Anyone else once thought "Werrd" company was called "Weird"?


#1

Up untill a few months ago when someone was showing off their collection and had some Werrd throws and pronounced it like “word” I then took a closer look & realized that “word” is the right pronouciation. Before that I thought they were called “Weird” for all these years hahaha.

I mean it kinda makes sence, they have unique and weird designs, weird names, just alot of the stuff about them is WEIRD! Hahah. I dont mean weird in a bad way, more 'hey thats a weird concept, oh wow its awesome!!" They are def a style of their own and I havent had the chance to own a Werrd but have played a few and they play awesome and have a very unique feeling. I know its just a simple mistake but its kinda funny. I guess my brain just thought “Weird” and had that implanted into my memory, also with the weird/unique/experimental/cool yoyos they have made they either have a weird design, or name, or both. Like the paquino (means small in spanish if u dont know that), its a 49 gram yoyo!!! Most companies wont even think of going outside the safe 60-70 grams, and when they rarely do its a couple grams like 59 or 71. Werrd went 11 grams outside that and made a great fun WEIRD throw! Im sure if u want to get technical you can think of smth but when I think of yoyos I cant think of ANY that are even similar to the Paqino! Same with alot of other yoyos by Werrd!

So I cant be the ONLY one, is there anyone else that will admit that they thought Werrd was called “Weird” instead???


#2

Up until this post thought it was weird… Mind blown :open_mouth:


(2Sick Joey) #3

paquino= Pacquiao


#4

I always knew this ones name because of pac-man. If I hadn’t known about pac-man I would’ve never pronounced this right.


#5

I still pronounce it that way. I heard it pronounced the right way one time and was like whaaaa… I thought weird fit because they have some interesting characters on their team.


#6

This never crossed my mind. I sounded out Werrd, when I saw it, and it just couldn’t be anything else in my mind, but that. But, it looks like you’re not alone. :-\


#7

Actually, Werrd, is a very ancient word. It is Ukrainian in Origin.

In the Ukrainian language, it mean ‘something Amazing’.

Translated to English, it is ‘Phenom’. <> which likewise, stands for ‘something Amazing’.

The word is pronounced, Fih-nomm.

I seriously read that information , uh, in a Book. The Book is titled,’ It’s a Small, Small World’, by Manny Pequeno.

Lolol.


#8

I’m with TA, I always just sounded it out especially after reading on YoYo Wiki that it was a contraction/ abbreviation of “Word Up” but I was aware that the mistake has been made, if I remember what I was told correctly it was actually at a contest too :stuck_out_tongue:

@Doc that’s pretty cool stuff, and very “full circle”

also the Pac-I’m-not-even-going-to-bother-trying-to-spell-the-rest-of-it-o :stuck_out_tongue: was named after the boxer Manny Pac-I’m-not-typing-all-that-again-o :stuck_out_tongue: for his attributes of being small but punching well above his weight just like the yoyo was intended to (and does), I guess it’s just another case of things in life coming “full circle”


#9

@yoyodoc - couldn’t help but chuckle. :wink:

As for the company name, I always spotted it because while I’m being an idiot (come to think of it, can’t find the off switch) I will often tell/text people “werrrrd” in agreement with something they say.


#10

People are always calling us weird :frowning:

Lol, it’s ok though… We are a very interesting bunch. Glad you guys love us. We love you too :slight_smile:


#11

^ I get it all the time…


#12

I’ve always pronounced it the was it’s apparently supposed to be since I’ve heard of it. Never even really considered it would be something else.

But, on a slightly unrelated but still pretty much on topic note, I love how the call Worlds “Werrlds.” That never gets old to me. :smiley:


#13

It’s actually named after a boxer.


#14

He knows, he was just correcting the OP’s spelling error.

The Pac is a great throw. It may seem like a bit of a novelty, but the weight seems to work very nicely. Another throw from Werrd I really enjoy is the Poo. The Smurf Blue one I have is stunning!


#15

I just read the whole thread and somebody else had already pointed it out.


#16

Yeah, I see Logan Willis all the time, he told me how to pronounce it. :stuck_out_tongue:


#17

So a friend of mine actually steered me in the wrong direction about this before…he pronounced it “weird” and it stuck with me for a short period of time. But then, after that “short period of time”, I began to realize that it is pronounced “word” according to its spelling. And then, I believe that my suspicion was confirmed at Worlds. So yeah.


#18

Yeah I remember reading somewhere its actually the Paquio (or however thats spelled) from Manny Paquio, I have been calling it the “Paquino” because I thought it was a play on it being small/lightweight hahah.

I guess that makes 2 things that I pronounced wrong hahaha. I dont get to spend much time w other yoyoers so if I only see it online & its weird spelling or smth then my brain probly turns it into smth Im firmiliar with hahah.

Glad Im not alone though! Gotta get a WEIRD yoyo sometime soon! Hahaha


#19

Yeh, but Skip, you’re a special kind of weird, you named your signature POO :stuck_out_tongue: but god is it good :wink: