Saturday, August 6, 2011

Graham 101 : "THEOREM"



Hello there... spider!

I was half-listening last thursday morning to Tambalan - a very hip and funny radio show starring (strarring much??) Nicole Hyala and Chris tsuper... not their real name ofcourse- and they were discussing an algebra homework about the "Pythagorean THEOREM." Oh, by the way, did I mention I was also half-pretending doing something... wehehhehe...

Going back, can you read what the homework again is? <all together now>... "Pythagorean THEOREM!"
I hope you read the later as "thyo-rem" (thyo as in uncle and rem as in rem) like I did (para may karamay)
Because believe it or not... "THEOREM" was not pronounced that way...
Nicole Hyala just pronounced it as differently from what my auditory nerves expected it to be...
I was like "Wait a minute, that was not  how I was thought for the past 18 years of my life..(18 daw? debut?)"

And, because I was so curious and constantly thrive for knowledge (kunu) with the aid of the internet...
I found out what the real pronunciation was...and shock would be the understatement for what I felt...

Ofcourse, my cat-like curiosity does not end there... I need to know if I was the only one in my circle who missed that cue...
First, I had a chance to ask one very good test engineer in the person of Mr. JR Flores (which by the way, a good prospect- knowing he is an engineer I was 102.67% sure that he had studied and pronounced that word before...) and to my luck he pronounced it the way I did... strike 1 for me....
Then, I also asked my brother, JB Labergas (a Cum Laude graduate of DLSU-Taft and a Top 9 of the ECE board exam last October2010...I don't like to brag what's not mine...but what can I do, can't help it),
and fortunately for me he said it wrong too...   strike 2.. 
I was actively and dynamically looking for more victims.... muawahahahhahahhah

If you you want to know the correct pronunciation or at least how the westerns do it, I have a very good link below...
http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com/dictionary/theorem

Before I forget, same goes with "THEORY"...
http://www.oxfordadvancedlearnersdictionary.com/dictionary/theory

That's all for now, langaw!

3 comments:

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  2. aaw, lingaw! di ko pa gleng mabatian ang corrent pronunciation. mapuli pa ko cavite! kag aba aba! 18 followers?! mayo ah. :)

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  3. jeff, tama pronunciation ko... napakinggan ko rin ito last week... keep up with writing entertaining entries! akala ko ba magco-contribute din si JB?

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