It’s nice to learn new stuff. It keeps the mind fresh and studies show that as you get older, learning actually helps to boost serotonin levels and reduce your risk of head cancer*. For those of you who are eager to learn MORE, here are some lessons in how to pronounce Jake Gyllenhaal, Eminem, and EA Sports. Impress your friends! (Via MaxSilvestri.Livejournal.com.)

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Comments (19)
  1. lol @ livejournal. fake humiliation, max.

  2. It sounds like he’s on the phone with customer service and is getting more and more upset that they can’t catch his name

  3. Actually, watching this may have been the most constructive thing I have ever done on a Friday.

  4. “Oh! That’s how you say it. Good to know. Good to know.” — Zach Galifianakis

  5. “Whoa. Did you ever notice how if you say the same word over and over it starts to sound weird?” – stoners

  6. I pronounce Gabe’s name as gaaah-be dal-ah-heee and Kelly’s name as gaaah-be dal-ah-heee.

  7. Oh so that’s it! I always though it was Zach, said like “batch.” For a while I thought it was like Bach, too. Man, I was waaaay off.

  8. I don’t like these videos and i’ll tell you why. Because almost all that i’ve watched inspire my LEAST favorite youtube commenter meme:

    I like the part where he says [thing].
    [thumps up] [very high #]

    I wish that would die.

  9. sounds like Tobey Maguire. glad he was able to find some work.

  10. I get it: these are to send to your parents when they mispronounce stuff they’re too old to understand, right?

  11. Fixthe, Fixthe Fernback.

  12. At some point in his Purple Onion standup DVD, Zach Galifianakis pronounces his own name as “Zatch Gaspifanasky.”

  13. Um, I’m pretty sure that F needs to be palatalized? A little superscript semi-vowel “j” next to the f in the IPA? Right? Right? Anyone?

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