Pokey Man

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Pokey Man

Post by MysticJhn » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:34 pm

A minor pet peeve, but how out of touch are some people?
Why am I still hearing people call it "Pokey Man" by mistake?
Not doing it ironically or mimicing old people, legitimately calling it Pokey Man.
It has been released in English now for TWENTY YEARS.
TWENTY YEARS!
I don't even like the game, and I'm at least knowledgable enough to probably name 50 Pokemon by picture alone.
If you're under 45, you really shouldn't be getting this wrong.
I mean, if this was the late 90s still and most adults still hadn't heard of it, I could understand.
But this is 2016.
It has been a very popular this whole time, and even people in their mid-30s like me were only in highschool when it was new.
Your age is not an excuse anymore.
Heck, even back then only "old" people called it Pokey Man.
Especially as popular as Pokemon GO is right now, there's really no excuse.
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Post by Rowwdy Yisb » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:57 pm

It's the same as people calling yugioh cards "yugiohs" i guess
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Post by MysticJhn » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:19 pm

What's very strange about it is that, after being told once or twice a name of a thing, you should either remember the name or forget it entirely.
I'm sure when Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog came out there were parents who didn't get the appeal, but probably remembered the name easier.

Us it the accented e that throws people off?
I just can't imagine not getting it after hearing it so much lately.
Surely some of these people have kids who are into it or talk about it.

"Hey, son, what is that game you're playing?"
"It's Pokemon! It's really cool!"
"Pokey Man?"
"No, Dad, Pokemon!"
"Oh, right, Pokemon. What is it about?"
"Well you're a kid and you catch monsters and..."

And that's all it should take to learn the name of it. Your kid is then going to proceed to
tell you about 150 names of monsters you're going to forget instantly, but he or she is going
to repeat the word Pokemon dozens of times in their excited prattle.

Most adults do things like watch the news, and right now Pokemon GO has been big news.
It's rather impossible to avoid, and yet, people are still saying Pokey Man GO.
Seriously? Even a non-gamer adult with no children should know better.
Like I said, this thing has been around since even people my age were children, you know it by now.
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Re: Pokey Man

Post by Nash » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:59 pm

You have a point

I also dislike when people mispronounce pokemon names too
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Post by Evilfaic » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:08 am

Nash wrote:You have a point

I also dislike when people mispronounce pokemon names too
Well, that's not nearly as bad. Unless they're claiming to be some sort of expert on the subject, you can't expect someone to be able to pronounce all of the 718 Pokemon names.
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Post by MysticJhn » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:49 am

I don't mind if someone mispronounces individual pokemon, even knowing them is more gameplay related
and I wouldn't ever expect everyone to have played.

Except maybe Pikachu since it's the major mascot, and even then it's not a big deal.
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Post by Wallaceman105 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:38 pm

My mother says yu-gee-go
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Post by Lord dragon » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:18 pm

you need a new mother.
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Post by Wallaceman105 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:40 am

Lord dragon wrote:you need a new mother.
Well this is the same one that threw my bed out 2 1/2 years ago, refused to let me get a job or take drivers ed, made me fold wet laundry and bring it home instead of just staying at the laundry mat and drying them, and has driven our family into such a financial shitheap that we've spent the last 8 years in and out of foreclosure proceedings.

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