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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always pronounced it "Ooh Bunn Too". Which sounds a bit silly, really.

Linux -> Lynn-ucks, though I used to call it Lie-nucks and, briefly, Lee-nucks.
MySQL -> My S-Q-L
Postgresql -> Post-grez
GNU -> Noo :oops:
Daemon -> Day-monn
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i always pronounced SCSI - scizzy, not scuzzy

i hate when people say "gooey" for gui, i just say "g-u-i"

i call a ~ tilde, i notice people on here have lots of names for it
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i hate when people say "gooey" for gui, i just say "g-u-i"


Hrmmm Ive always heard it called a gooey
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gnuageux wrote:
Hrmmm Ive always heard it called a gooey


Don't know, but gooey sounds too awkward to me, I prefer G.U.I.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daniel robbins pronounces portage as "pour-taaj"..
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

linux = line-ics
GNU = G N U
MySQL = My S-Q-L
GlibC = G lib see
Portage = pour-tajj
Xp = xtra painful


! = NOT or exlaimation mark, when not talking to other geeks.
# = Hash (were do you americans get pound from? :S thats £).
$ dollar, string or variable duffer
~ = squigle thingie
"" = quotes
'' = single quotes
& ampersand or and.
>< greater then, less than
() brakects
[] square brackets
{} squigly brakcets
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hook wrote:
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 :)

For me it's obvious to pronounce it like Linus, but of course with an X. I also assume that most swedish people pronounce it the same way since it's a swedish name after all...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

micko wrote:
For me it's obvious to pronounce it like Linus, but of course with an X. I also assume that most swedish people pronounce it the same way since it's a swedish name after all...

Yes, I've never heard a swede pronounce it any other way.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has computing in general changed the way you say things?

Here's an example.
Route. Australians generally pronounce this as 'root' (which is also a colloquialism for sex ... "Did you get a root last night?")

Now 'rooter' (router) and 'rooter rack' sound stupid. In computing you pronounce it 'rau-t' but whenever I see or use this word outside of the computer world I still pronounce it 'rau-t' which makes people look at me funny :?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:45 pm    Post subject: ASCII Pronunciation Reply with quote

I've always thought ASCII should be A-S-C-I-I. I've never actually heard anyone use the term though, so I can't be sure. I have a teacher that keeps pronouncing it "asky." Is this correct?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always used "asky", and always heard it called "asky". I have never heard anyone spell out the letters.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got one to add that many people don't seem to get right...

Knoppix - the 'k' IS pronounced
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
I have always used "asky", and always heard it called "asky". I have never heard anyone spell out the letters.


I've heard either [ass-kai] or [ass-kee]
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll stick with A-S-C-I-I, G-U-I, and tilde for my pronunciations. You really can't go wrong with saying the letters. It IS an acronym afterall therefore making the letters more technically correct.

And for Knoppix, does it really matter? Who uses knopix? I know one person and when I found out I convinced him to go to Mandrake.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo = Pygoscelis papua :? http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=huarndx2vms1?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Gentoo+Penguin&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc03b


seriously:

Gentoo \Gen*too"\ (j[e^]n*t[=oo]"), n.; pl. Gentoos (j[e^]n*t[=oo]z").

Gen comparable with :
Gender \Gen"der\ (j[e^]n"d[~e]r)
Too should take a while to say, since it's infinite ....
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are my pronunciations:

Linux --> Lueniks
ASCII --> A - S - C double I
Glibc --> G-lib-es
! --> shift one
<> --> open close
() --> parenthesis
[] --> brackets
{} --> good-looking-brackets
: --> double dot
; --> dot comma
| --> line
# --> criss-cross
BIOS --> Bai - os

SCSI --> Skazi
Postgresql --> Post-ajdsfohfsdd
/etc --> et cetera
/opt --> optional
/proc --> processor :oops:
/lib --> library
/ --> slash

gnome --> g-nome
qt --> Q-t
ssh --> shell
daemon --> dai - mon

Microsoft --> what?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use # as hash when talking to programmers and # as pound when talking to "normal" people.

I've never heard # as sharp untill i heard of C#.

When i first started talking about that language i thought it was "See-hash" or "see-pound" but "see-sharp"???

Must be from Microsoft.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shredluc wrote:

I've never heard # as sharp untill i heard of C#.


It's from musical notation, and selected (obviously) for marketing value (sharp = precise, intelligent) and the similarity of the octothorpe to the ++ symbol (a la C++).

I frequently borrow from the same musical notation and refer to it simply as "D flat". Which (in most scales) is the same note as C sharp.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowMetis wrote:
I'll stick with A-S-C-I-I, G-U-I, and tilde for my pronunciations. You really can't go wrong with saying the letters. It IS an acronym afterall therefore making the letters more technically correct.


In fact, exactly wrong - the complete reverse is true. Acronyms are supposed to be pronounced as words. Initialisms, on the other hand, are pronounced as discrete letters. And ASCII and GUI, by origin and convention, are acronyms - not initialisms.

You are free to choose your own way of pronuouncing them, but doing so will mark you as a newbie for most people (people who pronounce acronyms as initialisms are usually those who have only read about a topic, rather than used it professionally or in a situation where they would discuss it with someone knowledgeable).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aja:

Well that would certainly explain it, since i don't know the first thing about music and that thought never occured to me.

If Microsoft chose that symbol for precisely that reason, kudos to them - although i would call c# many other names, most of them not as nice and pleasant. :evil:
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

linux = "LANOOOOXXX"
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vi = 6
X = 10

Nah, only kidding. (Although I have actually heard people using the first one.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do you say 'chmod'?
i sometimes catch myself when speaking to linux people in real life(which is very rare) that i don't really know how to say the commands that seem natural to me when i'm writing them. 'chmod' is one of them, i'd say 'tche-mod', with chgrp or chown i'd simply speak them out, like 'change-group' or 'change-owner'.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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linux = lhee-nooks. I know I'm english but there's a bit of Swedish in me and I think it's a crime for people to say anything but the english or swedish version that Linus uses (they're still at linux.org).


Actually it's not a Swedish version. It's a Finnish version.

"Hello! My name is Linus Torvalds and I pronounce Linux as Linux."

It's that simple really. Every letter in the word is pronounced precisely as they read. No need for funny spelling attemptions.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jounihat wrote:

Actually it's not a Swedish version. It's a Finnish version.

Point of order: Linus is from a substantial minority of Finland's citizens that speak Swedish as their first language.
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