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....

13 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?