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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by rabid_granny, Apr 27, 2004.
Is it "four hundred fifty one"..."four fifty one"...or "four five one"?
Four Fifty One
Four Fifty-One is correct.
I've never heard it pronounced any other way than "Four Fifty-One".
interesting....I've only ever heard it pronounced 'four...five...one'
Nope. Its simply too darn hot
I always say four hundred fifty one, since it's a temperature, but four fifty one does roll off the tongue more easily...
I agree Johnny - I've seen the film on TV many times and they always pronounce it this way!!
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?
Utopia (Kasim Sulton on bass, to be on-topic in Off Topic ) 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...
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".
I prefer using SI units, so I call it Celsius 232.8.
It's pronounced Hfuhruhurr! Hfuhruhurr!!!!
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.
four fifty one
It looks that way so far. Four five one and tom-mah-toe.
Agree - I've only ever heard it called four-five-one.
Alternatively five oh five point eight eight kelvin