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How do you pronounce the title "Fahrenheit 451"?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by rabid_granny, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Is it "four hundred fifty one"..."four fifty one"...or "four five one"?
  2. grovest


    Feb 26, 2002
    Four Fifty One
  3. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    four fifty-one.
  4. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Tah-koh Sue-pree-moe
  5. Four Fifty-One is correct.
  6. I've never heard it pronounced any other way than "Four Fifty-One".
  7. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Quatre cinquante-et-un. :p

  8. interesting....I've only ever heard it pronounced 'four...five...one' :meh:
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Nope. Its simply too darn hot ;) :D :D
  10. Baofu


    Mar 8, 2003
    I always say four hundred fifty one, since it's a temperature, but four fifty one does roll off the tongue more easily...
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I agree Johnny - I've seen the film on TV many times and they always pronounce it this way!!
  12. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I'm joining the "four five one" crowd, based on what I've heard and become used to.

    Vaguely related, how do you pronounce King's X? I've always called them "King's Ex" but when I went to their London gig last year there was a ticket tout wandering around outside offering tickets for "King's Cross". It made me smile... but was he right? :D

  13. Utopia (Kasim Sulton on bass, to be on-topic in Off Topic :D ) had a song about that, on the album "Swing to the Right" if I remember correctly. Not that it would be the definitive reference, but they used the 'four fifty-one' option.

    The book is worth reading, especially now with the way things seem to be heading... :eek:

  14. I'm curious Bruce. Is it the TV announcers that you've heard pronounce it "four - five - one", or was it in the film itself. I honestly haven't seen the film in many years and don't recall from the movie. Locally, we've always called it "four fifty-one".
  15. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    I prefer using SI units, so I call it Celsius 232.8. ;)
  16. It's pronounced Hfuhruhurr! Hfuhruhurr!!!!

  17. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    HA! Love the Two Brains reference.

    I'm thinking the four-five-one/ four fifty-one controversy will really fall down to which country you live in. Americans and those successfully infested with American pop culture will fall on the four fifty-one side. Residents of regions pitifully struggling to avoid being assimilated will try silly alternative pronunciations.

    Resistance is futile! You will be assimilated!

    Whoa. Sorry. Had a Borg moment there.
  18. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    four fifty one

    good book
  19. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    It looks that way so far. Four five one and tom-mah-toe. :spit: ;)

  20. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Agree - I've only ever heard it called four-five-one.

    Alternatively five oh five point eight eight kelvin ;)