Alton Towers ride pronunciation

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  1. JAperson

    JAperson TowersStreet Member

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    Sorry if I have put this in the wrong section however this is my first time ever creating a thread on a forum.

    Anyway over the years I have heard many Alton Towers rides pronounced incorrectly and some of them are rather amusing and I wondered if anyone else had heard similar things.
    • Nemesis pronounced nevesis - I'm not sure why but my dad has always called it nevesis and I have corrected him.
    • Rita pronounced Rata - Heard someone in the queue line behind me repeated call it Rata no idea why or where they got it from.
    At the moment I can't think of anymore but have you heard anything similar or am I the only one?
     
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  2. Thameslink Rail

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    I don't know anyone who can say Flavio's Fabulous Fandango without stumbling!
     
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  3. Matt N

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    I haven’t really heard anyone mispronounce any Towers ride names myself, but I’ve heard a fair few people say Spinball Wizard instead of Spinball Whizzer if that counts?
     
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  4. JAperson

    JAperson TowersStreet Member

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    Thats the sort of thing I was talking about.
    I've heard this one too thinking about it.

    Edir: I was meant to quota @Matt N post above
     
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  5. s_g_k

    s_g_k TowersStreet Member

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    I’ve heard loads of people say The Oblivion, The Nemesis, The Rita over the years and it really grinds my gears.
     
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  6. JAperson

    JAperson TowersStreet Member

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    I was going to put this as its really does get to me for absolutely no reason but thought it was a but petty.

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
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  7. Thameslink Rail

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    Also people calling Nemesis Inferno at Thorpe Park 'Nemesis'. To quote the wiki: "This is clearly unacceptable, there is only one Nemesis and it lives in Staffordshire".
     
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  8. JAperson

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    As I would say if I was an MP hear hear!!
     
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  9. deanW

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    Not Alton Towers, but, at Blackpool the other day, Infusion was called ‘Invasion’…

    I’ve also heard Colossus be called ‘Colossians’ and some woman at Paultons Park before said Cobra was “like The Cat and Mouse” - that one really made me heave…
     
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  10. Skyscraper

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    I second this, really does irk me. :mad::p
     
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    It bugs me how many people just say Thirteen instead of Th13teen... :p
     
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    I think the confusion comes from the song by The Who: Pinball Wizard.

    Th-thirteen-teen!
     
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    Ah, that makes sense! Admittedly, I’d never heard of that song; is it from a bit before my time?
     
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    Wicker Man has been pronounced a success.
     
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    Huge band from the 60s and 70s, that song in particular 1969!
     
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    Not just those rides. I heard some say the smiler the other day
     
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    Well in their defence Smiler's official name is "The Smiler".
     
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    Why do you decry that as wrong, out of interest? I know success is very open-ended in terms of definition, but attendance went up a lot in its opening year and it seems a hit in terms of guest feedback too!
     
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    Jeez Matt...it was a joke...a bad pun.
    Edit...
    And don't apologise for not getting it!!!
     
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    My bad it was an attempt at humour
     
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