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Published on November 20th, 2018 | by Jon Bunnies


How do you pronounce “blink-182?” SPOILER: This is just silly.

James Corden, a Brit, takes issue with the way we in North America pronounce the name “blink-182.” It’s “blink-one-eighty-two,” right? Well…

Don’t start this. I admit we are wrong on this. America calls them Blink One eighty two. Which is also wrong. They technically should be called Blink one hundred and eighty two. Don’t take some moral high ground here.

— James Corden (@JKCorden)

But then Tom DeLonge–who, of course, was a founding member of the group but is no longer in the band, decided to confuse things–just for fun.

It’s actually— Blink eighteen-two. People have all gotten this wrong for years. Sometimes this can happen with very complex, thoughtful and elevated art.

— Tom DeLonge (@tomdelonge)

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One Response to How do you pronounce “blink-182?” SPOILER: This is just silly.

  1. Vocab Mad 08 says:

    I guess James Corden doesn’t get enough clicks on all those YouTube uploads of Carpool Karaoke, so he needs to create controversy (or controvosy as the Brits pronounce it).

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