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appleACE
7th Aug 2016, 23:49
Seeing PPRuNe mentioned on the BBC today reminded me of something I'd wondered for a while now.

How do you pronounce PPRuNe verbally?

I have always thought of it as being 'Pee - Prune.'

Integrated
7th Aug 2016, 23:52
Yeah, I pronounce it the same as you.

vapilot2004
8th Aug 2016, 00:02
Pah-Prune
Pa Pa Rune

Or as some say, "pee pee ruined", since Danny's departure.

Stanwell
8th Aug 2016, 00:05
I'm surprised you ask.
With a stutter, of course.

p.s. Can't beat va's response, above.

Flying Binghi
8th Aug 2016, 00:35
Say it the way kermit does and you will be as one..;)

megan
8th Aug 2016, 02:05
In my neck of the woods it's prune, as in the fruit. Shorthand?

seafire6b
8th Aug 2016, 02:34
Tee Emm must have the correct pronunciation, Shirley! (Prevents that Thinking feeling!)

Stanwell
8th Aug 2016, 02:44
Aw, c'mon megan ... you must have worked out by now that prunes (with a single P) give you the sh1ts.

underfire
8th Aug 2016, 04:18
From an already beat to death subject...

Fokker:

Actually the name started in the 40's in a light-hearted RAF publication called 'Tee Emm'(a pun on the more serious 'Technical Memoranda'). Flying Officer Percy Prune was a character who made all the basic cock-ups imaginable as an aid to getting the message across.( Out of interest, the 'gremlins' also came into common use in the same medium)
I suspect Danny knows all this and the name is, therefore 'Pee Prune'.

Seeing PPRuNe mentioned on the BBC today reminded me of something I'd wondered for a while now.

'Seeing' as in text, or mentioned as in verbiage? How did the BBC pronounce PPRUNE?

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seafire6b
8th Aug 2016, 07:29
For those Pee Pruners that haven't already seen it, the following's quite historically interesting, whilst also being somewhat amusing too :

The Story Of Pilot Officer Prune (http://www.content-delivery.co.uk/aviation/airfields/prune/)

Hence my earlier reference to Tee Emm and "Prevents that Thinking feeling!"


Plus some additional reading, as may be desired!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_Highly_Derogatory_Order_of_the_Irremovable_Finger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_John_Hooper

G-CPTN
8th Aug 2016, 08:44
Déjà vu (http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/570757-how-do-you-pronounce-pprune.html)

. . .

teeteringhead
8th Aug 2016, 11:03
Deja Vu

I knew you were going to say that .......;)

funfly
8th Aug 2016, 13:29
Prune

always has been although I never knew who Prune was or the associated story.

ORAC
8th Aug 2016, 15:41
Rule of English pronunciation.

The letter P when used in conjunction with a second consonant at the beginning of a word is normally silent. (being English, there are always exceptions to prove the rule). e.g. Psychiatrist, pneumonia, pneumatic, psychotherapy, psychotic, psychologist, pseudonym, Pterodactyl

Hence Prune.

Tankertrashnav
8th Aug 2016, 16:22
See also the surnames Ffrench and Ffoliott, which are pronounced as if they had only one 'f'.

Always pronounced this network Prune myself.

Geordie_Expat
8th Aug 2016, 17:39
Am I the only one wondering why Pprune was mentioned on the BBC ?

T28B
9th Aug 2016, 05:06
Locking the overhead bins rants/discussions over on R&N.

Geordie_Expat
9th Aug 2016, 17:13
Locking the overhead bins rants/discussions over on R&N.

Ah, right. The latest never-ending story (along with the Singapore Airlines fire).

ZeBedie
9th Aug 2016, 19:47
I'll wager the name Pprune was thought up by Prune Towers - it's his style.

gingernut
9th Aug 2016, 20:47
feɪs.bʊk

the new p prune ?