How DO you pronounce that? (in Off-topic)

QBOddBird March 9 2006 8:28 AM EST it sinker? sneaker? snaker? sonecar?

We were discussing this in exactly is this supposed to be pronounced?

Tyra March 9 2006 8:31 AM EST

Ok.. i always thought it was to be pronounced as Snaker as in SNaK3R... :) I also heard Sonekar....

DarthToka March 9 2006 8:31 AM EST

I'm with Sinker. It doesn't sound right in my head any other way. Of course that's not much that's right that goes on inside my head, but that's another matter entirely.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 9 2006 8:33 AM EST

SiNKer is the obvious choice, but those in the know insist that it's SNeeKer. SNicKer has also been suggested. With the bad 'e' in all cases.

IndependenZ March 9 2006 8:38 AM EST

I always thought it was Sneaker, like the sport shoes... it has to be that way! ;p

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 9 2006 8:43 AM EST

Ess-En-Kay-Er for me. :)

As in the SNK fighting games. :)

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 9 2006 9:05 AM EST

GL beat me to it.

/me shakes fist at GL

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 9 2006 9:24 AM EST


Cheap rip offs of the Streetfighter Series they were anyway! ;) :P

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] March 9 2006 10:06 AM EST

i just looked at it and thought it was sneaker, so i say sneaker everytime i see

chappy [Soup Ream] March 9 2006 10:13 AM EST


QBsutekh137 March 9 2006 10:19 AM EST

"Hello, this is Linus Torvalds, and I pronounce 'SNK3R' as 'Snee-ker'".

(Blatant rip-off of this.)

[T]Vestax March 9 2006 10:23 AM EST

Nice pic of S-N-K-3-R. Chappy has photos of all of us. He's either a foreign spy or agent for home land security.

And yeah, I've always just spelled out the whole thing, including the '3' and the 'R'.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 9 2006 1:03 PM EST

Sometimes my mind speaks it as Ess-En-Kay-Three-Ah! ;)

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] March 9 2006 1:27 PM EST

Lol...i always thought it was pronounced as Sneaker too. I've thought that since but perhaps i've been wrong all this time... ^_^

bartjan March 9 2006 1:35 PM EST

I spell SNK3R as S N K 3 R.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 9 2006 1:42 PM EST

Sneaker and Snicker were the favourite CB1 nicknames.

I have always said Snaker because I found it easiest to say but lately have been thinking it should actually be Ess En Kay er.

Ess and er are not in the dictionary but En and Kay are, another interesting post :).

Undertow March 9 2006 2:32 PM EST

Sinker. I had this exact same discussion with a guy from another game whose name was SNKR.

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] March 9 2006 5:45 PM EST

I think Snaker

QBPixel Sage March 9 2006 7:37 PM EST


sssimmo March 9 2006 7:42 PM EST

Sneaker or S N K 3 R

Unless he is a pirate in which case it would be:

S N K 3 Arrrrgh!

[T]Vestax March 9 2006 7:44 PM EST


QBOddBird March 9 2006 7:55 PM EST

Pronunciation, bart, not spelling, you silly man!

Bah. ^_^

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] March 9 2006 8:38 PM EST

yeah, for me it is

Snicker, like the candy bar

YNM March 9 2006 10:28 PM EST

i pronounce it letter for letter...S-N-K-three-ARGH!

occasionally S-N-K

bartjan March 10 2006 12:44 AM EST

As long as my PC doesn't do voice recognition, I have to type it, right?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] March 10 2006 10:08 AM EST

Come on SNK3R! Put us out of our misery! ;) How is it supposed to be pronounced?

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] March 10 2006 10:20 AM EST

Nah, he'd rather watch us know he's read it by now! lol
What if i beg, SNK?

/me gets down on her knees...

(on a side not, doesn't the word knees look funny to you? what a strange word...)

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Staying on track though - I never wondered how to pronounce SNK3R. He's just that dude with the funny name. Ok, funnier than most.... ;)

SNK3R March 10 2006 6:03 PM EST

Bart wins.

QBOddBird March 10 2006 6:05 PM EST

Sinker, you liar!

{CB1}Lukeyman March 10 2006 6:14 PM EST

I just say S.N.Ker

Thraklight Resonance March 10 2006 6:22 PM EST


QBOddBird March 10 2006 6:24 PM EST

*sighs* the conclusion is that it cannot be pronounced, only typed. So if you ever talk to SNK on the phone, use a keyboard. He'll recognize the keystrokes by the sound given off from your fingers tapping.

Hurray, bart wins! He's the weiner!


Tyra March 11 2006 9:26 AM EST

So, lets take a moment of Silence to the unpronouncable name

S N K 3 R

{CB1}Lukeyman March 11 2006 1:08 PM EST

On a side note, is Edyit, pronounced Idiot? cause that's what I do....

th00p March 11 2006 1:09 PM EST

i just use the phoenetic spelling of Ed-E-It

Adminedyit [Superheros] March 11 2006 1:50 PM EST

lukey was close its a play on words ed + idiot = edyit (ediot) :-)
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