I love you but you are being a little defensive. (Do not, I repeat, do not kill me now.)
Okay, I really can't be any clearer on this...I do not care what people think about me. I asked why the poster thought the name change was hilarious, and he hasn't even had a chance to respond yet. It has been determined that the nature of my posts equate to possessing a chip on my shoulder, which at times is true so I don't deny it. I'm not being defensive about anything, if it comes over that way then that's purely miscommunication, but I have been nothing but honest in my responses. I'm not the type of girl who is going to go off and cry in the corner because people don't like me. The way I see it, the ignore feature is there for a reason so anyone who doesn't want to read my posts can use it--unfortunately that option isn't possible for Ms Mod since she moderates, say sorry --but anyone else who is offended by me has no excuse.
Sorry, but I don't understand...why is that hilarious? I particularly love the way you say how "nosfearatu" (? nosferatu) is pronounced over here, as if to imply there's something wrong with how we pronounce things in England. Hmmm, methinks not...after all, believe it or not we did invent the English language, not the Americans. Did you ever consider that maybe the way y'all pronounce things is what's truly hilarious? Anyhoo, I digress...your hilarious point about the UK title is??
First of all, "nosfearatu" was a typo. Oops. Sorry.
The word "nosferatu," which forms the basis of the title, has sounds within it that, spoken in an American accent, sound like the numbers 2 and 2. Spoken in certain dialects of the British accent, it adds another sound which can be represented by using an "R" on its own. It's hilarious, then, because the joke worked was able to work twice, in two different -- but related -- ways.
No offense was intended, and I'm not really sure why you would leap to the conclusion that it was.
I don't feel asking why he thought it was hilarious means I have a chip on my shoulder, but thank you for your explanation/opinion.
That would be because you went straight to the assumption that I was implying British people pronounce the word incorrectly.
Frankly, I didn't think that the reasons why "NOS4A2"/"NOS4R2" is a joke, and a funny one, was exactly f---in' rocket science. Especially on a message board full of well-read people. Therefore, I felt no particular need to explain right up front why I thought it was hilarious. Have I erred?