Friday, June 13, 2008

Über-trivia 1

("1," because I'm sure I'll be back for more, sometime)

Is Mark Dever "Mark Devvvver," or is it "Mark Deeeever"?

Is R. C. Sproul "R. C. Sprole," or "Sprowl," or "Sprool"?


Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure it's Dever rhyming with ever and I know it's /Sprole/.

ChosenClay said...

Mark Dever, the second one

RC Sproul, the first one


Jay said...

I've always read them as Deeeever and Sprowl, but I could very well be wrong. :)

Phil Gons said...

April is correct. It's #1 for both.

Connie said...

Mark Devvvver (short 'e' sound)

R.C. Sprole (long 'o' sound)

That was fun, what else ya got?

John said...

Yep. I said "Deeeever" until I started listening to Nine Marks. Then I heard him pronounce it himself.

When you only read them it's hard. I was just wondering yesterday while admiring my new books that came in the mail, is Richard Sibbes "Sibes" or "Sibbs"?

Mike Riccardi said...

Dan... that was too easy.

How about... Thabiti Anyabwile.

David said...

Tah-bee-tee Ahn-yah-bwee-lay.

I couldn't resist aswering that one, and I also can't resit bragging that I got it right before I heard it spoken. It's just about my finest accomplishment.

CR said...

Short 'e' on Dever's name and long 'o' sound on Sproul. I was wondering why you were saying "ow" on Sproul's name.

Mike Riccardi said...

Thirsty David,

There might be variation, but I've seen and heard it with the /th/ pronounced, and not just a [t].

IOW, Tha-BEE-tee Ahn-yab-WEE-lay.

David said...


I've heard that too, but when I spoke to him in person, he introduced himself with a T, no h. I suppose it's possible I heard wrong, but I don't think so.

Susan said...

I was a bit bored so I jumped from Pyro to here and found your neat little quiz! April is right on both. I have, however, heard R.C.'s last name been pronounced "Sprowl". I had a college professor who had the same last name but pronounced that way, so I thought R.C.'s had to be "Sprowl", until I heard R.C. pronounce it himself.

Four Pointer said...

Here's another one:

Ligon Duncan. Is it:

a) Leeg-uhn
b) Lie-guhn
c) Lihg-uhn

DJP said...

Ooh, I know that one.


Four Pointer said...

You cheated :) :)

And to think Ligonier Ministries isn't named after him! Wierd!!