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Important - how do you pronounce 'Live mode'



  • SheepilingSheepiling Posts: 507 Member
    Live - as in 'alive'
    Since like Sims 2 days me & everyone I knew among friends & family said live as in alive. Even once I started watching Sims 3 videos on youtube I always heard people saying it like this. Lately I've seen a couple Sims 4 youtubers calling it the other way, but that's new to me. IMO it's always been like "you can pause, you can fast forward, and now we're live" for live mode.
  • Lulu29Lulu29 Posts: 166 Member
    Live - as in 'alive'
    I pronounce it as "alive", an interesting question as I've never really given it much thought. :D
  • SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 6,904 Member
    edited January 11
    Live - as in 'alive'
    press button = game starts moving = is live

    I do not live in the game
    well yet anyway maybe in year 4000 when they hook me up to some machine and transfer my long dead brain over to the virtual world
  • lisamwittlisamwitt Posts: 4,849 Member
    edited January 12
    Live - as in 'alive'
    I started playing with Sims 1 and live (hive) just seemed right to me. Maybe, because growing up, live was more of a thing. Live radio, live tv, live shows. Going to live mode after having the game paused for any reason made sense. I've heard people use it in Sims and other games for years. The first time I ever heard anyone say live (give) was last year. I don't watch a lot of YouTube.

    Googling the question and reading the answers here makes me think that it's maybe a 60/40 split in favor of the long i among players. I wonder what Will Wright called it?

    At any rate, I've been saying live (hive) for 23 years, too long to change it now. It sounds too weird to me.

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  • EricasFreePlayEricasFreePlay Posts: 827 Member
    Live - as in 'alive'
    I have always said "live" to rhyme with "alive" in the 20 plus years I have been playing The Sims games.
  • AyradyssAyradyss Posts: 904 Member
    Live - as in 'alive'
    I go by proper English grammar/usage. In this context, live rhyming with alive & hive. They are two different words, thus the two different pronunciations.

    This right here. For anyone who's actually well-grounded in English grammar (I know -- thing of the past, I guess), "live," that sounds like "alive," is an adjective. "Live," that sounds like "give," is a verb. Adjectives are descriptive modifiers for nouns, verbs describe some manner of action. So the natural (according to English grammar) word to modify/describe the "mode" would be "live," the adjective, which sounds like "alive."
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  • LiELFLiELF Posts: 6,054 Member
    Live - as in 'alive'
    Oh, I know what Ninja says, but live (give) sounds oh so wrong, so I'm sayin' live (jive dive into the hive - high five!) and he can't make me. I'll defend this hill with @EA_Cade. B)
  • FurAndYarnFurAndYarn Posts: 411 Member
    both - this is the wrong answer
    I always said (a)live mode until I started interacting more with and watching videos of other simmers and learned that so many say live (laugh love). Now I find myself saying them both.
  • jpsulsuldagdagjpsulsuldagdag Posts: 406 Member
    Live - as in 'alive'
    I thought everyone pronounces it like live in New York it's Saturday night.
  • LeGardePourpreLeGardePourpre Posts: 14,031 Member
    edited January 18
    Live - as in 'alive'
    Live mode , livestream, live service

    I don't like Leave Mode :p
  • manicobsessivemanicobsessive Posts: 629 Member
    Live - as in 'live, laugh, love'
    I've never really thought about it, but I guess I would call it Live Mode as in Live your life. There doesn't seem to be a definite right or wrong answer though.
  • LatinaBunnyLatinaBunny Posts: 4,666 Member
    edited January 21
    Live - as in 'alive'
    I pronounce it like “live” in “alive”. Like the Sims are like a live studio audience that is going “on live”/“see it on live”, like being present on a tv studio set while the show is recording.

    I think of it like with being a director with the camera mode in that I’m “recording” my sims in a live studio. (Or like a live reality show, lol.)

    (I pronounce it that same way in “livestream” as well.)
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  • LuxuryLuxury Posts: 127 Member
    Live - as in 'live, laugh, love'
    Live mode bc the other modes (build, and Create) are verbs too.
  • mightyspritemightysprite Posts: 3,848 Member
    Live - as in 'live, laugh, love'
    ^ Thank you @Luxury . Well put.
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