Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pirates of the Cariwhaten?



My computer died on my TWICE today, and I'm all ready to chuck it through the window. Yeah, I hope it's reading this too. Anyway, short post today.

So Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides is coming out soon. A couple of things. First, I'm really surprised they didn't take the route of Fast and the Furious and Final Destination, and name the fourth installment "The Pirates of the Caribbean", with no subtitle. Second, while this began as a trainwreck, it is looking better with each new trailer. And third, I've been noticing this ever since Dead Man's Chest, the previews refer to these movies simply as "Pirates".

Now there are two possible reasons for this. Remember, Disney is smart. Long and complicated titles tend to go over people's head. The attention span of today's youth is very small, (I'm probably already in TL:DR territory here). So they figured Pirates was easier to remember.

The other possibility is, Caribbean is a complicated word. How people pronounce it is split nearly 50/50 on the dot. Is it Care-a-bee-in, or is it Car-rib-bee-in? I'm sure there is a few people out there who would even say it Car-a-bean. If that trailer comes on and says it the wrong way, it just alienated half its fanbase. Remember, Disney is smart.

TL:DR - How do YOU pronounce Caribbean?


BTW, that crazy picture is of the Great Blue Hole. Its in Belize and it is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the Care-a-bee-in.

19 comments:

  1. I think the pronunciation of Caribbean is a "tamata, tomoto" thing. I'm intrigued by the movie as well, although I dropped off at the second one (really liked the first one though).

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  2. I've always been unsure about it myself, and tried to look for clues in other peoples faces when saying it, with no luck :D

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  3. They need to get Robert Shaw and re-make Swashbuckler.

    On a side note, I'm pretty pumped that someone else knew that there was a Zombie-Shark fight in Fulci's classic...

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  4. it looks great!
    i love it.

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  5. More like Car-rib-bee-in , tbh :P

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  6. Weird. All my comments for this post got deleted. Everything else on he site seems fine. Is the outage to blame I guess

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  7. that looks like a giant toilet

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  8. melissa lazzell methenyMarch 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Love it. Been to belize before but only saw it on post card that I bought.

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  9. melissa lazzell methenyMarch 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Love it. Been to belize before but only saw it on post card that I bought.

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