Gahan - Gone vs. Guh-Hawn

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Gahan - Gone vs. Guh-Hawn

Postby DrivingBlindly » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:53 pm

I'm sitting in this lovely coffee shop - beautiful brick walls and wood floor - somewhere out here with 3 cups of COFFEE surging through my veins and evidently too much bloody time on my hands because I was ruminating about all the times people mispronounce Dave's last name.

I've always said "Gone" - like Gone With the Wind and when he introduces himself it only reaffirms my pronunciation as does Wikipedia /ˈɡɑːn/;. But our fiends at KROQ - even when they're interviewing him say Guh-Hawn - they've done it for over 20 years now - and he never corrects them - sweet lad. And Steven Tyler f'ed it up by saying Guh-Hawn at Dave's Music Cares introduction - Dave Grohl also flubbed it on some random YouTube video I came across. Incidentally I do believe that mister Grohl was under the influence of several adult beverages at the time so I'm not sure it counts.

Like I said I'm riding the crest of a major caffeine wave at the moment and I'm sure when I finally crash I'll look back at this and think "Hoooo-ly shiznit, who the f#@% cares - if only we could delete our posts, guess I should have thought about that before I hit submit - silly boy!

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Postby depechedude » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:28 am

I've thought about that too. Oh, and I love coffee too. Lol!
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Postby Feeling loved » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:12 am

Coffee does wonders <3:)
Thought about that too before. Could it be the case that the Brits say it Gone while the Americans pronounce it Guh-Hawn?
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Postby chengdu » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:54 am

Ive always said gayhann and I guess I will continue with that...
Thats how I started saying it when 11 years old :)

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Postby IceMachine » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:21 pm

I ve always thought its pronounced Gay - han too, but what does a kraut know, incidentally I wasn't even certain which syllable is stressed here, I'm thinking it should be the first, it would make the name sound french or so if the stress was on the second.
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Postby thecatswhiskers » Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:59 pm

chengdu wrote:Ive always said gayhann and I guess I will continue with that...
Thats how I started saying it when 11 years old :)

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Me too :) though it's interesting to hear Dave pronounce it in (radio) interviews - earlier ones were gay-hann now it sounds more like ga-harn. Or maybe my hearing has just got worse over the years :D :D
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Postby Thaz » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:05 pm

In England it's generally pronounced GARN.

In the U.S. it's generally pronounced GA-HARN.

Dave doesn't seem to mind either way. :)
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Postby Thaz » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:07 pm

chengdu wrote:Ive always said gayhann and I guess I will continue with that...
Thats how I started saying it when 11 years old :)

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I've never, ever heard it pronounced GAYHANN! :eek:
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Postby nowhereman » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:15 pm

Thaz wrote:In England it's generally pronounced GARN.

In the U.S. it's generally pronounced GA-HARN.

Dave doesn't seem to mind either way. :)


I am in the states, and I have never heard his name pronounced with an R in it.
Mostly I hear Guh-Han, rhymes with Duh-man.
I believe correct pronounciation is Gahn, or Gone spoken the British way.
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Postby Gahan crazy » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:16 pm

Thaz wrote:In England it's generally pronounced GARN.

In the U.S. it's generally pronounced GA-HARN.

Dave doesn't seem to mind either way. :)


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