Kuh-No-Eh-Bulls.......KNOEBELS, huh?

Thursday, July 24, 2003 6:41 PM
Alright, i went to the park for the first time last week. And after about 2-3 years of seeing stuff about this park...i always thought it was pronounced No-Eh-Bells sort of like Know-Eh-Bulls. I dont know why I just always thought it was pronounced that way....until all the ops said "Enjoy your day here at....Kuh-No-Eh-Bulls!"......and I thought..."What?"

Anywho, this made me wonder.... What other names in the amusement industry have a name that may be confusing to someone who has never heard the name or been to the place...?????

I thought I was pronouncing Lake Compounce wrong, but I guess I was right on that one (Comm-Pown-Sss) lol.......But my dad still pronounces it (Come-Pone-Sss)...hes just weird i guess.


Oh well, this topic might be dumb but just if you think of any names like this, let me know....you never know how someone will interperet a word!
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Thursday, July 24, 2003 6:52 PM
KUH-NO-BULLS you say the "K"

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 7:02 PM
How about "Kumba"?

"koomba" or "kuhmba"?

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 7:25 PM
I always thought of Knobels like "No Bulls"

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 7:39 PM
The "k" in Knoebel's is not silent even though general rules of the English language would suggest it is.

I've always said "koomba".

There was a lengthy discussion here a long time ago about the correct pronunciation of Kraken.

"crack-en" or "crock-en" or "cray-ken"

To me it's a no brainer, it's "crack-en" - but there were people who insisted that was incorrect. Dictionary.com suggests the "a" in kraken sounds like the "a" in father. So what do I know?

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 7:58 PM
It's I prefer Krahken, but it's Cracken - or at least, that's how it was pronounced at Sea World.

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Raging Bull is best when you're first. [6/16/03]

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 8:07 PM
How about Conneaut Lake? Is it con-ee-out or con-ee-ought? Or am I wrong twice? ;)

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 8:19 PM
If you've ever seen "Clash of the Titans", you can hear it pronounced "Crack-en" for Kracken on there, so the Crack part is how its pronounced. I always thought it was pronounced "Ke-No-Bulls", guess I too was wrong.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 8:33 PM
The folks at the park pronounce the "k."

Kinda like "Kuh-no-bulls"

I say Kuh-no-bulls.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 9:11 PM
Well fiddly dee!!

So it is K'noebels after all. I was looking at this lady (I met her in line for Grizzly at PGA) all weird because she kept on ranting about Twister about K'noebles. I always thought it was Know-bels. Then again she was the same lady ranting about Batman: Flight of Fear at Six Flags over Cleveland.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 9:15 PM
It's "con-ee-ought", MarimbaGuy.

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 10:14 PM
Geee Ah Guh. :)

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Thursday, July 24, 2003 11:24 PM
Wyandot Lake:

why-ANN-dot?
WIN-ann-doh?

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Friday, July 25, 2003 3:12 AM
Sorta like Kneebush, everyone says nebush, but Brents and My last name is infact pronounced K-ne-bush. It was confussing as a kid as at family reunions it was pronounced with the K by all the cousins but for some reason my Grandad pronounced it Neeebush and so thats what we grew up with, I actually prefer the hard K, but really dont want to correct people all the time.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 3:34 AM
Fjord Fjairlane, spinning flat ride, WoF.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 4:33 AM
Using rules of French, wouldn't Conneaut Lake be pronounced "conn-oh"?

I know that common practice in the U.S. is to "American-ize" pronunciations of foreign-based words. The best example I know is a street in metro Detroit spelled Schoenherr. This is actually German for "good (schoen) man (herr)." Thus, it should be pronounced "sheun-hair", but everyone in Detroit says, "Shane-er".

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Friday, July 25, 2003 6:24 AM
Well, if it's a family name like *K'nee'bush* or *Koch* or *K'noh'buhls* (wish I had Will's keyboard once again, that last one is a schwa, right?)....then the family gets to decide how it's pronounced, IMHO.

When it's a word with an obvious foreign heritage, I tend to favor the pronunciation that most closely resembles the way it would be pronounced in its country of origin....but many MANY words have been "Americanized", for better or worse (worse!)....;)

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Friday, July 25, 2003 6:33 AM
Koch of holiday world is pronounced "cook", right?

And a little know fact is that S:UE is not pronounced "sue" or "suey" but is actually "that twisty red ride."

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Friday, July 25, 2003 6:44 AM
Wyandot Lake is WY-an-dot.

And in case you are traveling through Ohio for any reason, here's a handy guide to American Indian pronunciation:

Cuyahoga: KY-a-HOAG-uh
Olentangy: OL-en-TAN-jee
Scioto: sigh-O-ta

Also, Lancaster is LANK-ass-ter, not LAN-CASTER. And Vienna is VY-ANNA. And Versailles is ver-SAILS. And Lima is LY-ma. And Gallipolis is GAL-a-po-LEASE. Don't ask me....

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Friday, July 25, 2003 6:48 AM
Just a few off the top of my head:

Knoebel's (Kuh-no-bell's)

Conneaut Lake (Con-e-ot)

Elitch Gardens (Eee-lich)

Wyandot Lake (Why-a-dot)

LeSourdesville Lake (Leeeeswordsville)

Bonfante Gardens (Bon-fawn-te)

Terra Mitica (Tara Mit-ih-ka)

However, the mist-placement of possesives on the Paramount Parks bothers me more than anything. They are:

Paramount's Kings Island

Paramount's Kings Dominion

Paramount Canada's Wonderland

Paramount's Carowinds

Paramount's Great America

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