Thursday, December 2, 2021

how do you pronounce OMICRON?

 I've always been taught Oh-MIKE-ron. Virtually the whole of the USA says OH-mick-ron. Interesting....

15 comments:

Tom T. said...

Glad to see you have returned !

astroguy said...

"AH-mik-ron" for me, usually, unless I sometimes do "OH" for the first syllable.

Among the conspiracists I've recently listened to (including Cassidy), they put an extra "n" in there for omNicron. Very weird, but since when did the most basic facts affect them?

Steve said...

I wasn't even sure if it started with a long or short O.

Dickhard Hoglard said...

As it is a Latin word, it's pronounced:

Oh-MEE-chrone

Anonymous said...

I pronounce it like astroguy. I wonder if those conspiracists are pronouncing it onmNicron to mock Joe Biden, who said it as such.

Ground Ed said...

SARS has been known of since the 1960s. How did SARS-2 occur, and how is it that so many new variant strains are now showing up so rapidly?

Trekker said...

The original Greek is easy and straightforward enough: OH-mee-kron.

expat said...

TVM for all the responses. Seems I've been saying it wrongly all these ytears.

THE said...


That's mighty big of you, Paterick. You rarely admit you are wrong. Now, get back to work and debunk the Omicron strain.

purpleivan said...

I just followed that irrefutable guide to all things scientific, Futurama, as to how to pronounce Omicron.

THE said...

Remember what you said about Hoagland being 86'd from Coast? Turns out it was for the June 19, 2015 show, about Russia being outraged because of the high tech that Apollo found on the Moon and didn't share with other countries. I wonder if that's what Putin wanted to give Hoagland a medal for?

expat said...

Not true Theadora, it was all about RCH winning a bet with Gnoory and demanding a 5-hour show all his own.

THE said...

Maybe unrelated, and I don't recall the date, but Noory in passing to Hoagland, he mentioned something about the Russians wanting to award Hoagland with a medal. This must have been pre arranged, because -

Hoagland said without missing a beat: "If there were just some way of accepting the award, without acceding to Putin's megalomania."

Now THAT'S even more funny than ironic.

Paterick, did you catch what the medal was supposed to be for?

Arnold Erickson said...

I hope you are continuing to recover. It’s been hard to keep track what Mike Bara and other pseudoscientific pundits are talking about.

This morning, as I was writing about Scary Kerry Cassidy’s latest articles about the Russian-Trump-Patriot alliance to defeat alien incursions and/or the Cabal, I thought about your post about scalar attack she suffered back in the day. Was tgat tge best tgey could do to stop her?

As I was linking to that, I also read several of your posts about Linda Howe. She recently created a stir on UFO Twitter for erupting on a podcast when the host dared to ask a question that went beyond fawning adulation for her many accomplishments.

Unfortunately some things just keep coming back, which might make it harder for you to feel like returning in full.

https://www.spacecapn.com/scary-kerry/

THE said...


Balderdash.

Putin successfully pulled off a seamless transition, by creating two new independent Republics to host Russian peace keepers. This in defense against NATO at the border and in the Black Sea. The hypocrisy of course, is the Russian communication vessels (spy ships) in US waters, not to mention Chinese nuclear armed submarines.

This ploy gives Russia the necessary corridor from Russia directly to the Black Sea. Landlocked Russia has been invaded more than any other country in history. Putin lives in Sochi. He can't wake up nowadays, with out seeing a periscope watching him scratch his ass. How he can see the periscope with his back to the submarine, I'll never know, butt it would only take a mere, split second to blast his ass with a cruise missile while he barbeques reindeer venison on the porch of his quaint little beach cottage.

Ironically, Germany now halts building a pipeline which Europe desperately desires, in cutting off it's nose to spite it's face, while Putin manages to get a good price for oil during an otherwise down market. Russia, along with the rest of OPEC, Ukraine, British Petroleum, and Chevron, all benefit from hundred dollar oil. Has traffic congestion decreased in your town?

One might well wonder why Russia was so quick to accede to the Ukrainian borders after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, though, with Russian populations inside, adjacent to Russia?