Saturday, February 3, 2007

What rhymes with 'Promod'?

Weird names may be easier to remember because they're unusual (Moon Unit Zappa), but they can be easily mispronounced. For example, I thought 'Shania' was "SHAN-ee-ah", not "Sha-NI-ya".

How would you pronounce 'Promod'? The usual guesses are "PRO-mod" or "pro-MOD" or "PROME-odd". The right way is "pro-MODE". You might have guessed that if there were an 'e' at the end, but there isn't.

So what can I do? I've said, "It's Promod, like promote". That gives positive connotations but I'd rather have something that rhymes. I couldn't think of anything until yesterday: commode. Unfortunately that's a synonym for toilet :(

I couldn't think of other rhymes ... so I googled and found RhymeZone.com, which gave many suggestions, including:
  • decode
  • encode
  • explode
  • implode
  • reload
  • source code
  • unload
  • zip code
These rhymes are "obvious" now, that I've seen them. The complete list includes the 8 syllable South American poison toad. No thanks!

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