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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Bon Iver Pronounciation Debate:

First and foremost, pardon me if this becomes one of the dumbest blog posts i've put out there. I finally went in for my cough and cold today, and it turns out I have Bronchitis AND a sinus infection... so there are all kinds of gross things going on inside my body. The antibiotic they have me on is making me nauseous and exhausted. I am seriously going to bed as soon as Beauty and the Geek (one of my not-so-secret favorite shows) is over...

However, this means that I haven't smoked for most of the day... it's making me cranky. But maybe it's time to quit? Hmm... if I can make it through the next couple days, I might finally say goodbye to that nasty habit. I found myself being incredibly embarassed when the doctor asked me how long I had been smoking (don't ask).

But what I really need to know IS... how do you really pronounce Bon Iver?? Ok, yes -maybe Justin Vernon means it to mean "Good Winter," but after having my pronunciation corrected the other night, and my four years of sort-of paying attention in high school French has me a bit perplexed and jonesing for some clarificiation. First and foremost, if it's Winter, it's Hiver... Not Iver. So can't I just say "eye-ver" without getting corrected??

I need to figure this out before I finally see Bon Iver (NEXT WEEK) in Eau Claire. I was a week ahead of myself and thought it was today...

nonsensical blogpost over

19 Comments:

At 8:17 PM, Blogger Aaron said...

It's pronounced like the French words for "Good Winter," and it is intentionally misspelled.

Source (4th paragraph)

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Jen said...

well, i refuse to pronounce it correctly if it is intentionally misspelled...

so there.

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Aaron said...

Maybe you can have it up with Justin on the 6th.

Can't wait!

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger solace said...

definitely "Bone Eee-Vair" ;)

as for why it was spelled wrong on purpose, take it up w/ Justin next week lol.

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger Christa said...

the name Bon Iver is an Anglicization of the French, "bon hiver" (good winter).

 
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