How to Pronounce: Druid

23 Jul

Yesterday I noticed that a search term led someone to my blog that caught my eye. The phrase used was this: how to pronounce “druid”.

I don’t think, in all of my years of gaming, that I have ever heard more than one pronunciation for that word. The one that I am familiar with is the same one that you find in the dictionary: droo-id

But, I didn’t bother checking the dictionary until today. What I did instead, as usual, is ask the rest of my friends on Twitter what they thought about it.

And here are their responses:

@miriella “drew-id” ….there are other ways? drooood?
@erinannie Drew-id.
@Mandaril fur-ball, chicken, or treedude
@Mandaril because everytime I try and say “druid”, I think of Spaceballs and laugh my $%& off
@Etandm droo-id
@Saresa the closest I can type to it phonetically is ‘drew-ehd’, with slightly more emphasis on the first syllable
@AnansiER @shizukera Ditto.
@Arrens Easy: Moo-cow.
@shizukera Two syllables, droo-id.
@mgzettler boomkin, tree, or bur
@mohalen drooooo id
@greyseer DROO-id
@madbrewlabs How many ways are there? droo-id
@ladygypsy Droo-id? But in North Jersey I think they say “Da-roo-wid (cracks gum)”
@Shatterbound “Droo-id”. But I pronounce Staghelm “azz-haht.”
@Xandarr2112 ex-bro-in-law always said “DROOD”

So, we have 13 (myself included) that pronounce it as droo-id (which is basically the same as drew-id).

We have 3 replies that are clearly WoW-related answers: (fur-ball, chicken, treedude, Moo-cow, boomkin, tree, bur)

And we have one whose ex-relative pronounces it as I often see it mispelled, drood.

So, what do you think? How do you pronounce the word “Druid”?

In other news, my Orc Shaman got a helm that makes him look pretty sweet in my opinion, so I decided I would share the pics with you here. I did a /roar command in chat to get him to show it a little bit better. One picture shows his face more, the other shows the guild tab for My Other Tweet Is Epic a bit better:

Take note of the fact that the wolf helm only covers the top part of my head, so the lower jaw and the massive teeth you see jutting up there are actually my characters own jaw/teeth. I think this helm was made for orcs.

And yes, that’s a cupcake.


Posted by on July 23, 2009 in World of Warcraft


5 responses to “How to Pronounce: Druid

  1. Andy

    July 27, 2009 at 9:07 PM

    Hey guys,
    I would think that “droo-id” is the right pronounciation :) .
    If you guys want more free info on the druid you can check out my brand new site. Please give me some feedback as it is still in construction. Links, and content that you guys would like to see ??!!
    Thanks / Andy

  2. Andy

    July 27, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Like I said, it is just a new site where I am trying to gather as much info as possible and I will keep updating it. But please give me some feedback on what you guys think , thanks :) / Andy

  3. banana

    May 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    I’ve been pronouncing it “Droid”

    I feel dumb now.


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