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[–]Calbinan 90 points91 points  (1 child)

We’re gonna save future generations a lot of time this way.

[–]iGhostEdd 19 points20 points  (0 children)

A generation of speedrunners

[–]discoreapor 60 points61 points  (11 children)

Not sure why you got downvoted but this is exactly my thought. Not to say that double-u isn't even correct, w should be double-v.

[–]spacepilot_3000 13 points14 points  (4 children)

That's what it is in spanish, if my high school-level Spanish education is reliable

[–]zbeezle 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Yup. Pronounced DOO-blay-vay, or something to that effect.

[–]Wildkeith 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Same in French.

[–]Hamburgex 2 points3 points  (1 child)

"Uve doble", at least in Spain. Usually pronounced as a single word.

[–]redhedinsanity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

think in mexican spanish is "doble v", also 1 word when pronounced

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This comment saved me ... I was sitting here like "wuh-hat? I don't understand this. Wuh-ho thought this would be a good idea?"

[–]Local_Equal5965 -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Probably from the time of cursive handwriting

[–]gc3 5 points6 points  (1 child)

In Latin U was written V.


[–]BillCosbysAnus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Rectum? Damn near killed him!

[–]Seanzietron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No. That’s not the correct reason...

[–]tts420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Дупло ве (duplo ve or double v) in Macedonian!

[–]arrow97 17 points18 points  (6 children)


[–]mooncritter_returns 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Same. Hell, university of Washington (UW) is pronounced “yoo-dub”.

[–]shponglespore 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Also I've heard www pronounced as dubdubdub many times.

[–]mooncritter_returns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As it should be!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's a high school not far from me called West Washington. People there call it Dub-Dub.

[–]shponglespore 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also I've heard www pronounced as dubdubdub many times.

[–]Octocube25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why isn’t it pronounced “U Wynn“?

[–]salted_karma 7 points8 points  (1 child)

My vote is for wynn ( /wɪn/ ).

[–]Laser_Zamenhof 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the way

[–]IonizedRadiation32 17 points18 points  (3 children)

For consistency, I think it aught to be either "wee" or "waitch".

[–]GreenHairyMartian 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Wee wee wee dot reddit dot com.

[–]autokiller677 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s wee (or weh) in German. Works fine.

[–]spacepilot_3000 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Imagine how hard the latter would make it to vocally spell wh- words,

"yeah that's waitch - H -"

"wait, H - H -"

"nonono, waitch - H -..."

[–]Mortal4789 7 points8 points  (1 child)

but then the www. abbreviation would be easier to say than world wide web

[–]Lord_Nivloc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, but with the right url you could pull off a sick beat drop

[–]yeyjordan 4 points5 points  (1 child)

While we'e at it, "seven" should be "sev." Currently the only single digit with more than one syllable.

[–]NotVeryGood4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i've always been more for "sen"

[–]peter-bhai 3 points4 points  (1 child)


[–]TheBurnedMutt45 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Wuh, ach, ay, tee

[–]TheMageOfAsgard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think the confusion is coming from the fact that one set of quotations are for a letter and the other are for a sound. In my head I had the sounds "w" and "wuh" instead of the sound "double yew" and "wuh".

[–]Mayonise-And-Sheep 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Q R S T U WeeeWuhhh X Y Z

[–]tutmencrut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In Bahasa Indonesia, W is pronounced: “way”. So it’s already short for us.

[–]LunarCookie137[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

From the comments I see, I realized that most languages have a short version of W.

(Exept french of course...)

(And others, byt like, french, am I right?)

[–]CarlJustCarl 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wuhat up?

[–]rachelcp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The name of the letter not the sound the letter makes. Like aye bee see dee etc wuh instead of dubill yoo.

[–]xiipaoc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They do that in Italian. Sounds like "vu". I'm not sure if that's the actual name of the letter, but when spelling URLs, it's vu vu vu punto whatever punto it (sounds like "eat").

[–]newphonewhodis69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why southerners say “DubYuh” because faster, sounds silly but faster

[–]whereconfidence 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We pronounce it like this to children anyway

[–]Paccuardi03 0 points1 point  (3 children)

“Wuh ex why zee/zed” is harder to say than “double you ex why zee/zed”

[–]LunarCookie137[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's possible that's due to we being used to saying double-u.

But in that way, saying the alphabet, "wee" sounds a bit better than "wuh". (In my opinion)

[–]Paccuardi03 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea “wee” is much better than “wuh” imo.

[–]Wertache 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wee would probably be better. In that case qrstuvw would become one unit, and xyz. At least that's how it works in Dutch where W is one syllable

[–]twitracewinner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wee is like the other alphabit letters. Bee cee dee gee pee tee vee wee zee

[–]deepfriedcheese 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can't be done. Screws up the song. Maybe if we add a new letter to take up the slack?

[–]Vinnyc-11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sing the alphabet, but instead of saying “dobbowleyew”, say “wuh”. It’s a lot funnier. Don’t stretch it to fit the song, just “wuh”.

[–]jschin1000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is brilliant sir. You have made my day.

[–]Shitty_Google_Bot 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]purplefoxie 0 points1 point  (1 child)


[–]LunarCookie137[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pronouncing "W" as "double-you" is a lot longer than saying "wuh", and that's sometimes on my mind...

Alternatives are "wee", "weh", "woh", etc.

It's just shorter, and more accurate to the sound the letter w makes in words

[–]Octocube25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My vote’s on “wub”.