Blink-182 fans have started a war on social media after they’ve discovered a divide in how the band’s name is pronounced.
Yesterday, the Late Late Show writer Ian Karmel realized the difference and revealed the transatlantic discrepancy on Twitter.
The British call Blink-182 “Blink One Eight Two” and I’m not saying that’s WHY they lost the Revolutionary War, but…
— Karmitzvah (@IanKarmel) November 19, 2018
It’s sparked a full on war between fans from across the globe, as they continue to refute each others pronunciation, responding with Tweets like “One-eighty two!” Even James Cordon, ex-band member Tom DeLonge, and lead singer Mark Hoppus weighed in with pretty quick-witted responses to the argument.
Check out some of the responses below.
What?! What do you lot call them?
— Ed Perchard (@ed_perch) November 19, 2018
Don’t start this. I admit we are wrong on this. America calls them Blink One eighty two. Which is also wrong. They technically should be called Blink one hundred and eighty two. Don’t take some moral high ground here. https://t.co/zm2Gpb6xtT
— James Corden (@JKCorden) November 19, 2018
Thank you James. Some say one eighty two. Some say one eight two. 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. https://t.co/d3Gi2Ezmhu
— stuffing and marked potatoes 🏳️🌈 (@markhoppus) November 19, 2018
It’s actually— Blink eighteen-two. People have all gotten this wrong for years. Sometimes this can happen with very complex, thoughtful and elevated art. https://t.co/jmsfv401KF
— Tom DeLonge (@tomdelonge) November 19, 2018