Talk:Homestar Runner's speech impediments

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What is that word...?

I'm not entirely sure we should be documenting this sort of thing, but we document Coach Z's. If we do have this sort of thing, it should be made into a table as part of the main Homestar Runner article. wbwolf (t | ed) 22:31, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

agreeded. cash money tc 22:33, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure Homestar's is as unusual as Coach Z's, however. (I also really hate visual dialect for Homestar's speech.) Coach Z has a whole toon devoted to his inability to be understood, but Homestar seems to be understood just fine. Also, Homestar's is a lot more consistent, and not nearly as odd. I don't think there's anything that needs to be said about Homestar's impediment, other than the fact that he has one. --DorianGray 23:23, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
This is not needed. Homestar's speech impediment is fairly consistent, and could be described in one sentence. It is not necessary to enumerate each instance in a list, especially a list where every entry is more or less just a phonetic spelling of an easily recognizable word. Homestar's impediment is so minor—and he is so easily understood—that we rarely bother transcribing his speech in anything other than standard English. This article should be deleted and the data discarded. — It's dot com 22:21, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm with all y'all. We don't transcwibe it (except when, say, Stwong Bad is imitating Homestaw), it's not hawd to figuwe it out, and evewything else you guys said. BALEETED!! wait... delteated? --Jay (Talk) 02:07, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Since it's arguable if Coach Z even have an impediment, and he uses it on different ways for different words, the table is necessary in order to keep track of it. Since Homestar's impediment can be summed up in one, all-engrossing sentence, there is no need for a page about it. Delete. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:14, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
I thought this out loud (well, typing out loud on IRC, strictly speaking), and I think I've come to same conclusion as others, but worded somewhat differently. Basically, I think this page might work if there were more examples similar to Homestar's "crayon" as "crown" thing: something that's more than just the usual having "trouble with [his] R's" [or "aws", if you want to write it phonetically!] and which causes some confusion (SB at first doesn't know what Homestar's talking about). But I don't think there are enough examples like that to sustain a table, either as a separate article or as part of Homestar's bio. Heimstern Läufer 15:10, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
I just noticed that the one character who has the greatest excuse for an "accent" page doesn't; it's all on his character page. I don't know that Homestar mangling his words completely (as opposed to just kinda-mangling the Rs) is common enough to document on Homestar's own page, and it's definitely not common enough to merit its own page if Coach Z's doesn't. Also, Heimi brought my attention to something else: even when Homestar completely mangles a word, we still write it with Rs where appropriate in dialogue ("crowns" and "liberry" being prime examples), because even if he does have trouble with Rs, it's usually not such a big deal as to render the Rs unrecognizable. (That, and as H*R fans, we're probably all used to it. :) --Jay (Talk) 16:57, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
As has been noted before, the crown thing isn't even Homestar specific. It's a regional thing. And the liberry example isn't really unique to HR either. It's commonly used to make an individual appear childish. - 18:06, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Add to Homestar Runner

Okay, I made this page. So, okay...guys come on down and be adding this page to the Homestar Runner Article. I just didn't know how to make a table, (because i'm a newbie) so that's why I made it a Seperate Page. So, i'll agree on making this a table and add it to Homestar Runner's page. -- 22:36, 17 October 2009 (UTC)C-Son-L Sweaters

The Homestar article already mentions that he have an impediment. Not reason to make a big table about it, for the same reason this page shouldn't exist - It's very subtle and consistent. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:11, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Changing the scope to save the page.

I don;t think we should toss this page, but we should drastically change the scope. We need to make a page about the mentions of his speech impediment, which is the running gag in its best form. Like him saying he has a "speech impodeaboot" in Donut Unto Others. Is this the page-saving throw? --Jellote wuz here 21:10, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

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