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Nobody can agree on how to pronounce “Blink-182”

Blink-182 fans are at each other’s throats over how to pronounce the band’s name after a significant transatlantic divide was identified on Twitter.

Ian Karmel, a writer at the Late Late Show, took to Twitter to point out the difference between British and American dialects when referring to the iconic pop-punk band.

When asked by a bemused British fan how else the name could be pronounced, Karmel responded “one-eighty two!”

The controversy even saw Late Late Show host James Corden weigh in – turning on his own nationality, but ultimately arguing that both pronunciations are wrong: “I admit we are wrong on this.”

Eventually, the tense tweets gripping the pop-punk fanbase lead to Blink-182’s frontman stepping in.

Mark Hoppus thanked James Cordon for his contribution: “Thank you, James. Some say one eighty-two. Some say one eight two.”

The singer went on: “But in all of this, I feel like we’ve lost sight of the fact that the ‘B’ in blink-182 should be lower-case.”

The final verdict came from ex-bandmate, Tom DeLonge: “It’s actually Blink eighteen-two, people have all gotten this wrong for years.”

DeLonge, who left the band in 2015, went on to explain: “Sometimes this can happen with very complex, thoughtful and elevated art.”

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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