How do YOU pronounce "prot"?

85 Tauren Druid
So my girlfriend and I got into a heated discussion about how to pronounce the short term "prot" as in "protection paladin".

I'm convinced it is pronounced "prot" as in it rhymes with OAT, she's convinced it's pronounced "prot" as in rhymes with THOUGHT.

Which of us is right? Help a brother out here!
100 Blood Elf Hunter
Prot rhyming with thought is how I pronounce it.

Anything else just sounds silly, and I only ever say Prot around friends, I say Protection anywhere else.
Neither of you are correct - Pr'ot. Hard o.
85 Undead Rogue
Prot is pronounced similar to the combination of "crock pot"
85 Undead Priest
02/22/2012 01:30 AMPosted by Ruminare
she's convinced it's pronounced "prot" as in rhymes with THOUGHT.

I'm going to go with this one. The first one sounds fine when you're saying the entire word, but just saying prot the same way you'd say protection just sounds... odd.
90 Human Paladin
I always pronounce it prot rhyming with thought.
Bloody hell, just how badly do you people mangle Thought to get it to sound like Prot?
100 Human Mage
Prot as in aught.
90 Human Paladin
Cool story, prot!

But yeah, I pronounce it, pr-ah-t.
90 Orc Mage
02/22/2012 01:36 AMPosted by Fairadey
Prot as in aught.
90 Human Warlock
02/22/2012 01:36 AMPosted by Fairadey
Prot as in aught.

This. pah-rot, but as 1 syllable.
28 Orc Warlock
I say "prot" in-game for speed and convenience.

I say "protection" out-of-game because not only does it take minimal effort, but it also avoids situations such as OP's.

Also using shortened words when speaking is pretty silly anyway.
85 Blood Elf Hunter
Potato, potato.

Just call it a tank =)
1 Human Mage
Prot as in rot.
90 Human Warlock
For me, it rhymes with 'oat'.

...I have no idea how it would ever rhyme with 'thought', I'm guessing that's an American accent?

There probably is no right way... depends on where you're from....
I always said "Prawt", and most other people I heard called it Prawt, but then my current GM says it Prote (like oat) and I was like wtf, it's prawt, and then I was like protection, prawt....

...and then I was like wait a minute. Prawtection makes no sense.

So now I have no opinion on the matter and still say prawt.
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