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orgblu10 November 29th, 2017 11:32pm

If your last name was Weiner, how would you prefer it to be pronounced?

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11/30/17 8:30 am


Qwesticles North Carolina
11/30/17 5:24 am

Well my last name is Cockman so...

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/29/17 10:28 pm

The correct pronunciation would be WYE-ner, or Vฤช-ner if you stuck to the German pronunciation.
• If the surname were Wiener, Americans would say WEE-ner and Germans would say vee-EN-er, meaning a person from Vienna.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/29/17 11:02 pm

They wouldn't.
Wiener in modern German is pronounced VEEner.
Go to IPA and Hörbeispiele.

Alcerus fascist
11/29/17 11:07 pm

Ohhhh ich bin ein Oskar Meyer Wiener!

Alcerus fascist
11/29/17 11:14 pm

das ist was ich wirklich sein möchte!

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/29/17 11:36 pm

PS: in the local dialect however, Wiener is pronounced close to how we pronounce Vienna, something in between Vienna and the name Werner with both R's dropped. Here, the ie is a rising diphthong resembling the ea in Latin mea culpa.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/29/17 11:38 pm

@Alcerus: dann wirst du gegrillt und gegessen ๐Ÿ˜

11/29/17 10:04 pm

My first name is Wiener

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/29/17 10:30 pm

From Wien? Or from an Austrian family?

chickencookie It really is
11/29/17 8:06 pm

I’d have it legally changed to Prosecco ๐Ÿพ

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/29/17 10:31 pm

Be frank with me...

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
11/29/17 7:48 pm

If that has to be your name, you might as well go all out.

anniepoops wisco fever
11/29/17 7:36 pm

Wy-ner like the creator of Mad Men ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

orgblu10 Shamerica
11/29/17 8:57 pm

Ooh, forgot about him! When you've got an achievement like that, I guess how people can say your name however they want.

Btw, we're up 3-0 vs. Jon Hamm's Blues. Lol what are the odds.

anniepoops wisco fever
11/29/17 9:11 pm

I saw! I was like wow! You’ve given us hope.

anniepoops wisco fever
11/29/17 9:11 pm

Hamm’s gonna have the blues after the last period is over. ๐Ÿ™‚

orgblu10 Shamerica
11/29/17 10:03 pm

Haha he was probably Mad! We outworked them and hung on, 3-2. On to CBJ!

anniepoops wisco fever
11/29/17 11:06 pm

I saw the final score. A good win!

orgblu10 Shamerica
11/29/17 11:44 pm

Yeah, we needed it! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

anniepoops wisco fever
11/30/17 12:06 am

I hope my team gets some points today!!

orgblu10 Shamerica
11/29/17 9:03 pm

LOL - the English translation.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
11/29/17 7:01 pm

I wouldn’t want my kid known as the little one or me known as the big one.

Alcerus fascist
11/29/17 6:21 pm

I'd go with the German pronunciation, "VY-ner". Though I'd probably use "wee-ner" as a joke on occasion.

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
11/29/17 6:48 pm

The joke is that people might think it was Whiner. Time for a legal name change!

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/29/17 6:56 pm

It likely was Wiener and had been changed to reflect the German veener pronunciation in English.
Other examples:
Eisenhauer > Eisenhower
Kuntz > Koonts
Jüngling > Yuengling

If it's from Wiener, I'd change it back to that, it means from Wien (Vienna).

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/29/17 10:35 pm

Wooho, Praet! See my answer above, which I wrote before reading yours!

Jazzy5 USA
11/29/17 6:20 pm

I’d have to change it.

JustHarry FL
11/29/17 5:55 pm

It’s pronounced Weener if you are poor, you change the pronunciation to Wyner once you are FILTHY RICH!

Radon Parts Unknown
11/29/17 5:49 pm

I'd prefer the Germanic way.

11/29/17 6:17 pm

Agree. I believe “Viner” is the German pronunciation.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/29/17 10:36 pm

Exactly. See my comments at top.

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/29/17 5:30 pm

I know someone who pronounces it Way-ner. I guess however you want to.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/29/17 4:47 pm

Weener-and I would demand to be called ‘Mr. Weener.’ Loudly.....and only by women. Men can call me ‘Dick.’ ๐Ÿ˜„

MurphDawg information of the now
11/29/17 4:35 pm

Wy-ner doesn’t sound right but better than getting made fun of all through school lol

rons screw politicians
11/29/17 5:58 pm

Especially if your first name was Anthony.

JustHarry FL
11/29/17 6:08 pm

He was aptly named! That’s what all the young girls he sent his picture to called him....Mr. weener

Alcerus fascist
11/29/17 6:23 pm

I pictured Schwarzenegger yelling this and I lost my biscuits!