The first chuckle was the pronunciation of MMORPGs, which they said MORE-PEGS. In my head, when I see that word, I've always pronounced it EM-EM-OH-AR-PEE-GEEZ. I'm sure I just don't travel in the right circles and in fact millions of people call them MORE-PEGS, but for me it managed to make them sound even more dorky than they already are. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
The second chuckle came when Robert Siegel identified the complainer as "Philip C. Bernstein aka Gorvanak the Armsman, Yorga the Vampire, Vestbla the Healer, Billeg the Warrior, and Lady Coldstrike". Whew. Perhaps it's just hearing Siegel give these names with his best straight delivery. What a great sign-off, Phillip...I mean Billeg.
Anyway, you can listen for yourself.
Yes, I've heard people say "more-peg" before. It gave me the shudders. One reason to prefer MMO or MMG over MMORPG, IMO.
Everyone I know says MMO, have never heard more-peg. Better is "it's an online game, you know, a game for losers."
(says the man with a WoW /played of >1 month)