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scotus
05-08-2008, 02:35 PM
I have always pronounced it as P-O-G as separate letters.

Recently I met someone who called it "Pog" (like you would pronounce "hog" or "fog"). Is this a common practice?

How do you pronounce it?

Duzza
05-08-2008, 02:37 PM
I call it P.O.G (pee-o-gee). I would probably feel like smashing someone in the face if they called it Pog.

bluescreen
05-08-2008, 02:44 PM
i call it "pog." its a lot easier than pronouncing the three letters like an acronym.

AmeliasDad
05-08-2008, 03:17 PM
I assumed everyone called it a "POG", P-O-G takes longer to say out loud.

rfprse
05-08-2008, 03:40 PM
Of course, as P. O. G.

Gundam
05-08-2008, 03:52 PM
"POGOS" for me. No, P. O. G. O. S.

LanEvo
05-08-2008, 04:04 PM
i say P.O.G

TonyB
05-08-2008, 04:29 PM
I don't really say anything. But I suppose if I had to pronounce it, I'd just say POG, like as in "Alf is back... in pog form."

bluetrain4
05-08-2008, 04:33 PM
I have always pronounced it as P-O-G as separate letters.

Recently I met someone who called it "Pog" (like you would pronounce "hog" or "fog"). Is this a common practice?

How do you pronounce it?

Actually, a great question. When I write it, I think "Pog" which in my mind sounds like "fog."

But, I only write POG. If I'm every actually speaking with someone about racquets, I'll say Prince Original Graphite, or Prince Graphite. I don't think I've ever actually said "POG" out loud.

Gmedlo
05-08-2008, 04:56 PM
If i ever heard someone say "Pog" I would be forced to crack their racquet with a slammer.

http://brandnoise.typepad.com/brand_noise/images/pog.jpg

Djokovicfan4life
05-08-2008, 05:02 PM
How about "Prince Original Graphite"?

It's not like it's that hard to say. :confused:

themitchmann
05-08-2008, 05:03 PM
^^^^^^^^^

Thank you...my thoughts exactly.

Prince Original Graphite = P.O.G. not "pog"
United States Tennis Association = U.S.T.A. not "usta"

Zhou
05-08-2008, 05:03 PM
P.O.G. All as separate letters is how I would say it but I feel if you are talking you should always say the full acronym. I mean, is it that hard to say Prince Original Graphite?

Bud
05-08-2008, 06:45 PM
POG - pronounced PAUG

dak95_00
05-08-2008, 06:46 PM
I play one and when I am reading it, I say POG as in fog. However, in conversation it is always referred to as my 1984 Prince Graphite.

For those w/ violent tendencies like smashing or hammering, I think you should think along the lines of what I learned in college.

"You don't call a fraternity a frat just as you don't call a country boy a c**t!"

Bud
05-08-2008, 06:47 PM
I call it P.O.G (pee-o-gee). I would probably feel like smashing someone in the face if they called it Pog.

It's pronounced PAUG... start smashing :lol:

topspinlobber1234
05-08-2008, 06:47 PM
Pawg - Rhymes with dog

Bubba
05-08-2008, 06:58 PM
I have always pronounced it as P-O-G as separate letters.

Recently I met someone who called it "Pog" (like you would pronounce "hog" or "fog"). Is this a common practice?

How do you pronounce it?

Sesame Street time...

Pa - Og... POG

pr0n8r
05-08-2008, 07:37 PM
Nonono... it's P.O.G., The Original G, The O.G., or Prince Orignal Graphite. Never pawg... eww.

RestockingTues
05-08-2008, 07:49 PM
If you say pawg your frame is guaranteed to crack after the next 20 minutes of heavy hitting, it's ALWAYS P.O.G.

TokyopunK
05-08-2008, 08:06 PM
I say Poog.

NLBwell
05-08-2008, 09:14 PM
I say Pog like I say NASA, not N. A. S. A. Of course POG stands for Prince Graphite. There is no "Original" in the name. However since all rackets are now graphite, it is not the unique descriptor it once was (ie. it was not a Prince Pro).

don_nguyen11490
05-08-2008, 10:56 PM
the OG Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

kairosntx
05-08-2008, 11:37 PM
I say Pee Oh Gee.

Just like I say You Ess Tee Aaa. I guess other people think it takes too much effort to spell it out so probly say Uhsta.

dak95_00
05-09-2008, 03:52 PM
What????? It's not N.A.S.A!!!!!!!!!! Or Us Ta either?????????

Man........I am going to have to call Mr. Obvious to work these out!

How in the world will I ever get this right? I am just going to have to write Graphite 90 from here on out; forever and ever.

Babb
05-09-2008, 03:54 PM
P-o-g. (10)

LafayetteHitter
05-09-2008, 03:55 PM
I think generally speaking, most tennis shops and tennis players would have no idea what you meant either way.

Al Czervik
05-09-2008, 06:49 PM
Prince Original Gangster.

http://www.zero.co.nz/music/images/i/Ice-T%20-%20O.G.%20Original%20Gangster.jpg

themitchmann
05-09-2008, 07:04 PM
I say Pog like I say NASA, not N. A. S. A. Of course POG stands for Prince Graphite. There is no "Original" in the name. However since all rackets are now graphite, it is not the unique descriptor it once was (ie. it was not a Prince Pro).

Prince made updated versions (the Graphite II, etc), so that's why the "original" is there.

Gundam
05-14-2008, 01:29 PM
Obviously we are all proud users of Prince Original Graphites.
Sadly, I never met anyone who uses POG or P.O.G or Prince Original Graphite whatsoever in my area since 2002. Just a couple Midplus users.

I don't think we are a good sample of tennis players in the world.

rod_b
05-14-2008, 01:43 PM
pee oh gee oh ess tee dubbayou version