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How do y'all pronounce Favre's name?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by cowboyuptx, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. cowboyuptx

    cowboyuptx Cheesehead

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    This has always bugged me!

    How in the heck does F-A-V-R-E,

    get pronounced as if it were spelled F-A-R-V-E ? :?: ? That doesn't make sense!!

    I think it should be pronounced more like Ben Stiller did in "Something About Mary".......

    How do you the natives pronounce Brett's last name?

    Has this ever bugged any of y'all?
     
  2. HomerJay

    HomerJay Cheesehead

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    Nope. The english language is full of crazy spellings and whatnot.

    He's Deanna's Brett, but our FARVE.
     
  3. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

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    it's French. like the word hors d'oeuvre, or louvre. he's from Cajun country.
     
  4. DGB454

    DGB454 Cheesehead

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    He he he ....... you said y'all. Nice touch.
     
  5. NDPackerFan

    NDPackerFan Cheesehead

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    It's also strange that FAVRE is from Kiln, Mississippi and that's pronounced KEEN. Weird, huh?

    One more thing - I knew many people in the south used the term "y'all"; however, I never dreamed that they would type it in a post...interesting.
     
  6. rabidgopher04

    rabidgopher04 Cheesehead

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    louvre is actually pronounced like "loov"

    Cajun French is not exactly like real French.

    Favre's last name pronunciation is Americanized. It's just what happens sometimes.
     
  7. Greg C.

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  8. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

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    it's pronounced "loo-erve", i assure you! lol. Favre would be pronounced "Fahv" in French. i know. you have to pronounce everything as if your tongue were swollen. haha
     
  9. BlueMoose

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    I remember the first time Favre played at USM as a freshman. You heard everything from from "Fav-ruh" to "Fav-ree" to "Fav-ray". Basically they just said "Brett" or "Number 4." He had to beat Alabama before the announcers started getting the name right;)

    Anyway, te name is as uncommon down here in MS as it is to the rest of the world...it's definitely a Cajun thing. And Kiln? People who live 5 miles from the place still pronunce it as if it were something you'd put pottery in.
     
  10. Rios39

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    Ya'll pronounce it FARV
     
  11. c_mac

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    Let's not forget that Brett is from Mississippi. Not much more needs to be said about that.
     
  12. cheesey

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    LOL! (I always wondered what happened to "Mr. Isippi!)
    When Atlanta drafted him, the announcer said "Brett Fave-er" I believe.

    Look at how screwey the english language is!
    Live or live.
    Live, as in "Live long and prosper"
    Or live as in "Live television".
    BOTH spelled EXACTLY the same, different meanings and pronounciation. The ONLY way you know which, is in the sentence it's used in.
    I think it was "Gallegher" that had a schtick he did on our language. Like BOMB is bom, TOMB is toom........if TOMB is toom, shouldn't BOMB be BOOM? Meaning the bomb already went off??? :lol:
     
  13. CM_Awesome

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    When Brett was drafted by the Falcons, the guy at the podium said "Brett Favor."
     
  14. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I prounce it

    Hall of Famer
     
  15. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    ho?l ?v ?f?-m?r



    edit, nm ltf freaking beat me to it... whatever dude whatever
     
  16. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

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    (Didn't i just SAY that???) :wink: :lol:
     
  17. favrefourevre

    favrefourevre Cheesehead

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    It wasn't Tags?
     
  18. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    you say it like F A V R E
     
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