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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:06 am    Post subject: How do you pronounce things? Reply with quote

How do you pronounce things? Like, so you say S-S-H, or is there a way to say it? SSH was just an example. Anything you can think of, post it here and how to say it.

Not really sure why I posted this, but one of things that shows someone who's new to Linux is mispronounceing things. This can even cost you a job, easily.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the most common I've heard people saying:

MySQL- "My sequel" instead of "My S-Q-L"
Postgresql - I've heard people butcher this one, eventhough it's just simply "post gresk"
Linux - Some people like to pronounce it like the founder's name. It never really sounded right to me (i always thought it should like like "unix").
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Newbies. Definately a Chat topic.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ch0c0b0 wrote:
Some of the most common I've heard people saying:

MySQL- "My sequel" instead of "My S-Q-L"
Postgresql - I've heard people butcher this one, eventhough it's just simply "post gresk"
Linux - Some people like to pronounce it like the founder's name. It never really sounded right to me (i always thought it should like like "unix").


The MySQL folks say it's "My Ess-Cue-Ell". As for Postgresql, see the official MP3. Additionally, Linux was related to Minix, and inherits the pronunciation thereof -- thus, 'linnicks'.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always pronounce the initial 'G' as 'guh' in GNU, GNOME, etc. I spell 'S-S-H'. Partly because I have to say it in Japanese, TeX is "te-kku". Some of my preferred punctuation pronounciation:
  • ! is bang
  • @ is snail or at
  • # is sharp (although octothorpe is nice in a theoretical sense)
  • ^ is hat
  • * is hoshi (Japanese for "star")
  • ( is kako (Japanese for parenthesis)
  • ) is koka (nonsense word that many Japanese geeks understand nonetheless as the opposite of "kako" - "tojikako" is correct)
  • | is pipe

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once learned when speaking to the TrollTech people on CeBit, that you pronounce "Qt" as "cute". Now it's obvious for me, but I never would have guessed that before. :-)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

delta407 wrote:
ch0c0b0 wrote:
Some of the most common I've heard people saying:

MySQL- "My sequel" instead of "My S-Q-L"
Postgresql - I've heard people butcher this one, eventhough it's just simply "post gresk"
Linux - Some people like to pronounce it like the founder's name. It never really sounded right to me (i always thought it should like like "unix").


The MySQL folks say it's "My Ess-Cue-Ell". As for Postgresql, see the official MP3. Additionally, Linux was related to Minix, and inherits the pronunciation thereof -- thus, 'linnicks'.


Sorry, I'm confused. Are you correcting me or reiterating my points in regards to MySQL and Postgresql? :?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

funny, i never thought someone would try to sound Linux as Unix :) ....i never heard it ....everybody in slovenia (or any other person i met) was pronouncing it like the founder's name :)

oh, one thing: vi ... i heard a lot of names for it:
- V-I
- vee (<- in slovenia)
- (and even!!) six (as a roman 6 = VI) :)

and another one: i've allways (except when i use the slovene name for it) called # hash :)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to use the following:

Linux = linnics
ssh = S-S-H
gnome = nome
gnu = g-n-u
qt = cute
Gentoo = Jen-too (obvious I know)
Microsoft = crap


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gnome = nome
Gnu = (nasal sound) u
Linux = liinucs
MySQL = may-sikuel
PostgreSQL = Postgres-kuel
bash = bash
| = o
!= no
== igual
@ = arroba
gentoo = gentu

we, latinoamericans, are very funny in the pronunciation... but a lot of the people working with computers don't use the "standart" pronounce.. for example, I've heard a lot of people in Costa Rica pronounce "Lainucs" and not "liinucs"... funny stuff...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pronounce Linux as Linus does it. Im from Sweden. :D
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pronounce Linux as Linus does it because that's the Right Way.

Gentoo = Jen-too properly, but when I first had it it took me a while to find that out so I tend to slip back to Ghen-too (hard g) occasionally, which was my immediate assumption (I'm British, that might have something to do with it)
SQL = es-queue-ell (We had a lecturer who pronounced it iss-queue-ell which was bizarre)
MySQL = My es-queue-ell
Postgresql = I usually just call it postgres, even if that's not entirely correct
GNU = guh-noo
GNOME = nome (I know it's technically wrong, but guh-nome sounds really odd)
sh = ess aitch
bash = bash (like in hitting things, I like that :-))
csh = see shell (of course!)
tcsh = tee see shell
Qt = queue-tee

As for punctuation:
! = bang
# = hash (or 'shee', not sure why!)
#! = shee bang (a friend of mine got me on that, don't ask me where he got it from, I have no idea)
$ = dollar (but I still think of it as 'string' after my days of programming in BBC BASIC where A$ denotes a string variable... ah, the joys...)
~ = squidge
@ = at
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gnome = guh-nome
bash = bash
Gentoo = gen-too ;)
gdm = gee-dee-em
xdm = ex-dee-em
ssh = es-es-H
# = pound ( silly american phones ) but now I will call it shee ;)
! = not, exclamation point, and as of a week ago, bang
xmms = ex-em-em-es
mozilla = moe-zill-a
nfs = en-ef-es
sql = es-Q-el, my firend says it sequel, I didn't understand him when he first started talking about it to me ;)
gaim = guh-aim ( like shooting a gun)
emacs = ee-macks
fluxbox = flux-box :mrgreen:
kde = kay-dee-ee aka, not on my computer ;)
vi = vi ( like in viable)
~ = tilde (like the old zdtv character, I don't watch that channel anymore...)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vi -- vee eye
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pronunciation has been a popular topic in the past. I've therefore moved some threads into the Duplicate Threads forum and designating this as the offical pronunciation thread because it's currently active and also the most generic in scope. If you are interested in seeing the previous threads here are a few links.

How do you pronounce '/etc'?
How do u pronounce gentoo?
Portage Pronunciation

The middle one has an interesting picture of a gentoo penguin puking.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/etc ...that's a hard one
...actually it should be pronounced "et cetera" ...becuase that's what it stand's for :) ...8 yrs of latin are gaining back on me :)
...but in slovenia we pronounce it e-t-c - e being like in Emotion, t like in Timber and C like ts (that's slovenian pronounciation of these letters ...in a way ;))

/usr we prounounce like user
/src like source
/bin like bin (in trash-bin)

X like ix

hmm...what else ...oh yeah ...that's a funny one :) ... # is in slovene "lojtra" ...which means "ladder" and @ is "afna" ...which means "monkey" ....but no-one really uses these two we use # -hash or shee and @ - at :)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's

GNU LI-nucks
Cutie
My S-Q-L
Wine X
Gen-Two
G C C
Glib C
{} would be "Tuborg klammer" since I'm danish
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

li-nucks
my s-q-l
gen-too
nome
k-d-e
g-c-c
g-lib-c
ets
cutie
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maw wrote:
#! = shee bang (a friend of mine got me on that, don't ask me where he got it from, I have no idea)

http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/html/entry/shebang.html
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/etc = et - c

# = pound
#! = Shebang
! = bang
* = splat
$ = ding

/src = source
Though related to that, on all my machines I don't use src, I use swc. Been doing that since 1982 when a friend of mine was the resident guru in the computer lab.
And it seemed to always start with "Steeeeve, it Won't Compile!" :twisted:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2002 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MySQL = my s-q-l
GNU = g-n-u
Vi = V-i (or vim :D)
Linux = linuks
GNOME = nome
/usr = user (heard as U-S-R frequently (UNIX System Resource))
/etc = e-t-c (heard et-see a lot too)
/src = source
glibc = gee lib see

# = hash
! = bang
. = dot :wink:
^ = hat (or carat, or "beginning of line" when explaining regexes)
$ = dollar sign (or "end of line" for regexes)
@ = at
| = pipe
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2002 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jondkent wrote:
I tend to use the following:

Linux = linnics
ssh = S-S-H
gnome = nome
gnu = g-n-u
qt = cute
Gentoo = Jen-too (obvious I know)
Microsoft = crap


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roflmao!

your too funny. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2002 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've (most of the time, unless I'm talking to new users) always pronounced SQL as "sequel".
and Linux would be: BSD with a better interface :P
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2002 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rac wrote:
  • ^ is hat


I've always called ^ a carrot. I'm not sure why. Anybody know where that one comes from?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2002 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a caret, not a carrot :)

http://tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/html/entry/hat.html

websters says:
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Main Entry: car·et
Pronunciation: 'kar-&t
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, there is lacking, from carEre to lack, be without
Date: 1681
: a wedge-shaped mark made on written or printed matter to indicate the place where something is to be inserted
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