For those who don’t follow Mark Hoppus or Tom DeLonge on Twitter, you might have missed last year’s controversy over how to pronounce blink-182, kicked off by a writer for The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Thank you James. Some say one eighty two. Some say one eight two. But in all of this, I feel like we’ve lost sight of the fact that the B in blink-182 should be lower-case. https://t.co/d3Gi2Ezmhu
— spooky jim christmas. (@markhoppus) November 19, 2018
Flying across the pond to appear on Friday’s edition of Good Morning Britain, the bassist-singer explains why there are two ways to say the band’s name.
“We say one-eighty-two because we’re American but when we got to Australia and the UK, people say one-eight-two,” Hoppus points out, with now guitarist Matt Skiba adding, “I think it has more to do with English/American pronunciation of numbers.”
Hoppus also revealed that fans in London really embraced the band before the rest of the world.
Which other bands have their names pronounced differently in other parts of the world?