Another Bhut thread

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by smoke freak, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    My Bhut Jolakia just sprouted along with my Red Savina. Less than two weeks. Not bad for these varieties.

    Now.... Points to the first person to tell me the proper pronunciation of "Bhut Jolakia".
     
  2. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    ok I will take a stab at it.....boot jok-e-a

    all I know for sure is around my house all you here is HOLY SH&T, DANG THATS HOT, HOLY CR*P, WHERE"S THE BEER[​IMG]
     
  3. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    OK the proper way to pronounce it is "Ghost pepper" LOL.

    Or HOLY CRAP #@^%$*#%%#@#%^^&!!!
     
  4. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    No winner yet. But nice tries.

    Cmon, anyone....
     
  5. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    I guess Boot Jok-e-a
     
  6. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Er... "Boot Jo-LO-kee-eh" ?
     
  7. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    You might be right. Ya know I never been to India. But that sounds like how they would say it. (Points holding)
     
  8. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pretty close to what I would use, instead of "eh" I go with "ah"

    I had a thread on these awhile ago that got sent to the cyber trash in the dump.....anyway, it's good stuff:
     
  9. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I thought about that initially. Then I got to thinking about the question posed, it was a really good one and a nice "mystery" to crack for us. As I spoke the words outloud in all different ways, my gut feeling was that the dipthong (last two consecutive vowels) made more sense as "falling" ones, meaning that in a speech pattern they would sound almost like an afterthought...kinda like trail off. Thus to me that sounded more like and "eh" than a distinct "ah". Who knows, I'm just intrigued at this point!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have heard that the true pronunciation cannot be spoken by beings with only one tongue. [​IMG]
     
  11. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rivet,

    I was on the phone today with a help desk located in India, so I threw them a curve ball....he told me it is "Boot Joe Low Key Ah" so I actually got some help and didn't need to reboot anything, LOL.
     
  12. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Allright Ableman!! [​IMG]
     
  13. rsands

    rsands Smoke Blower

    I'm guessing proper pronunciation is largely based on location. From the bathroom it'd be "Mabel, make me an ice cream cone and bring it quick!" [​IMG]
     
  14. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Points! thats funny!
     
  15. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Wow! You actually went all the way to India to find out. Points to you!
     
  16. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL, no just 1-800-helpdesk and it's a free trip [​IMG] I've been to a lot of countries and they were all paid for by someone else [​IMG] . The accomodations weren't always the best though [​IMG] but no complaints. This one was easy.

    Actually, I had a question on a credit card today and it turns out the guy was Indian living in Canada. He turned a little bizarre when I asked how to pronounce Jolokia, I spelled it and waited for the answer.

    Just to make sure everything was correct, I asked about Bhut. He said, it means....and I cut him off saying "Ghost". He said yes, how did you know that? The guy wat totally in knots after all was said and done. It was kind of funny.

    Thanks for the points.
     
  17. I was at a spice shop in Denver and they has some (Bhut Jolakia)Ghost peppers. They said that they are 7X hotter than a habanero.
    YYYeeeeaaakkkk
     
  18. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thats getting warm there-how's the flavor of those peppers?
     
  19. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Ill let you know this fall.
     
  20. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Old town Littleton? That's where I get a lot of stuff, including the these guys. They rate at a little over a million scouvilles which makes them the hottest pepper in the world. In contrast, Jalapenos go from 2,500 to 10,00 scouvilles. A little goes a long way.

    http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/

    These guys have a lot of great stuff from ginger to sage to wahtever you're looking for. They do internet orders as well.
     

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