And now for something completely nerdy. Peter Jackson’s minions are mispronouncing Smaug’s name. See below.
Boy, that’s annoying. Everyone everywhere has always called Smaug “smog,” an early 20th century (or late 19th century) word combining “smoke” and “fog” to describe the pollutant haze laying over industrial cities. Makes sense as a name for a dragon, right? If you happen to be in the test audience, boo whenever they say “sma-oog” and help preserve our childhood memories. Let’s hear it once again. Let your annoyance show. Come to the dark side… oh, wait, wrong movie.
Here’s a dude who seems to share my annoyance.
Please weigh in on this. Am I the uber-dork for refusing to pronounce it “correctly” or like me, do you have a basic urge to shove a dwarven axe into the nards of anyone saying it however they are trying to say it?