Offtopic: How is "Thibor" Pronounced?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by GhaladReam, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    A friend and I recently got into an arguement regarding the pronounciation of Thibor, and even where the name comes from, for that matter.

    One of us believes it rhymes with the word "cyborg" (In other words, "Th-EYE-bor"

    The other believes that the "i" is short. "Th-i-bor" kind of like the word thick.

    Which one is it? Also, where does the name come from?
  2. MarkInDavis

    MarkInDavis Network Guru Member

    I always assumed a silent 'h' and the 'i' having a long e sound with accent on the 1st syllable


    Don't know why I assumed this.
  3. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    I think its pronounced "tibo", which means "phillipino lesbian".

    But then again, I could be wrong....
  4. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    hmm, if i didn't know better, i'd say that some idiot septic was trying to provoke a response from me :)
    it's pronounced Tee-bor, and originates from the Nescroscope books by Brian Lumley, well worth reading; for those into Horror books.
  5. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Looks like we were both wrong!

    Good to know, nevertheless.
  6. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Interesting.... maybe we should make this a Sticky
  7. gotamd

    gotamd Network Guru Member

    Agreed, I was pronouncing it "thigh-bore" as well...
  8. SteelersFANinMA

    SteelersFANinMA Network Guru Member

    Good question! I always wondered myself how it was pronounced and what it meant. Looks like I had it correct all along, but my last name starts with T.H.I. so I guess I had the inside track on the pronunciation.
  9. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Hehe, I dind't think my thread would get stickied! Go figure... :D
  10. columbusGEEK

    columbusGEEK LI Guru Member

    Thats what I do to my girlfriend when I have had a few too many drinks and miss where I am poking.
  11. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

  12. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    Then again Thibor could always make an audio recording of how he pronounces it.

    Hey Linus Torvalds did it on how he pronounces Linux :)
  13. jenom

    jenom LI Guru Member

    It comes from a common Hungarian name: TIBOR, he just added a "silent H" to make it look different/less common
    Noth the "i" and "o" are short.
  14. Varenna

    Varenna New Member Member

    Thank you!
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