Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Straw poll people. How the hell do you pronounce the word "biopic?"
During a cinematic discussion, Richard made fun of my pronunciation. Bi-O-pic, I said. Obviously. Bio-pic, he said. Obviously.
Later, experts backed me up. Namely my dad and Inder. And, last night, Jon Stewart (@3:10).
Then, Richard fired back with Mirriam Webster and dictionary.com. Touche.
A quick google reveals that the debate rages on.
"Bi-op-ic sounds like an eyesight problem."
"Bio-pic makes more sense...but I've almost always heard reviewers, people in documentaries about the movies etc. pronounce it bi-opic."
This is my blog, so I'm right, but thoughts, anyone? Spurious logic and flaming encouraged.