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Thread: How to pronounce "Whelen"?

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    How to pronounce "Whelen"?

    hmmmmm....

    Whee......len?

    Wee...len?

    Wheel....en?


    "Smith"?


    I'm not too good at this.....

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    I have always pronounced it "well-in".
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    whal...len

    I really want to know.....


    You may be right, No1....I have no idea

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    whale....en

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    You planning a SAYONCENTS ?


    sorry, could not resist

    I've heard it pronounced many weighes, not sure witch is correct

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    I had a teacher with that last name. She prefers wii-len/wee-len like sweden. No whales or wails; definitely not Waylan.

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    wee-lin.
    with an H
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    "Wheelin down the road" BTO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meotai View Post
    I had a teacher with that last name. She prefers wii-len/wee-len like sweden. No whales or wails; definitely not Waylan.
    I believe you are correct. That how i pronoun it. Funny how names can be pronoun different then the spelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bouncer50 View Post
    I believe you are correct. That how i pronoun it. Funny how names can be pronoun different then the spelling.
    You have a lisp or maybe just autocorrect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bouncer50 View Post
    I believe you are correct. That how i pronoun it. Funny how names can be pronoun different then the spelling.
    I should add a note that she's from Southeast Texas, so maybe the Whelans everywhere else are pronounced differently. I don't know a real Irishman to ask.

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    Whale-em or WAIL-EM
    A deplorable that votes!

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    Lol, 5 minutes ago i really didn't care how it was pronounced. After reading this, i'd like to know for sure now though.

    In the South where i am, MOST seem to pronounce it WAY-LAN.

    The way NO_1 pronounced it sounds right to me though. All i know for sure is that it's my favorite rifle cal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodogsandman View Post
    Whale-em or WAIL-EM
    Yep!

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    Helen then add W to front.... W..helen.... Well-en... This is going to drive me goofy....

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    You don't have to be crazy to enjoy this thread ....but it helps!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35 shooter View Post
    Lol, 5 minutes ago i really didn't care how it was pronounced. After reading this, i'd like to know for sure now though.

    In the South where i am, MOST seem to pronounce it WAY-LAN.

    The way NO_1 pronounced it sounds right to me though. All i know for sure is that it's my favorite rifle cal.
    This is funny, and he77, I've never even shot one.

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    "Nurse wheel in the next patient. I don't care if he is wail-in. His sister Way Lynn told me to wail on him. But only till he starts wellin."
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    I met Col. Townsend Whelen back in the late fifties at NRA Headquarters. I called him "Col. Wee-lin" and he never corrected me so I would guess that is correct? He was a great man and frankly his writings influenced me a good bit, including my wilderness wandering and cast bullet small game hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalott View Post
    Helen then add W to front.... W..helen.... Well-en... This is going to drive me goofy....
    I think this, it's how I've read it too,
    well-en


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