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== Magic or Badges ==
== Magic or Badges ==
Does [[Brundo the Decemberween Yak|Brundo]] say I lost all my badges or magic?--[[User:Onestop|ONESTOP]] 14:44, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
Does [[Brundo the Decemberween Yak|Brundo]] say I lost all my badges or magic?--[[User:Onestop|ONESTOP]] 14:44, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
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::::Yup. It's just like the argument of [[Senorial Day|gamble vs. gambol]]; lots of people said that Cardgage OBVIOUSLY pronounced the latter word and it didn't sound like the proper pronunciation of the former, apparently unaware that the two words are complete homophones. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 19:53, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
::::Yup. It's just like the argument of [[Senorial Day|gamble vs. gambol]]; lots of people said that Cardgage OBVIOUSLY pronounced the latter word and it didn't sound like the proper pronunciation of the former, apparently unaware that the two words are complete homophones. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 19:53, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
:::::Google 'em.  Deborah is far more common, nearly 2:1.  Let's go with the more common until corrected by a QotW or something, if it comes to that.  {{User:OptimisticFool/sig}} 20:13, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
:::::Google 'em.  Deborah is far more common, nearly 2:1.  Let's go with the more common until corrected by a QotW or something, if it comes to that.  {{User:OptimisticFool/sig}} 20:13, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
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::::::I have to point out, that logic only works if you believe they have the same pronounciation.  In my area, they don't.  It's a bit like saying that since "Kate" is a more common search result than "Kat", we should avoid using Kat.{{User:Nebulon/sig}} 10:13, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
 
:::::Disagree.  It's not "just like" since Senor C's tendency to use gibberish and malapropisms adds significant ambiguity.  In this case, it's SB and Marzi speaking, so I don't think we have any reason to believe they'd both use a non-standard pronunciation of "Deborah", even if it is common.  - [[User:DAGRON|DAGRON]] 07:58, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
:::::Disagree.  It's not "just like" since Senor C's tendency to use gibberish and malapropisms adds significant ambiguity.  In this case, it's SB and Marzi speaking, so I don't think we have any reason to believe they'd both use a non-standard pronunciation of "Deborah", even if it is common.  - [[User:DAGRON|DAGRON]] 07:58, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
::::::But it's ''not'' non-standard. That's the point. "Debra" is the non-standard spelling. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 08:01, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
::::::But it's ''not'' non-standard. That's the point. "Debra" is the non-standard spelling. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]] 08:01, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
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:::::::Maybe it's just different parts of the country (or different countries, even, dunno where you're from, DAGRON), but I would consider pronouncing Deborah with two syllables as the standard pronunciation, and would hear a three-syllable version as over-articulated. Oh, and I agree with using the spelling "Deborah" per Jay and Optimistic Fool. {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 08:02, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
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:::::::Maybe it's just different parts of the country (or different countries, even, dunno where you're from, DAGRON), but I would consider pronouncing Deborah with two syllables as the standard pronunciation, and  
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would hear a three-syllable version as over-articulated. Oh, and I agree with using the spelling "Deborah" per Jay and Optimistic Fool. {{User:Heimstern Läufer/sig}} 08:02, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
::::::::Okay, I have to concede that it seems that both pronunciations for Deborah are equally accepted, as evidenced by a brief google.  I guess my main point is that the pronunciation of Debra is unambiguous. (To DG: Debra's not a non-standard spelling by any means.  Less common, p'raps, but not unusual.)
::::::::Okay, I have to concede that it seems that both pronunciations for Deborah are equally accepted, as evidenced by a brief google.  I guess my main point is that the pronunciation of Debra is unambiguous. (To DG: Debra's not a non-standard spelling by any means.  Less common, p'raps, but not unusual.)
::::::::I don't mean to belabor the point, especially seeing as I'm not particularly opposed to "Deborah" being used.  A Sketchbook of Marzi's cousin would help disambiguate, though =D -[[User:DAGRON|DAGRON]] 08:45, 19 December 2007 (UTC)   
::::::::I don't mean to belabor the point, especially seeing as I'm not particularly opposed to "Deborah" being used.  A Sketchbook of Marzi's cousin would help disambiguate, though =D -[[User:DAGRON|DAGRON]] 08:45, 19 December 2007 (UTC)   
Quasi-related, and forgive me if it's already been addressed or if I'm submitting it wrong: is the phrase 'better than Debra' intended to evoke the band name Better Than Ezra? --ham
Quasi-related, and forgive me if it's already been addressed or if I'm submitting it wrong: is the phrase 'better than Debra' intended to evoke the band name Better Than Ezra? --ham
:I admit that that's what comes to mind every time I see the phrase, but I don't think it's a reference. -[[User:DAGRON|DAGRON]] 16:38, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
:I admit that that's what comes to mind every time I see the phrase, but I don't think it's a reference. -[[User:DAGRON|DAGRON]] 16:38, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
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I know this is an old discussion by now but I only noticed just now that the spelling on the transcript is Deborah.  This struck me as very odd, and I would like to register my support of those who would like to have it say "Debra".  I have known many people named Debra, and while it is a diminutive of Deborah, the two words are both recognized in the same sense of "Mary" and "Marie" - they have the same origin, but most people can differentiate between these two spellings when they hear it spoken.
 
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While it is true that /ˈdɛbrə/ (deb-ruh) is an accepted pronounciation of Deborah, it is not the most common one.  Check out http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Deborah - For "Deborah", /ˈdɛbrə/ (deb-ruh) is consistently listed as second, behind /ˈdɛbərə/ (deb-er-uh).  On the other hand, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Debra "Debra" has only one pronounciation - deb-ruh.  Certainly Debra is a derivative spelling of Deborah; however, I would argue that when the name is spoken as deb-ruh, it is more commonly spelled Debra; when spoken as deb-er-uh or de-bor-uh, it is written as Deborah.  Since Strong Bad and Marzipan clearly are saying deb-ruh, I believe it should be spelled Debra.{{User:Nebulon/sig}} 10:13, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
 
== Sheriff of Town ==
== Sheriff of Town ==
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Did anyone else notice that when you see the "Singers" their green songbooks say "Hims"? Does this deserve a place on the page?
Did anyone else notice that when you see the "Singers" their green songbooks say "Hims"? Does this deserve a place on the page?
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== First connected phone? ==
 
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Is it just me, or is this the first time we've seen a phone with supposedly connected wires on H*R?  Pretty much all instances of characters using a phone (aside from mobile phones) I can think of were disconnected. And if this is the case, does it warrant mentioning? -[[User:MNGoldenEagle|MNGoldenEagle]] 21:22, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
 

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