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How to pronounce Shazam?

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How to pronounce Shazam?

Postby sparkart » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:06 am

This topic left me questioning the pronounciation of Shazam. I know if you look on the interwebz, and losetube, they all say sha-ZAM.

All my life I've only heard sha-ZAM, but now that it's a character name, I tend to think it should be more calmly pronounced SHA-zam, rhymes with "chasm", so that it sounds less like an exclamation word like "pow", "bang", or "bazinga", and more like an ancient Biblical name. What do you think?

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Re: How to pronounce Shazam?

Postby banthafodder » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:21 am

Here is a composite found on youtube. They all appear to place the emphasis on ZAM
But for the definitive answer you have to turn to USMC pritvate fist class Gomer Pyle
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Re: How to pronounce Shazam?

Postby Rook » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:54 am

Gomer Pyle is the quintessential expert on Sha-ZAM!
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Re: How to pronounce Shazam?

Postby Draykov » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:24 pm

Ya see...this is why I love this forum.
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