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How do you read "c4countdown"?

Channel 4 Countdown
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49%
C for Countdown
18
51%
 
Total votes: 35

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c4countdown: Quick Survey

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:23 am

Just wondered. I know it says "Channel 4" in the header, but yeah, just wondering.

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Post by Matthew Green » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:28 am

Flawed poll. The phonetics for 'c for countdown' and 'c fore countdown' are profoundly different. If 'C fore Countdown' isnt added to the poll I'll never forgive you Morrison.
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Re: c4countdown: Quick Survey

Post by Steve Durney » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:36 am

Always assumed it was Channel 4 Countdown.

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Re: c4countdown: Quick Survey

Post by Ryan Taylor » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:38 am

I say c-four countdown because that is what it says.

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Re: c4countdown: Quick Survey

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:40 am

I always assumed it was called that because it was on C4, but then it was also kind of a weak pun and sounded quite snappy. If it was on BBC1 I don't think the forum would be called BBC1Countdown.

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Re: c4countdown: Quick Survey

Post by Steve Durney » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:46 am

*Awaits 'explosive' pun*

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Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:24 pm

Matthew Green wrote:Flawed poll. The phonetics for 'c for countdown' and 'c fore countdown' are profoundly different. If 'C fore Countdown' isnt added to the poll I'll never forgive you Morrison.
And any subtitler who can't tell the difference should be sacked.

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Re: c4countdown: Quick Survey

Post by James Robinson » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:37 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:Flawed poll. The phonetics for 'c for countdown' and 'c fore countdown' are profoundly different. If 'C fore Countdown' isnt added to the poll I'll never forgive you Morrison.
And any subtitler who can't tell the difference should be sacked.
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Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:53 pm

I'm pretty sure it's meant to be a weak punny combination of both, at least that's what I recall original namer Stewart Holden telling me in 2004. I voted for 'c for countdown' because that's how I always say it, and will look funny at someone calling it 'channel 4 countdown' aloud.

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Re: c4countdown: Quick Survey

Post by David Roe » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:07 pm

c 4 countdown.

Which isn't the same, although it sounds the same, as c for countdown.

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Re: c4countdown: Quick Survey

Post by D Eadie » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:17 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:I'm pretty sure it's meant to be a weak punny combination of both, at least that's what I recall original namer Stewart Holden telling me in 2004.

I can believe it. Stewart is stilly fondly remembered for his sizzling sense of humour.

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Re: c4countdown: Quick Survey

Post by Alec Rivers » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:30 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:I say c-four countdown because that is what it says.
This.

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Re: c4countdown: Quick Survey

Post by Martin Bishop » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:57 pm

I say "C four countdown," because that's what Damian Eadie says and when he told me about this site in the countdown green room, he was speaking out loud and not writing it down. I have called it "C four countdown" ever since. True story, that.

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