View Poll Results: How do you personally pronounce "MOTU"?

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  • As single letters "M O T U"

    43 26.88%
  • As a word "motu"

    105 65.63%
  • Use both way depending on mood / situation

    12 7.50%
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    "MOTU" - how do you pronounce it?

    Okay, weird random poll for a Friday afternoon...

    How do you personally pronounce "MOTU"?
    As single letters - "M O T U", or as a word, as in "Mow-Too"

    I mean, I've always thought of it as single letters, and never thought of it as being anything else, until I noticed a while back that in some of Pixel Dan's figure reviews he pronounces it as a word, as in "mowtoo".

    I guess it had just never crossed my mind before, and am just interested how other people say it.
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    I never say mow-two. hehe

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    I say motu as a word, but not mowtoo. As a spanish speaker I don't feel the need of adding sounds to the written words.
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    I avoid the entire thing by saying "Masters of the Universe", or just "Masters". When I read "MOTU" my brain tells me "Masters of the Universe", so it never occured to me to figure out how to say it as a word of its own.

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    I write it but never say it so none of the options above

    I always say "the Masters Of The Universe"!!

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    Single letters, or sometimes I just shorten it to Masters. I do that with other stuff too - for example, I never say "Neck-Uhh". I've always used N-E-C-A.

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    I always say Mow-Two, and occasionally 'Mow-Tuuk' for MOTUC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khror View Post
    I write it but never say it so none of the options above

    I always say "the Masters Of The Universe"!!
    Yup, that's exactly what I do too.
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    I just say "Masters!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by followermovie View Post
    I avoid the entire thing by saying "Masters of the Universe", or just "Masters". When I read "MOTU" my brain tells me "Masters of the Universe", so it never occured to me to figure out how to say it as a word of its own.
    That is exactly the same as me, the alleviation is only for typing, i can say Masters of The Universe in a second, there is no character limit on real life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khror View Post
    I write it but never say it so none of the options above

    I always say "the Masters Of The Universe"!!
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    Yup, that's exactly what I do too.
    I third the motion...
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    I say it like one word, Motu. But I do something that perhaps not that many english-speaking folks do, I say it with an ɔ-sound ( that's fonetic script), instead of the classic English O.

    It's like this: MɔTU(! a bit faster and more powerful, overall) Like... MoaTU. But the oa-sound is a little bit faster than in Boat.

    And that's how you pronounce MotU, damnit!

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    I only write it as MOTU. If I'm speaking, I either say "Masters Of The Universe" or "He-Man".
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    I usually say "He-Man" but I sometimes say "Mow-Too."
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    I say Moe too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cringalicious View Post
    I say Moe too


    Me too!

    I don't really, I just wanted to post that picture.
    Last edited by Merman's Head; September 12, 2010 at 12:24pm.
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    i say it as moe 2 as well and motuc i say mo 2 see

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    LOL! No offense, but this is a lame topic!

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    I say "Masters of the Universe" or "He-Man".

    I hate when people say MOE TWO, MOE TOCKS, MOETUUUUK, or any other variation of pronouncing the arcronym. For some weird reason it just annoys me.

    I don't mind "Masters" for short, but I hate when people say acronyms as words. I guess it goes with this age of cell phone texting language which I really despise. Some people are androids and probably say "LAWL" instead of actually laughing anymore because they have a texting addiction.

    It reminds me of reading some random idiot's youtube comment where every word is spelled wrong and it looks like their brain and education is nonexistant.

    Sorry for the pet peeve rant there....I can't help myself and always complain about it though.
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    lol; i've said "moe-two" but only 1 person around me understands so i can count on 1 hand how many x's i've said it...

    but n general i tend to refer 2 stuff as he-man fill-n-blank or she-ra fill-n-blank

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    ps. sorry, count marzo - i tend 2 post on boards n abbrev. txt-ish speak

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    I just call it classics...but I guess I'd call it 'motu' like any other acroynm that becomes a word.

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    I pronounce it as a word. moe-two.
    Same for POP, I pronounce it as a word (snap crackle and POP ).
    MOTUC is moe-two C, with the C being the only letter.
    NA is the only one I pronounce as letters.
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    I don't. I write it here, but never say it out loud. I don't know anybody who would understand it anyway...

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    The poll is swinging once more onto the proper side! ehehehe

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    You say Masters
    I say Mow-too
    Masters, Mow-too
    Masters, Mow-too

    Let's call the whole thing off!

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