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How do you pronounce Clemson?
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How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:18 AM
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For me it’s Climpson Anything other pronunciation is bordering yankee talk.

I have no problem with people from other parts of the country saying it differently. They are not from here. Fowler and others can say it any way they want.

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:19 AM
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You can't be serious....

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:23 AM
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The way it is spelled.

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 3:00 PM
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I always thought it was pretty straightforward as well.

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Clempson***

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:23 AM
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Re: Clempson***

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:38 AM
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When you sound it out do you say the “long E” sound? rhymes with green When I say it I say “short i” sound. Rhymes with hit.

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Rhymes with "him"***

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Feb 26, 2024, 9:00 AM
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Re: Rhymes with "him"***


Feb 26, 2024, 9:46 AM
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That would be short i sound.
Egg is Short e sound

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Yes your pronunciation is correct!***

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:24 AM
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Carla explains it best

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:28 AM
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https://youtu.be/fbdznuBke6s

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:30 AM
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Clemson. No "P" or "Z".

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:31 AM
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Clempson College.

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:35 AM
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It galls the yell out of me for someone to say Climzunnn.

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ClemPson is equally stupid and galling

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Feb 26, 2024, 9:12 AM
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🐅

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:44 AM
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I have noticed it sounds some pronounce "Carolina" with three syllables real fast and without the "r" or "0" Ca-li-na. Seems like it's very prevalent in the eastern part of the Carolina's.

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:43 AM
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3 syllables Care Line A

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Feb 26, 2024, 1:10 PM
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Short version is coot.

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Clem-son. There is no "p" anywhere near it.

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:52 AM
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I once saw a Coot cartoon about the pronounciation. It had a farmer in his orange overalls, with the name "Clem" above him. Further down the cartoon was a goofy Mad Magazine Alfred E. Neuman type kid with a ball cap on with a Tiger Paw on it, with the caption "Clems's Son". Probably as close as anything to being the right way to say it.

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Of course youre right, but

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Feb 26, 2024, 7:57 AM
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Most of us do pronounce it ( correctly) with a slight hint of the P.
Funny how this debate comes up so often😊

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:01 AM
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Clem-son

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:14 AM
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correctly. It is easy if you make the effort. Just like not whooo hooing.

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:22 AM
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I'm a local so I throw a P in there but Thomas Green was from Philly so he probably didn't.

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:34 AM
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C-L-E-M-S-OOO-N. Ain’t no P in there!!

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:35 AM
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Just like it is spelled - CLEM SON. Don't mess it up!!

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:36 AM
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Clemson. All one word and smoothly through.

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Long live the P!!! No other way to pronounce it!

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:39 AM
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But if you leave out the “P” it is shameful if you use the “Z”!

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Re: Long live the P!!! No other way to pronounce it!

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:47 AM
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I never use the p. Not needed and not part of the word.

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I love the P***

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Feb 26, 2024, 9:01 AM [ in reply to Long live the P!!! No other way to pronounce it! ]
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Re: I love the P***

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Feb 26, 2024, 10:58 AM
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Clemson is like the pool. You can't see the P but its in there.

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Re: I love the P***


Feb 26, 2024, 11:18 AM [ in reply to I love the P*** ]
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At least it's not the D. We are on the same page.

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Seems simple to me and I don't hear a "P".

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:42 AM
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Clem = Klim
son = son

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Re: Seems simple to me and I don't hear a "P".


Feb 26, 2024, 10:11 AM
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Where do you get the “i” from?

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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:57 AM
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Don't Pee in Clemson

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Say Clem, then say Son.

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:59 AM
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Done

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Since a kid it's been "Climpson"

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Feb 26, 2024, 8:59 AM
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With just the right amount of pronunciation on the nonexistent P. That's the southside of Anderson, SC way.

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There is no 'p' in Clemson. Don't be a redneck.***

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Feb 26, 2024, 9:01 AM
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Tell 'em shill I

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Feb 26, 2024, 9:13 AM
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.

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Re: There is no 'p' in Clemson. Don't be a redneck.***

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Feb 26, 2024, 9:46 AM [ in reply to There is no 'p' in Clemson. Don't be a redneck.*** ]
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Rules of tigernet no personal attacks.
I hope that helps you.

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Clem-son. No Ps, Is, or Zs***

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Feb 26, 2024, 9:02 AM
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Re: How do you pronounce Clemson?

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Feb 26, 2024, 9:04 AM
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I pronounce it to all the lamecock fans as….. Winners.

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73-43-4!!!!!!***

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Feb 26, 2024, 10:03 AM
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CLEMPSON,,,, it's not for everybody.

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Feb 26, 2024, 10:27 AM
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Like "Clem and his son", but there is going to be a subtle 'p' sound as a natural result of the transition between the nasal bilabial 'm' and the alveolar fricative 's'. The 'p' is not intentionally pronounced.

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I didn't know so many people here pronounced it CLAMPSUN.

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Feb 26, 2024, 10:57 AM
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Really embarrassing.

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Rhymes with Simpson


Feb 26, 2024, 1:01 PM
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I haven't researched this but I'd wager money that "Sim's son" became Simpson because of the natural "p" that the mouth forms from the "m", and "Clem's son" would be the same. "Clem" being a shortened version of Clement, a name taken by Pope's and thus used in Christendom.

Also, is there any other "-son" name in the English language where the "s" is pronounced with a "z" sound? Crimson is a color, not a name, but that is the only case I can think of and I think CFB announcers do it to Clemson from repetition of saying "Crimson tide".

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The right way!!***


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