The Daily Grind: How do *you* pronounce ‘MMORPG’?

Well, this was a little on the nose, wasn't it?

OK, so here’s a fun Daily Grind for a holiday when most of our readers aren’t at work! Let’s talk about how to pronounce our genre, and this is a serious question!

I’ve always spelled it out every letter M-M-O-R-P-G, like emm-emm-oh-are-pee-gee. (Or tried to; I have a mild speech impediment, and sometimes I rush and my letters are jumbled, but that’s how I say it in my head. And it’s one of the reasons I don’t mind truncating it to MMO. The rhotic “R” is the hardest for me, and yes I know I have two of them in my own name; “rural juror” is my nightmare!)

But listen, there are folks out there who say MMORPG as “more-pig,” and I have to say I burst out laughing the first time I heard this – I think it was Larry like a dozen years ago, but since then I’ve heard it more and more, and… I kind of like it? It makes sense? It’s two syllables instead of six? And pigs are cute, so we definitely need more?

Maybe there’s a third way – you tell me. How do you pronounce MMORPG?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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