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Offline U2_fan8 [aka U28]

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Long "O" or short "O"?
« on: December 30, 2009, 09:41:29 AM »
Okay, maybe the Bonogirls can help me on this one.

Does Bono pronounce his name with a long "O" (to rhyme with Yoko Ono) or with a short "O" (to rhyme with mono)?

I've heard it both ways, but I've always thought it was long "O." And how is it pronounced in Latin, as in bono vox?



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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 09:43:02 AM »
It rhymes with Mono, like the kissing disease.  ;)

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 09:44:15 AM »
Okay, thanks. :)

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 07:02:24 PM »
Yeah, he's not Sonny. :D

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 07:03:30 PM »
If a mix of Bono and Edge is "Bedge", would that picture of Bono with a donkey be a "Bonkey"?

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 07:05:04 PM »
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If a mix of Bono and Edge is "Bedge", would that picture of Bono with a donkey be a "Bonkey"?

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 08:10:52 PM »
In Latin, bono vox would be pronounced with a long O for bono and a short O with vox.  But I've always pronounced Bono like mono  :D

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 02:16:49 PM »
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It rhymes with Mono, like the kissing disease.  ;)

This made me lol bc I'm inmature.
If anyone ever asks me this Q this is the answer I'll give them.

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 02:19:42 PM »
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If a mix of Bono and Edge is "Bedge", would that picture of Bono with a donkey be a "Bonkey"?

This opens up a whole new arena of name combinations with animals. :)

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2009, 02:39:14 PM »
If he's not talking to an American audience, it's short -o. If he's going all "hey man! I'm American man, give me more money man!", it's long -o lol

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2010, 10:24:27 AM »
It definately rhymes with mono  :P

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2010, 08:06:35 PM »
Bonkey!  *giggle*  Good one, Star.

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2010, 09:03:57 AM »
Bah-no   ;D

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2010, 10:36:33 AM »
Well theres Sonny Bono and theres our Bono
and we have a weatherman on our local tv named
mike bono who pronounces like bah no, no bono like yoko ono.

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Re: Long "O" or short "O"?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2010, 11:40:25 PM »
Overheard from Live Aid

Freddie Mercury: "So, is it Bon-O or Bo-no?"

Bono: "It's Bon-O."

There you go...