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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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gnu = "new"
Is actually wrong, though most ppl say it that way. Its actually Gah-New. Heard it from stalhmans mouth on revolution os
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gnuageux wrote:
This has probably been covered but how do you pronounce ubuntu? Is it uhh-bun-two? or oooh-bun-two? or?

Yoo-boon-too is, I believe, the correct one.

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How do you pronounce "gkrellm"?

Jee-kay-rell-em :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As for the "route" thing, AFAIK most people in England say them:

Route (as it a journey in a car): = root
Router (as in a network) = rooter
Router (as in a power tool for cutting grooves/recesses in wood) = rouwter (rhymes with shouter).

I never understood why Americans call this - # - the pound sign. An English, Pound Sterling sign looks like this: £

Also: ROFLMAO is pronounced Roffle Mayo :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

# = pound? I've always called it a 'hash'
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heuristic wrote:
# = pound? I've always called it a 'hash'


Me too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

behindthesky wrote:
I never understood why Americans call this - # - the pound sign. An English, Pound Sterling sign looks like this: £


I apologize if my sarcasm detector is set too low, but in case you really don't know, it has nothing to do with the pound sterling, but with weight. For example, three pounds could be written 3#. I don't see it so much any more, used to be pretty common when I was a kid.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveArb wrote:
behindthesky wrote:
I never understood why Americans call this - # - the pound sign. An English, Pound Sterling sign looks like this: £


I apologize if my sarcasm detector is set too low, but in case you really don't know, it has nothing to do with the pound sterling, but with weight. For example, three pounds could be written 3#. I don't see it so much any more, used to be pretty common when I was a kid.


Ah, I genuinely didn't know that. Here we say 3 pounds (weight) as 3Lbs, but I don't really know why that is either :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RBH wrote:
gnuageux wrote:
This has probably been covered but how do you pronounce ubuntu? Is it uhh-bun-two? or oooh-bun-two? or?

Yoo-boon-too is, I believe, the correct one.
I heard that there was an ubuntu faq and it said it's pronounced "ooh-boon-too" or something like that. It was mentioned in the forums somewhere.

behindthesky wrote:
Ah, I genuinely didn't know that. Here we say 3 pounds (weight) as 3Lbs, but I don't really know why that is either
Lb is from the latin word for weight or something. This latin word is similar/identical to Libra the star sign, the symbol for Libra being a set of scales. I can't be bothered to look up the exact info but that's the basic jist of it :P
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pitcrawler wrote:
This latin word is similar/identical to Libra the star sign, the symbol for Libra being a set of scales. I can't be bothered to look up the exact info but that's the basic jist of it :P


wikipedia wrote:

The Latin word libra describes a Roman unit of weight similar to a pound, and the abbreviation "lb" for the unit of weight and the signs £ and ₤ (crossed-out L's) for the currency derived from this. The word "pound" itself comes from the Latin pendere, to weigh, while libra meant "scales, balances".
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

~ - Tilda
Linux - Lin-ucks or Lee-Nooks
Gentoo - Jen-2
# - Simply "number sign"
My SQL- My Sequel
Gkrellm - G-kay-realm
Ubuntu - Oooh-Boon-2
Gnome- Nome
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jounihat wrote:
MrFabulous wrote:
I see a lot of you say linux lin-ucks, I like to say lin-ex. Am I so wierd? which way is "right"?


It's all too easy for us Finns to say, but just pronounce it as it's written. Linux as Linux. In other words:

Li as in word "lick",
nu as in word "nuclear",
and an x.

Edit: The "nu" part is actually pronounced without j (as not the case in the word "nuclear"), but it may be easier for English speaking people to add it there.

Bah. My ways right. Want a biffo over it?

Didnt think so :D
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a finn I pronounce everything as written(although I use english way in many parts where finnish way would sound ridiculous). Unfortunately I can't tell you it through text. Buy me tickets to next Linux expo or Gentoo user thingie and I'll tell you :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pitcrawler wrote:
RBH wrote:
gnuageux wrote:

I heard that there was an ubuntu faq and it said it's pronounced "ooh-boon-too" or something like that. It was mentioned in the forums somewhere.




So is that like "ooh" as in "ooh crap"?

Makes more sense for it to be "you" "boon" "2", at least to me :roll:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It makes more sense for you cuz you've never seen the world :P
Ever heard African people speak? They 'd say oo-boont-oo with all the oo's short and the stress on the boo. And no aspiration or any English distortion in them (No offence here, I love British English).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A guy I went to school with liked to call it "yentoo"

It felt weird hearing that.

And to dispell the myth that using gentoo always makes a person understand linux more:
When we had a web security class, we had to install the various server apps from source and we were using mandrake. So this meant we needed to do it by hand. Sadly, even with explicit directions this guy couldn't get through the "./configure" commands.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK.. so we are specialist for pronouncing stuff...
I am from Croatia, and we basicly read stuff as it is writen.
So this is what you get:

usr = i call it "juzer" or English "user" :) as in "U-S-ER" ( don't know why, just like it )
Gentoo... well most ppl will say "gento" ( only we read "G" as "G", which doesent sound as in French or English ( "gee" ))
Then there is "gentu" ( with long "u" )
Now i personaly call it "zhenthu" ( "Zh" would stand for -> Ž <- which you probably cant even see with your encoding )
It sounds like Frech word...

Also i read somewhere i the begining of the thread that ( is called "koliko" in Japanies, it means "how much" in croatian :)

And Linux is same as Linus calls it, only it sounds better :) hehe..
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aja wrote:
pitcrawler wrote:
This latin word is similar/identical to Libra the star sign, the symbol for Libra being a set of scales. I can't be bothered to look up the exact info but that's the basic jist of it :P


wikipedia wrote:

The Latin word libra describes a Roman unit of weight similar to a pound, and the abbreviation "lb" for the unit of weight and the signs £ and ₤ (crossed-out L's) for the currency derived from this. The word "pound" itself comes from the Latin pendere, to weigh, while libra meant "scales, balances".


Actually, the Latin word libra (scales/balances) comes from the phrase liber libri (which means book). This is because things were actually weighed in terms of balancing them against the Bible. The Bible was a good standard weight measuring for people since at the time there was only one version of it being published and when people said "I weigh X books" they would know the person meant in terms of "The Book."
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rdk wrote:
OK.. so we are specialist for pronouncing stuff...
I am from Croatia, and we basicly read stuff as it is writen.
So this is what you get:

usr = i call it "juzer" or English "user" :) as in "U-S-ER" ( don't know why, just like it )
Gentoo... well most ppl will say "gento" ( only we read "G" as "G", which doesent sound as in French or English ( "gee" ))
Then there is "gentu" ( with long "u" )
Now i personaly call it "zhenthu" ( "Zh" would stand for -> Ž <- which you probably cant even see with your encoding )
It sounds like Frech word...

Also i read somewhere i the begining of the thread that ( is called "koliko" in Japanies, it means "how much" in croatian :)

And Linux is same as Linus calls it, only it sounds better :) hehe..

I think it should be 'DŽ' if you'd want to get the correct pronounciation... (My mom is from serbia, though from the Hungarian minority, so I'm probably more used to those characters than some others :D)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

# = Pound
Linux = Linn-Ass
SATA = Zapta
IDE = "i da"
SQL = Squirrel
Apache = Eh Patchy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LordMyth wrote:
I think it should be 'DŽ' if you'd want to get the correct pronounciation... (My mom is from serbia, though from the Hungarian minority, so I'm probably more used to those characters than some others :D)


Yes it should be Dž or rather Đ but i find it sounding much better with Ž :)
It gives that frenchy taste, and i like French :)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ubuntu = you-bun-too Saying it like "ooh-boon-too" makes you look like a monkey when you're saying it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GNU = gnoo
mime = mym
linux = lin-ucks
/etc = ets
/lib = lib
/usr = user
/src = source
/sbin = ess bin
/mnt = emm-enn-tea
/proc = prok
/tmp = temp
/var = var
GNOME = gnome
KDE = K-D-E
Mozilla = Mozilla
vi = vi (like in video)
vim = vim
fsck = eff-ess-sea-kay
debian = deby-an
# = bars (like in jail bars)
! = exclamation mark
mysql = myschool
cache = cash (sometimes kak-he)
gentoo = jen-too or ken-too
Gaim = game
emerge = a(like the article)-merge
portage = por-titch
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i really wonder about sed & awk.. how do you pronounce it?
in germany i only heard "a-w-k" and "s-e-d", but i can't imagine that it is "a double-u kay" in english.
imho "awk" and "sed" sounds great, and gawk & nawk spoken as one word sounds really awesome! 8)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:31 am    Post subject: Names 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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