How do you pronounce Moog?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by dharma, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    As in Bob, the guy, the pedals, etc.

    Is it ---

    Mewg (as in "ooh, ooh")
    Moog (as in "oo" in book)
    Mohg (as in long O sound)

    Friendly disagreement with a friend, gimme a hand fellas.

  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Rhymes with "Vogue", like the magazine.
  3. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Gotcha. Thanks for that blisteringly quick response, B-Bird.

    Or should I say flisteringly quick?
  4. `ash


    Feb 26, 2004
    ive never had to say the word out loud before but if i was i would say it like "mood" but ending with a G.
  5. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Blackbird is right, but if you need an "official" statement to convince your friend, check here.
  6. westland


    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong
    +1 ... it's what I'd always heard (and said)
  7. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Thanks Alvaro, it looks like if I'd listen to my own advice and search a little bit I would have found that on my own.

  8. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Wait a tick, i've been living a lie?!?!

    I always pronounced it like it was mood with g at the end.
  9. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    That's how I said it until one of my professors in college corrected me. I disagreed, but it turns out he personally knew Mr. Moog. Talk about being owned.
  10. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Man...this is kinda hard after saying "Moo"g since I've ever read the name.

    I don't like this game
  11. sorry guys...for me it'll always be the sound a cow makes with a "g" on the end
  12. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    That's okay. You'll just look like a buffoon for always being wrong. :D
  13. Oh, okay. MAH-gyew.

  14. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    I've always said it EMOWGAH
  15. hahaha, that cracked me up! Great story! I also pronounced it like "mood" with a 'g'. My world feels crushed now. Well, slightly different.
  16. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    I mispronounced it for so long (Moog as in moo cow) that I still slip up sometimes. My synth/MIDI class professor in school, in days long ago, pronounced it correctly, but I always thought he was out of his mind for pronouncing it that way. But he was right of course!

    EDIT: that was an awesome class too. We had a few nice vintage analog synths in the lab: two Minimoogs (one of which had severe tuning problems once it warmed up), an Oberheim, a Roland Juno, an ARP 2600, and some other digital keyboards that were new at the time.
  17. How about piezo

    I always say pee zo
  18. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Me too, but apparently the correct pronunciation is Pee-arr-zo.
  19. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Sounds like I've turned up some good thoughts.

    For Piezo, it reads to me (a copy editor at a newspaper in Louisiana, of all places) like -


    P.S. Kurt, your avatar owns. Is that from him saying "KHAAAAN!!!" ??