Talk:No-Stalgia

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I don't really like the hyphenated "no-stalgias" in the lyrics. Just because it's in the title doesn't mean we need them in the lyrics, do we? The title is just combining the "no nostalgia" into a single "word", while the lyrics have them as two words (that are not one word; that are "no" and "nostalgia"). The word is normally "nostalgia" without hyphen, and is being used in that context in this song. --Jay (Talk) 02:19, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Depends on how important indicating the pronunciation is. It is definitely pronounced "no-stalgia" in the song, and most dictionaries from a cursory Google search give the first vowel in the standard pronunciation of "nostalgia" as /ɒ/ as in "lot", /ɔ/ as in "thought", or /ə/, not listing the /oʊ/ in "no". Though one, Merriam-Webster, does give "no-stalgia" as an alternate pronunciation. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 03:07, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
I added the hyphens because the "no" in "nostalgia" is emphasized in the song (the joke seemingly being that it sounds like he's saying "no" twice), and I wanted to reflect that in the text. But I don't really even care whether the hyphens stay or not. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 18:48, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
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