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  • #204976
    Connell
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    So after watching the X retrospective byte 1, I heard the G&T’ers pronounce it as Tick-ka. Now I’d always thought it was pronounced like that too until one day it occurred to me its actually Tee-ka, as in chicken tikka, as the main plot of the episode is sparked by Lister’s desire to go back in time and retrive more curry.

    Now I’m just bloody well confused. Opinions? thoughts? any definitive answer to this one?

    #204978

    Well it is a reference to the curry. I guess it just depends on where you come from. Tick-ka is how some people pronounce the curry.

    #204979
    NoFro
    Participant

    I say Tick-ah but I think my pronunciation of the curry is a result of this episode’s title referencing the Beatles song. I say the title of the episode so it sounds most like the original Beatles track; as a result I say Tick-ah. I honestly can’t remember how I pronounced Tikka before I knew of this episode but I always say Tick-ah now.

    #204981
    MANI506
    Participant

    I say Tick-a because that’s how Hugh Laurie pronounced it in a brilliant sketch from Fry and Laurie series 3.

    It’s a sketch about a spy and his boss played by Hugh and Stephen. They speak over each other for a few lines and then Hugh is left saying ‘chicken tikka masala’ which generates a huge laugh from the audience.

    #204984
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    I pronounce the food “Tee-ka”, but the episode “Tikk-a”. I have no idea why.

    #204986
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >I pronounce the food “Tee-ka”, but the episode “Tikk-a”. I have no idea why.

    So do I, and this DISGRUNTLES me.

    #204987
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Yeah, both are valid pronunciations, but I favour “ticker” when discussing the episode, as it’s closest to “ticket”.

    #204990
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    This problem could have been avoided if the episode had been called something sensible like “The Grassy Knoll”.

    #204991
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    JFKorma

    #204993
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    Jalfrezzi Fried Korma

    #204995
    takerdemon
    Participant

    I always pronounce it Tee-ka even though it doesn’t really make sense in terms of the episode title.

    I’d have called it something more sensible like ‘The crazy capers of Lee Harvey Oswald in the Texas Book Depository… with guns and shit’

    #204996
    anniescribe
    Participant

    “Just F!@$#ing Kidding” is my choice.

    #204998
    Ben Kirkham
    Participant

    “I pronounce the food “Tee-ka”, but the episode “Tikk-a”. I have no idea why.”

    Me too. I think it has to do with the association of the Beatles song.

    Bloody ridiculous title, anyway.

    What about, after ‘Out of Time,’ it was called ‘Back in Time’?

    #205000
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    There’s enough Red Dwarf episode titles that begin with “Back”, Ben.

    #205001

    There was only two back then, tbf.

    #205006
    Connell
    Participant

    Isn’t that curious – I’m an avid Beatles fan, yet it appears my love for curry would override the song reference.

    Looks like Ticker is the preferred pronunciation, I’d agree that both are more than acceptable, depending on how you interpret it.

    Also, I’d feel like I was putting the thread to waste if we didn’t keep this going..

    Bhajiswap
    Confidence and Pikora
    Trojan Josh
    Balti than Life

    #205007
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Trojan Josh

    This is amazing.

    #205010
    si
    Participant

    Poppadum Life.

    #205013
    Reece
    Participant

    Korma-ntine.

    … I’ll leave.

    #205014
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    The Last Dal
    Naanarchy

    #205028
    fozzibear1
    Participant

    to be honest I use the the tic ka pronunciation too but now I can see probably for the wrong reason, im thinking as in the old fashioned expression for heart or determination, he is determined to ride. Must admit I hadnt related to his search for curry as he generally prefers Vindaloo

    #205030
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    im thinking as in the old fashioned expression for heart or determination, he is determined to ride. Must admit I hadnt related to his search for curry as he generally prefers Vindaloo

    #205032
    fozzibear1
    Participant

    Sorry Ian i fail to comprehend the meaning of the clip

    #205042
    Connell
    Participant

    ‘This is your ship, you’re in the Space Korma, you?’

    #205043
    pfm
    Participant

    ‘Mar-bhuna-ed’

    That’s all I got….

    Actually, ‘Passandra’

    #205044
    JamesTC
    Participant

    ‘Better Naan Life’

    Oh it’s fucking close enough to curry.

    #205047
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Racist.

    #205059
    Dave
    Participant

    I’ve always proounced it Teeka To Ride, but I did question this watching the introduction on the X-Tended VHS when Robby and/or Kryten said Ticker.

    In addition:

    Balance Of Paneer
    Stay Shashlik
    Just Rice

    I also have the song ‘Bhuna City 7’ going around and around in my head.

    #205065
    Lexo Ross
    Participant

    I’ve always said it Tee-kah

    #205072
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I’m glad that finally, after 15 years, we’re having this talk.

    #205209
    ChrisM
    Participant

    I’ve always said it Tee-kah

    Me too. Mainly as I pronounce the curry that way, and didn’t even know it was pronounced by many ‘ticka’. Maybe it’s a London thing.

    #205211

    Probably a London thing. Or maybe I just assumed from the one person I talk to about Red Dwarf in person who pronounces the episode “ticka” to ride.

    #205213
    Jo
    Participant

    >I pronounce the food “Tee-ka”, but the episode “Tikk-a”. I have no idea why.

    Ditto.

    >Probably a London thing.

    In what way? Yes, Cappsy, Ian, Seb and I all currently live in London but none of us are actually from London.

    #205218

    >In what way? Yes, Cappsy, Ian, Seb and I all currently live in London but none of us are actually from London.

    I think I misunderstood what was being said. I thought the “London thing” was pronouncing tikka “ticka” when referring to the curry. What I meant was that I think I know the only person who does that, and it made me think that other people do it too.

    #205220
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Vindaluna. no forget that one, it’s a crap pun.

    #205230
    Ridley
    Participant

    I pronounce it the same way I say cheeken tikka.

    #205590
    ChrisM
    Participant

    >I think I misunderstood what was being said. I thought the “London thing” was pronouncing tikka “ticka” when referring to the curry.

    It was me who mentioned ‘London thing’ originally. I meant, that I live in London (well the outskirts really) and I’ve only ever heard the curry pronounced ‘teeka’, so I automatically applied that pronunciation to the episode.

    I didn’t even know it was pronounced differently elsewhere until I opened this thread!

    #205595
    Connell
    Participant

    As far as I’m aware, it isn’t pronounced differently anywhere else. It’s just the episode could also be pronounced Tick-ka to Ride, which sounds more similar to Ticket to Ride, which is the name of a Beatles song that the title is also derived from.

    #205596
    Connell
    Participant

    Infact, if you think about it, I’m almost sure it was intended to be pronounced Tee-ka like the curry, or it doesn’t make much sense. Why not just call it Ticket to Ride then? Strange how inadvertently it’s now pronounced Tick-ka by a vast majority of the fans.

    #205627
    Carlito
    Participant

    Yeah it’s a tidy episode – the best of VII anyway – with a rubbish title. But what would have been a better one?

    I like one word titles…. I think ‘Entropy’ may have been a decent title for this episode, from both the perspective of it being a continuation of the VI cliffhanger and its ramifications, and also the events that occur in the plot .

    Or simply ‘Kennedy’. Perhaps ‘Assassin’?

    #205628
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Yesterday
    Lucy in the Sky with Dansak
    Korma feel the noise

    Yes, all shit.

    #205629
    si
    Participant

    John F CurryDie.

    Shitter.

    #205638
    Reece
    Participant

    Tikka to Ride

    Shittiest.

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