SFINN, SVIN, SPHINN Whatever!
The “H” in Sphinn is Too Hard to Pronounce and I’m DROPPING It. It does funny things to my tongue and teeth. First there’s the sssss sound and then for some reason I touch my top teeth to lower lip after tongue is behind teeth.
I’ve polled our staff and they agree that needless mouth energy is expended for this phonetic brand play and our official shop pronunciation has been changed to SPINN. Please note that the double “N” is no bother at all.
Maybe Andy, Rand, and Barry don’t actually pronounce the “H” when talking among themselves and snicker at the rest of us droolers . Maybe I have some kind of defect (be nice everybody). Further the question begs to be asked if the Sphinn moniker is accessible to those people working through lisps. Think that one through. I wonder how all our British friends like Lyndon pronounce this?