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    Hoo....ban or Hoban?

    Has the Dundalk striker told the press how he wants his surname pronounced or what!

    Can you think of any other players besides the foreign names that have been pronounced different to what you expect!

    I remember Tim Cahill now with Millwall again, prefers his surname to sound like Kay...Hill rather then Ca...hill!

    Anyone!

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    Dundalk? Don't you mean Dundork?

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    One "O" surely means it's just Ho-ban.

    BREAKING: Graham Cummins (Come-ins) announces he wants his name to be pronounced Cumins(Q-mins) because he likes the spice

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    Patrick Hoban is quite fussy with his name.

    He doesn't like being called Pat either. Its either Patrick or Pa.

    Also, I didn't realise that McNulty was pronounced B-A-S-T-A-R-D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nr637 View Post
    Has the Dundalk striker told the press how he wants his surname pronounced or what!
    Could it possibly be that the Eir Sport commentator did his research?

    It's how he has always pronounced his own name - any journalist worth his salt would know this from listening to Stephen Kenny speaking about him in interviews over the years.

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    It reminds me of Keeping Up Appearances; "It's Bouquet!!! NOT Bucket!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    It reminds me of Keeping Up Appearances; "It's Bouquet!!! NOT Bucket!".
    Besides the obvious, what names do rivals fans call each other!

    Could we start a list for each team!

    Mind your language please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nr637 View Post
    Has the Dundalk striker told the press how he wants his surname pronounced or what!

    Can you think of any other players besides the foreign names that have been pronounced different to what you expect!

    I remember Tim Cahill now with Millwall again, prefers his surname to sound like Kay...Hill rather then Ca...hill!


    Anyone!
    I posted a response to this on a question raised on the weekend fixtures thread. During his first spell with DFC (2013-2014) he said in an interview that the local way to pronounce his name in Galway was Hoo-ban (with the extra o), I think I heard he prefers Patrick also.

    The Ger Canning ‘Dun – Dorrrk’ is excellent.

    Some great other mis pronouncing names during the years, I recall Jeff Stelling giving a French accent to ‘Ric - ccchard Sad—lieeer’ when he scored for Millwall once. Kerry Mayo was another brilliant name, a lower league striker around mid 90’s in England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxy lilywhite View Post
    Bohemians. --- Bohs, gypos
    Cork - langers
    Drogheda - minnows, Shelbyville
    Shamrock Rovers - rovers, scum, junkies,
    Can I object to you calling us junkies, that's strictly a Pats thing,

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    Can I object to you calling us junkies, that's strictly a Pats thing,
    You're all junkies

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    James McLean is another one, and presumably his brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oriel View Post

    The Ger Canning ‘Dun – Dorrrk’ is excellent.
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    I always heard that more as Dan dork.
    Out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected.

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    Some years ago I worked with a fella from down Laois way and his surname was Hooban.
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    I hate when people don't pronounce a surname the same way I do...

    In fairness, it's all about where you're from too. When living in Carlow, I had to get used to Walsh being pronounced 'Welsh' and Behan being pronounced 'Bay-an'. Thankfully, I had sense to move back to Donegal where things are pronounced properly.

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    Huban sounds so annoying. Its Hoban or bust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Thankfully, I had sense to move back to Donegal where things are pronounced properly.
    Tee hee - Packie Boner.

    Welsh is very technically correct as the Irish for it is Breathnach - or a person from Wales (or thereabouts).

    I remember Derek Caw-lan playing for Cork years ago; George Hamilton pointed out that it wasn't ****-lan in Cork. Similarly, I got quare looks working in Wexford for pronouncing "Devereux" as Dev-row, when it's Devrix down there.

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    Never knew that about ‘Devrix’. I’d heard of the others.
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    As it is Seachtain na Gaeilge here is the original way the name Hoban was in Irish: (From the Surname Date Base website) Recorded as Hoban, Hooban, Howbane, and Hubane, this is an Irish surname, It derives from the pre 10th century Gaelic O' hUbain.
    Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Hooban#ixzz59Zp9p2GD
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    Not that it's the most pressing of sporting matters but if your family insists on a word being pronounced a certain way, why don't they just spell it correctly?

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