Words Ryan Pronounces With a "Verbal Flourish"

We all know that Ryan's spicy sentence enhancers make his speech worth paying attention to. Here are the words within my most limited memory that have received an oral trademark from Ryan Davis.

This list will now include all the etymology behind these pronunciations. If you have an idea for why it's pronounced the way it is, drop a comment and I'll credit you in the list. Your guess is as good as mine.

Note I'm a tad behind on updating this. I will be more vigilant!

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Edited by Lydian_Sel

Lovin it!!
 
You should also include Piracy "Peer-acey"

Posted by DanielJW
@Lydian_Sel: Thank you sir, I've updated the list and made it look a little nicer. 
Posted by Gav47

  This list is Blazin'    

Posted by Foggen

Batmin

Posted by DanielJW
@Foggen said:
" Batmin "
I don't know how to accommodate that. Really any super-being ending with "man" then becomes "min". Should I include all of the superheros because of this, or just make a note of it under my Spider Man entry? It seems too repetitive to all get their own entries.
Posted by dvorak

Add Batmin. Re: Lego Batmin. 
 
Also Megamin.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

Excellent list :)

Posted by DanielJW
@ahoodedfigure said:
" Excellent list :) "
Well thank ya'!
Posted by Snail

Awesome list is awesome.

Posted by Red12b
@Snail said:
" Awesome list is awesome. "
Fuck yea.
Posted by Video_Game_King

Sentence enhancer? You mean like this:
 
 

 
 
(Also, "you mean like this" is another SpongeBob reference. Does that make me a hypocrite?)

Posted by ColonelT

The origin of the "-min" must come from Superman: The Movie, and Marlon Brando's pronunciation of "Krypton" as "Kryp-TIN." Legend has it that Brando became fatigued during the delivery of a line and couldn't form the "-ton" without passing out, resulting in a "-tin" instead.
 
Ryan appears to have adopted it for other words, and I support him fully.

Edited by DanielJW
@Video_Game_King: It makes you a man worthy of being the first to point out that reference.  
 
@ColonelT: I too enjoy some good Ryan Davis etymology. 
Posted by Phished0ne

now, start updating the list with possible reasons why he pronounces things that way...obviously "Frah-gee-lay" is a reference to A Christmas Story..right?

Posted by DanielJW
@Phished0ne said:
" now, start updating the list with possible reasons why he pronounces things that way...obviously "Frah-gee-lay" is a reference to A Christmas Story..right? "
I would love to if I had the slightest idea. I could post in user ideas, like yours and ColnelT's. I'd credit the contributor, of course. 
 
I think I remember why he says sword the way he does, and I also remember a video where he mentioned the Ohio pronunciation. I should start digging.
Edited by Kevitte
@DanielJW said:

" @Phished0ne said:

" now, start updating the list with possible reasons why he pronounces things that way...obviously "Frah-gee-lay" is a reference to A Christmas Story..right? "
I would love to if I had the slightest idea. I could post in user ideas, like yours and ColnelT's.   
This is obviously a fair bit after A Christmas Story but I'm pretty sure I remember Homer Simpson saying "frah-gee-lay" at some point (although that itself could be a reference to ACS).
Posted by Phished0ne
@Kevitte said:
" @DanielJW said:

" @Phished0ne said:

" now, start updating the list with possible reasons why he pronounces things that way...obviously "Frah-gee-lay" is a reference to A Christmas Story..right? "
I would love to if I had the slightest idea. I could post in user ideas, like yours and ColnelT's.   
This is obviously a fair bit after A Christmas Story but I'm pretty sure I remember Homer Simpson saying "frah-gee-lay" at some point (although that itself could be a reference to ACS). "
yeah well that point it just turns into a chain, Homer saying Frah-Gee-Lay would be a reference to ACS, so even if Ryan was referencing the simspons, in the end he would be referencing ACS......my head is going to explode..
Posted by DanielJW
@Kevitte: @Phished0ne: Accommodated. 
Posted by homewrecker

You should totally add "villain - vill-ayne"

Posted by Belonpopo

PokeMans.

Posted by DanielJW
@homewrecker: @Belonpopo: Updated for you folks.
Posted by homewrecker

Found a new one: "arrows - arriz"

Posted by Phished0ne

The Rocket Launcher one is a reference to the announcer in the Metal Slug games. it should also  be "Rawket Lawn-chair" .  
 
for an example of the pronounciation, goto  http://rocketlawnchair.ytmnd.com/  i am pretty sure that is the sfx from Metal Slug.

Posted by WholeFunShow
Posted by Sanryd

Vitamins with short "i" sounds.

Posted by DanielJW
@tdk08 said:
" Vitamins with short "i" sounds. "
Aw man, I can't believe I missed that one!
Posted by SuperfluousMoniker

Could Vit-ah-mins be an A Clockwork Orange reference?

Posted by DanielJW
@SuperfluousMoniker: I read the book and saw the movie, but I haven't a clue what you're referring to. 
Posted by SuperfluousMoniker
@DanielJW: It's probably just the British pronunciation of it. I haven't seen the movie recently enough to pinpoint an exact scene it's in, but I distinctly remember it being in there.
Posted by artofwar420

This is an excellent list, hope to see it updated often.

Posted by Crescendo1897

Needs segue = Seh-Goo-ey 
 
GDC 2010 day one

Posted by DanielJW
@Crescendo1897 said:
" Needs segue = Seh-Goo-ey  GDC 2010 day one "
Thank you, sir! Update incoming. 
Posted by Kagamine

Multi-pra-ya

Posted by DanielJW
@Kagamine said:
" Multi-pra-ya "
Updated. But out of curiosity, where does he say it like that? 
Posted by Xeiphyer

For the Upgrade one, could that be a reference to that Idiocracy movie?

Posted by Kagamine
Posted by DanielJW
@Xeiphyer said:
" For the Upgrade one, could that be a reference to that Idiocracy movie? "
I've seen Idiocracy, but I can't see where you're getting that from. Is there a specific quote in the movie?
Posted by Xeiphyer
@DanielJW: The girls pimp was named 'Upgrayedd' =P Just a guess though
Posted by DanielJW
@Xeiphyer: Ah! I remember that fellow. But I still don't think that's it. In the movie they seem to put more emphasis on the "AY" in his name, whereas Ryan drops it to an "ah".
Posted by onimonkii
@ColonelT said:
" The origin of the "-min" must come from Superman: The Movie, and Marlon Brando's pronunciation of "Krypton" as "Kryp-TIN." Legend has it that Brando became fatigued during the delivery of a line and couldn't form the "-ton" without passing out, resulting in a "-tin" instead.  Ryan appears to have adopted it for other words, and I support him fully. "
i always assumed it was saying it like you would a last name. like the name Bateman, you don't say it bate-man, you say it bate-min. so like saying "oh this is my good friend Ron Spiderman", at least that's how it's always sounded to me.
Posted by onimonkii

this week's bombcast: medal of honor was pronounced as medal of hah-nore

Posted by DanielJW
@onimonkii said:
" this week's bombcast: medal of honor was pronounced as medal of hah-nore "
Thank you! I must not have reached that point in the podcast yet, haha.
Posted by Wroth

Film - "Fil-um" - Clash of The Titans Quick Look, and I'm sure he's said it before.

Posted by EliminatoR

OMG good list,I loled at nr 16.
Posted by PatheticMan

Quick Look: Game Room for 08/18 featured one of my favourite verbal flourishes.... 'mans'.

Posted by natetodamax

Does him pronouncing Ubisoft "oobisoft" count?

Posted by DanielJW
@natetodamax said:
" Does him pronouncing Ubisoft "oobisoft" count? "
I wouldn't say so, because isn't that just how it's pronounced by the people in the studio?
Posted by MetalGearSunny
@DanielJW said:
" @natetodamax said:
" Does him pronouncing Ubisoft "oobisoft" count? "
I wouldn't say so, because isn't that just how it's pronounced by the people in the studio? "
Yeah, that's the correct punctuation of the name. 
Posted by natetodamax
@Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
" @DanielJW said:
" @natetodamax said:
" Does him pronouncing Ubisoft "oobisoft" count? "
I wouldn't say so, because isn't that just how it's pronounced by the people in the studio? "
Yeah, that's the correct punctuation of the name.  "
I refuse to believe that.
Posted by MetalGearSunny
@natetodamax said:
" @Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
" @DanielJW said:
" @natetodamax said:
" Does him pronouncing Ubisoft "oobisoft" count? "
I wouldn't say so, because isn't that just how it's pronounced by the people in the studio? "
Yeah, that's the correct punctuation of the name.  "
I refuse to believe that. "
That's how it's pronounced. Look it up.
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