The internet has been divided in recent weeks over something, well, not really important at all, but when has that stopped anyone. The issue is over how to pronounce the band name Blink-182.
Over on this side of the pond, you have likely been saying Blink "one-eight-two" for all these years. However, if you live in America, they are known as Blink "one-eighty-two".
Yes, madness altogether.
Ian Karmel, a writer for James Corden's 'Late Late Show' pointed out this difference recently 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...
— ennuian karmel (@IanKarmel) November 19, 2018
James Corden then weighed in:
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
Blink-182's original vocalist Tom DeLonge also got involved and threw everybody way off:
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
The band's bassist, Mark Hoppus, however, said people were focusing on the wrong issue:
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
— mark hoppus.🏳️🌈 (@markhoppus) November 19, 2018
Don't know about you, but we're sticking with Blink one-eight-two.