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#1 Shreddy Lee

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:13 PM

So, I have to know... is it pronounced PERT, or PEERT?

I've heard it both ways from multiple sources and so I'm not really sure what to believe.

(I know it's probably been asked before, the search turned up no results.)

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#2 1-0-0-1-0-0-1

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:14 AM

It's not "PERT" (rhymes with "hurt"). What I'm not sure about is if it's PEERT ("peer") or PEART ("pear").

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:21 AM

QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Jul 2 2010, 02:14 AM)
It's not "PERT" (rhymes with "hurt"). What I'm not sure about is if it's PEERT ("peer") or PEART ("pear").

it's peert "peer"

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:29 AM

I've heard it pronounced both ways and I used to wonder but anymore I don't care.  He's awesome; regardless of how he pronounces his last name.  

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:39 AM

Peer-t

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:42 AM

Chicken

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:49 AM

QUOTE (Faithless Mover @ Jul 2 2010, 02:42 AM)
Chicken

What do you mean, chicken  wtf.gif  

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:02 AM

It's PEERT. He has said so in at least one interview. It's 5:13AM and i haven't slept so I can't be bothered to dig up the link

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:30 AM

QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Jul 2 2010, 02:14 AM)
It's not "PERT" (rhymes with "hurt"). What I'm not sure about is if it's PEERT ("peer") or PEART ("pear").

It's the long e sound.  I remember someplace Neil said it should be pronounced like "ear."

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:35 AM

If you're from the US it's pronounced Pert. If you are from Canukistan you pronounce it Peert. Pretty much sums it up.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:41 AM

QUOTE (ChroniclesOfRush @ Jul 2 2010, 07:35 AM)
If you're from the US it's pronounced Pert. If you are from Canukistan you pronounce it Peert. Pretty much sums it up.

Ah........another wise ass eh?




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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:41 AM

Not again...

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:55 AM

QUOTE (-D-RocK- @ Jul 2 2010, 08:41 AM)
QUOTE (ChroniclesOfRush @ Jul 2 2010, 07:35 AM)
If you're from the US it's pronounced Pert. If you are from Canukistan you pronounce it Peert. Pretty much sums it up.

Ah........another wise ass eh?




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Posted 02 July 2010 - 09:01 AM

As someone already said, Neil himself said it's pronounced "peert". Also, I remember watching one of the concert videos once (ESL if I'm not mistaken) and Geddy introducing Neil as Neil "Peert".  

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE (kooma @ Jul 2 2010, 03:49 AM)
QUOTE (Faithless Mover @ Jul 2 2010, 02:42 AM)
Chicken

What do you mean, chicken  wtf.gif

Sorry. I was being a smart ass. A question for the ages. Chicken or the egg? I thought the whole "Pert" or "Peert" thing was sufficiently explained. I'll refrain from obtuseness in future postings.  ph34r.gif  

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 11:09 AM

Spelled P-e-a-r-t, pronounced Jones.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE (Some Half-Forgotten Stranger @ Jul 2 2010, 12:09 PM)
Spelled P-e-a-r-t, pronounced Jones.

I like this one.  yes.gif

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 11:46 AM

Long P...Long E....Silent Z...no F sound for PH....and it ends in a T. moon.gif



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Posted 02 July 2010 - 11:49 AM

If you watch the "time machine outro video" thread in the tour section, Neil tells you exactly how to pronounce his name!

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:42 PM

Too bad they didn't address this in the doc!  laugh.gif  




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