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#1
How do you pronounce his name?

I went on Wikipedia and was given this most useful pronounciation;

"pɑːlənɪk". I mean seriously, what the hell?

Cheers.
#6
Quote by MightyAl
It's pronounced "but- fase".


The problem with The Pit.

All these people who usually look up the joke threads just kid about.

The guy asks an actual question, you're not funny, you're a dick.
People like you are the problem with the damn forum here.


Also, to the TS, I'm sorry, I can't pronouce it.

But you're right, Wikipedia is all cad-rapey with that.
#7
Quote by SealCubMassacre
Wow thanks man.


Meh, I just read some of Fight Club and decided he was crap.
#8
Quote by MentalityBand
The problem with The Pit.

All these people who usually look up the joke threads just kid about.

The guy asks an actual question, you're not funny, you're a dick.
People like you are the problem with the damn forum here.


Also, to the TS, I'm sorry, I can't pronouce it.

But you're right, Wikipedia is all cad-rapey with that.


You're my hero. Someone should sticky what you just said.
#10
Quote by SealCubMassacre
"pɑːlənɪk". I mean seriously, what the hell?


those symbals represent the way you pronounce each letter.

in this case it's 'pahlenik'.
#13
Quote by haz_uk
those symbals represent the way you pronounce each letter.

in this case it's 'pahlenik'.


That's what I thought, but the "e" is upside down and the "i" doesn't have the period over the main body, so I assumed it meant something different.

Thank you though.
#14
Well, according the pronunciation, it seems like it's pronounced Pa-lenik.

Pa, with a short a, and just lenik.

Pa-lenik.
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#15
Or maybe Pa-leneek?

lol.

Never mind. I don't know.
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#16
Quote by MentalityBand
The problem with The Pit.

All these people who usually look up the joke threads just kid about.

The guy asks an actual question, you're not funny, you're a dick.
People like you are the problem with the damn forum here.


Also, to the TS, I'm sorry, I can't pronouce it.

But you're right, Wikipedia is all cad-rapey with that.

yes because you have been around so long to see the entirety of the pit and what its like...stop being an uptight asshole, people in the pit like to have FUN, thats why its for random shit that doesnt fit anywhere else...also you are ghey for listing jack black as one of your favorite guitarists. I love Tenacious D and I love jack black, but you are seriously a dumbass because he is donkey shit at guitar.

In conclusion, YOU are the problem with the Pit.
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Last edited by pavel at Nov 29, 2007,
#17
It's pronounced "Pal-uh-nuk". I know for a fact.

I'm gonna take this post to say that this guy is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo ****ing amazing. By far my favorite author.

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What the ****?
#18
I just call him chuck pah-la-noo-ik.


And invisible monsters is **** but everyone says its his best book because they're trying to be awesome.


He's **** at writing endings too.


Survivor = his best IMO, but haunted is good and I havent read Rant yet. Snuff sounds awesome.
#19
Quote by DanRev
I just call him chuck pah-la-noo-ik.


And invisible monsters is **** but everyone says its his best book because they're trying to be awesome.


He's **** at writing endings too.


Survivor = his best IMO, but haunted is good and I havent read Rant yet. Snuff sounds awesome.


I'm reading Haunted now after you posted "Guts" on here. It's really good.
#20
Quote by DanRev
I just call him chuck pah-la-noo-ik.


And invisible monsters is **** but everyone says its his best book because they're trying to be awesome.


He's **** at writing endings too.


Survivor = his best IMO, but haunted is good and I havent read Rant yet. Snuff sounds awesome.

Read Choke, it's his best one.

And true, his endings aren't really conclusive, but they're not meant to be I think.

The ending of Fight Club was good though, and Survivor you knew what was going to happen ayway.
#21
Quote by pavel
yes because you have been around so long to see the entirety of the pit and what its like...stop being an uptight asshole, people in the pit like to have FUN, thats why its for random shit that doesnt fit anywhere else...also you are ghey for listing jack black as one of your favorite guitarists. I love Tenacious D and I love jack black, but you are seriously a dumbass because he is donkey shit at guitar.

In conclusion, YOU are the problem with the Pit.


1. Certain posts are not "having fun," they are immature and contribute nothing to the thread. I like joking around as much as anyone else, but some posts are just plain stupid.

2. Seriously, does it really matter how long someone's been posting here? Are you gonna rip on me, too, since I've only been here since last March? There is no correlation between join date and the quality of a poster. For all you know, he may know and understand the Pit very well. After all, it's not that complicated of a place.

3. Who he listens to is none of your business, so keep your elitist holier-than-thou comments to yourself.

Have a nice day.
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#22
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Read Choke, it's his best one.

And true, his endings aren't really conclusive, but they're not meant to be I think.

The ending of Fight Club was good though, and Survivor you knew what was going to happen ayway.



I started choke and then couldnt be arsed to read anything. I'll start again. They're making a movie on it apparently.
#23
Quote by MightyAl
It's pronounced "but- fase".


It's beardfacè, damn it!

Oh, and it's paula-h, nu-ick

like buick with a n
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#24
Quote by DanRev
I started choke and then couldnt be arsed to read anything. I'll start again. They're making a movie on it apparently.

Yeah, I hope it's good.

There's a short film on YouTube that comes from the book. I don't know if it's from the movie, but it's not very good.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-_Q1iwrvSNE
#25
Quote by hardrock1315
Yeah, I hope it's good.

There's a short film on YouTube that comes from the book. I don't know if it's from the movie, but it's not very good.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-_Q1iwrvSNE



Nah that aint, its only just started shooting I've heard.


I hope its good too, because I still reckon the fight club movie is better than the book.


Oh yes I did, I just said a movie was better than the original book. Holy ****, I should run from the book people before they crucify me. I may aswell add insult to injury though... DA VINCI CODE IS AWESUM. DAN BROWN IS BEST WRITA EVA
#26
Quote by DanRev
Nah that aint, its only just started shooting I've heard.


I hope its good too, because I still reckon the fight club movie is better than the book.


Oh yes I did, I just said a movie was better than the original book. Holy ****, I should run from the book people before they crucify me. I may aswell add insult to injury though... DA VINCI CODE IS AWESUM. DAN BROWN IS BEST WRITA EVA



In all seriousness, the movie was great. I'm just more of a "book person" I guess.

Also, I liked the ending of the book better.
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Quote by hardrock1315


In all seriousness, the movie was great. I'm just more of a "book person" I guess.

Also, I liked the ending of the book better.



I prefered the movie ending, the book ending just didnt do anything for me. Maybe because I love Fincher and Norton. I'm much more of a movie person, I cant read books as well as I used to. I just never have the time. Thats why I like Chuck. His stuff is so short and snappy its not long long long long paragraphs that never end and I end up skimming over half till something happens.


This probably makes me an illiterate moron which is cool.
#29
Quote by DanRev
Nah that aint, its only just started shooting I've heard.


I hope its good too, because I still reckon the fight club movie is better than the book.


Oh yes I did, I just said a movie was better than the original book. Holy ****, I should run from the book people before they crucify me. I may aswell add insult to injury though... DA VINCI CODE IS AWESUM. DAN BROWN IS BEST WRITA EVA


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#30
Quote by pavel
also you are ghey for listing jack black as one of your favorite guitarists. I love Tenacious D and I love jack black, but you are seriously a dumbass because he is donkey shit at guitar.


Wow...

Please stop existing

Please...
#31
Quote by pavel
yes because you have been around so long to see the entirety of the pit and what its like...stop being an uptight asshole, people in the pit like to have FUN, thats why its for random shit that doesnt fit anywhere else...also you are ghey for listing jack black as one of your favorite guitarists. I love Tenacious D and I love jack black, but you are seriously a dumbass because he is donkey shit at guitar.

In conclusion, YOU are the problem with the Pit.

It's funny how you talk about join dates but this is the first time I've ever seen you post.
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#32
i never really knew how to pronounce it.

i think his best book is probably Survivor.

i saw a couple people say they liked Haunted. i didnt really think it was that good.
#33
i pronounce it Pal-in-uk
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#34
I liked invisible monsters and survivor the best. but all of his work is pretty damn good. hes a great writer, but not my favorite. that honor goes to Hunter Thompson, or Bret Easton Ellis, or
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#35
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i pronounce it Pal-in-uk


i think its Paul-in-ick. ive seen interviews with him and listened to his commentary on the Fight Club dvd. thats how they pronounced it
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#36
I've always pronounced it "pa-la-nee-uck". But it looks like other people have posted the way it's properly announced.

I have Fight Club, Choke, and Haunted. I haven't finished Haunted yet; for some reason I get a couple chapters into it then something comes up and I can't be bothered to read it for weeks. Pisses me off because when I'm reading a book I like to read it and not put it down for more of a day then pick it up and try to remember what's going on or anything.

He's a great writer; I love his bluntness and his ability to get to the point very quickly without any BS or filler; all while still being coherent. There are a few things I don't like about his work; but the good outweighs the bad.

How can you not like the Fight Club book? I wish they would've went with the book ending in the movie(They didn't because the studio pushed them into having a "happy" ending. Still a great movie though; great cast, director, etc etc. I still remember being blown away when I first saw it. After my brother and I first saw it, we watched it at least once a day for a full month and a half.).

OFF TOPIC-- To those of you arguing about join dates; give it up please; it's annoying seeing that brought up like it has some sort of merit to it.
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#37
Biographical Information
How do you pronounce Palahniuk?
PAUL-AH-NIK (Paula Nick). The story goes that Chuck's Grandparents decided to pronounce their name as a combination on their two first names, Paula and Nick. As Chuck relates it: "So many Palahniuk's drop letters from the name. We kept all the letter's but we probably say it the worst.". The 'Old World' pronunciation is PAH-la-NYOOK

Off his website...
#38
Quote by JackalUK
Biographical Information
How do you pronounce Palahniuk?
PAUL-AH-NIK (Paula Nick). The story goes that Chuck's Grandparents decided to pronounce their name as a combination on their two first names, Paula and Nick. As Chuck relates it: "So many Palahniuk's drop letters from the name. We kept all the letter's but we probably say it the worst.". The 'Old World' pronunciation is PAH-la-NYOOK

Off his website...

That means I pronounce it the "Old World" way then
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#39
I always thought it was pronounced "Pal-An-Wick" with a slight kind of hwuh sound just before the wick, kinda like hwick.
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