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JoseBalow

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43. I agree with the Great Old One
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 03:39 PM
Apr 14
Lovecraft transcribed the pronunciation of Cthulhu as Khlûl?-hloo, and said, "the first syllable pronounced gutturally and very thickly. The 'u' is about like that in 'full', and the first syllable is not unlike 'klul' in sound, hence the 'h' represents the guttural thickness"... S. T. Joshi points out, however, that Lovecraft gave different pronunciations on different occasions. According to Lovecraft, this is merely the closest that the human vocal apparatus can come to reproducing the syllables of an alien language. Cthulhu has also been spelled in many other ways, including Tulu, Katulu, and Kutulu.

Long after Lovecraft's death, Chaosium stated in the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game: "we say it kuh-THOOL-hu" (/kəˈ?uːluː/), even while noting that Lovecraft said it differently. Others use the pronunciation Katulu or Kutulu or /kəˈtuːluː/.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu
Thank you soo much JMCKUSICK Apr 14 #1
I most relate to the junk drawer !!!!!! Thanks ! Karadeniz Apr 14 #2
Ditto! Different Drummer Apr 14 #33
THAT one had me doubling over, laughing! calimary Apr 14 #39
...in the bar... pnwest Apr 14 #3
I don't understand that one. Please help me. ❤️ littlemissmartypants Apr 14 #6
That's H.P. Lovecraft's big bad Berlin Expat Apr 14 #10
Thanks. I was stuck on that one, too. Easterncedar Apr 14 #14
Thank you. ❤️ littlemissmartypants Apr 14 #18
Thanks for the explanation! Different Drummer Apr 14 #34
Does anyone besides me think of Cthulhu soldierant Apr 14 #47
Happy Sunday! TY for the giggles. Ziggysmom Apr 14 #4
It's Officially Sunday...let the festivities begin...Thanks SCE MiHale Apr 14 #5
Indeed! Time to ready the popcorn for the opening calimary Apr 14 #40
The peacock has blue on it so it's not albino. Whatthe_Firetruck Apr 14 #45
Aha! Thanks for the clarification. calimary Apr 14 #46
👍 MiHale Apr 14 #53
Thank you. ❤️ littlemissmartypants Apr 14 #7
Faves: nuxvomica Apr 14 #8
the discovery of the sacred spaghetti monster strainer.... rampartc Apr 14 #56
Good morning, SCE gademocrat7 Apr 14 #9
Said the Joker to the Thief... flying rabbit Apr 14 #11
Love that one, too Easterncedar Apr 14 #13
can you explain that one Annie Moosee Apr 14 #44
All Along the Watchtower lyrics drmeow Apr 14 #49
that one took me 12 hours to get... lol getagrip_already Apr 14 #52
One of the best ever! Easterncedar Apr 14 #12
I didn't get Meep in the corner. grumpyduck Apr 14 #27
Losing My Religion JudyM Apr 14 #28
Thank you! grumpyduck Apr 14 #30
I am still confused after watching the video - twice yellowdogintexas Apr 14 #54
Me Too!!!!!! chowder66 Apr 14 #31
"discovery of the ancient Mayan colander" planetc Apr 14 #15
Hard to beat a bit of Larson and Speedbump to start the day! KY_EnviroGuy Apr 14 #16
I used to have a colander about that old... Old Crank Apr 14 #17
Thank you so much, SCE! I'm always amazed at your ability Tanuki Apr 14 #19
Good Morning, SCE! blogslug Apr 14 #20
Good Sunday morning! Thanks for another collection of smiles 🙏 Deuxcents Apr 14 #21
Thank you! rogerballard Apr 14 #22
tee hee AllaN01Bear Apr 14 #23
YAY! A HERETIC I AM Apr 14 #24
Yay, it's Sunday! ShazzieB Apr 14 #25
Good ones, each and every one! 👏🏼 benfranklin1776 Apr 14 #26
The ONLY way to start Sunday morning! WinstonSmith4740 Apr 14 #29
So enjoy, every Sunday, thank you. republianmushroom Apr 14 #32
There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief, flashman13 Apr 14 #35
Thank you for the Let's Play Whisk Edition, SCE! Niagara Apr 14 #36
Oh joy, it's Sunday! Wild blueberry Apr 14 #37
The best part of any Sunday is LOLCats! Different Drummer Apr 14 #38
Greetings, SCE. As usual, you have completely outdone yourself with niyad Apr 14 #41
Thanks, SCE! murielm99 Apr 14 #42
I agree with the Great Old One JoseBalow Apr 14 #43
Loved the kids soldierant Apr 14 #48
That squirrel. LiberalFighter Apr 14 #50
Best one yet! Permanut Apr 14 #51
I love them all! Leith Apr 14 #55
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