Vernand Morency

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  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    I just heard that the "D" in Vernand is silent. His first name is prounounced without the D as in Vernon Maxwell.

    Dom Davis was praising Morency (real player link) ...saying he looks like Barry Sanders out on the field.
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    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/fb/texans/3293857
     
  2. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    Is Morency pronounced More In See --or-- Mow Ren See ?
     
  3. Blake

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    More-in-see

    You know them Oklahoma Backs. With the quick feet and misdirection and all. Looks like we have the next Barry Sanders on our hands. j/k
     
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    He said he wants to go by 'Mo'

    Keep it simple...
     
  5. Porky

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    Last time I looked there is no silent D in the English language. He can pronounce it any he likes I suppose, but there is no basis in our language for losing the D. I suspect he went to school in Oakland. :brickwall

    From now on I wish Porky to be prounonced in my new Porkbonics language. It is pronounced Poor-ree. Porkbonics has silent K's. :highfive:
     
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    ledzeppelin229 Hall of Fame

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    You could make a case that D is silent when it's followed by a T, of course that's venturing into names with foreign language basis. (Rembrandt, Gil Brandt).

    I realize this is a different case, I just got home from work and I'm actually kind of bored.
     
  7. kbourda

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    Are you serious? If so, you must be a very lonely person.
     
  8. Lucky

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    How about...
    adjourn
    adjust
    handkerchief
    handsome
    Wednesday

    And I was edumacated right hair in Houston By God Texas.

    Morency is like Sanders. In that both left Oak State after their junior seasons. Otherwise???
     


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    BURN :coolb:
     
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    ledzeppelin229 Hall of Fame

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    My brain was definitely on cool down mode if none of those could come to me when I was trying to think up words for my earlier post.
     
  11. Big B Texan Fan

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    How 'bout we take that missing "D" in Vernand and replace it with the "P" in Porky?
     
  12. AndreJ

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    actually those aren't silent "D's"...its just that we as a society don't pronounce the words the correct way...or atleast that what some teacher told me once...But yeah im bored too and decided to jump in...I personally dont care, the man can spell his name anyway he wants and pronounce it anyway, but at the end of the day it's not gonna keep me tossin and turnin in the bed.
     
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    Why is it that every MB I go to there is always one "Arm Chair English Teacher" there?
     
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    This topic went from Morency looking like Barry Sanders. To us posters looking like teachers to figure out correct pronunciations for words. *lol*
     
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    We're right on the edge of being complete lunatics by now(Well ok, some have already crossed over). If the preseason didn't start in a week, it would be over for all of us.
     
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    So, that would make our RBs "Double D" and "NO D".
     
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    LOL. Just for the record, Vernand Morency is not pronounced "Vernon Maxwell", but hopefully "Barry Sanders" will be close enough.
     
  18. kapman

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    For the record...it is pronounced Vernon...


    That is what his mother calls him and she straightened me out real quick on that some years ago.

    I have called him Mo every since he was drafted by the Rockies

    As far as the last name...it is Mor-ren-cee

    Looking forward to an exciting season.
     
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    I figure Houston fans can figure it out.....we already had guys with names like Heywood Jeffires, where the last name wasn't pronounced "Je-Fires", but Jeffries (as if it had been spelled correctly in the first place). :)
     
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    There are irregular silent letters all over the english language. take humboldt county, california for example. sounds like humbolt, not humbold-T. plus who's to say that vernand is an english name? vernand is actually a spanish name if you look it up. it means "courage of the bear". so how about a little thinking before you speak porky.
     
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