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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2002 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a professor call "!" shriek (sp?)
Another prof called /etc Et-see
/usr = Oo-seer (instead of just user)
/lib = Libe ... long eye, silent ee, like it's prononcened in library
' = tick
# = sharp? is that a musical thing?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2002 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ caret: I always think of it as carre ( possibly because a French speaking friend's broken English referred to things with corners as 'carre' rather than 'square')

GNU gNoo (the g is almost silent)
mysql my S Q L
src source } but the vowels so short as to be inaudible
usr user } ie s'rc , us'r

linux lie nuxs in mind, lynn'x if I think before putting mouth in gear

postgresql post gres Q L
# hash
$ dollar
* asterisk
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2002 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gnome=Gee-nome
GNU=Gee-enn-you
linux=lih-nucks
etc/=et-cetera
usr/=you-sir
KDE=kay-dee-eee (I've heard it pronounced "kayd" before tbough)
lib/=lihb
glibC=glihb(as in a glib attitude)-see

Can't think of others right now though....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2002 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux is pronounced Liiinux according to Linus. There used to be a sound file on RedHat systems where he says it, is it still there?

My in MySQL is actually pronounced as in myth with with a longer y. I read somewhere that it's named after the programmers daughter called My. He's from Sweden and so am I, or maybe he's swedish speaking finn as Linus? Oh well.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2002 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somethings I don't even bother pronouncing, or trying to, I just read it and kind of note it in my head. I guess I'm lazy. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2002 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/etc = e-t-c - but After reading this i think i'm going to start saying et-see
Linux = Lynn - icks, unless i'm at school where everyone says LIE-nix. becasue they all look at me strangely. even all of my teachers pronounced it that way. As soon as I got interested in linux I found the aforementioned wav file by Linux himself and have pronounced in that way ever since.

$ = string (from QBasic ;)
# - Hash
! - Bang
/usr = user
Gnome = nome (Saying Guh-nome to anyone but a fellow linux geek makes you look like a complete moron.)

~ = Till-dee
@ = at
* = star
SQL = S-Q-L, Sequel annoys me.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fsck = "f" suck
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

! = NOT
& = AND
&& = AND AND
| = OR
|| = Eller (danish for OR)
# = Pound (dunno why I call it that...)
#! = Pound bang
GOTO = Bringer of hell and furry
/etc = slash E T C
Windows = Wintendo
XP = eXtra Pricey
NT = Neanthertal Technology, No Technology
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glibc = glibk - sounds like.... um.... well no english word.
gentoo = jentu
portage = portij
gnome = nome
kde = k-deh or kay-dee-eee depending on the weather
quake 3 = three (for some weird reason, i think the same as people say '1942' for battlefield 1942)
~ = squiggle
! = exclamation
# = HASH
/etc = et-see
xp = extra-pov
ut (as in unreal tournament) = ut (like gut without the g)
linux = liniks
' = ap-a-strofe
backspace = d'leet
computer = de'compurre (like strong bad)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't much care for correct pronunciation ;)

I know it's wrong, but I still say lie-nix, because it sounds better to me.

I also tend to say per-ad-ig-em (instead of para-dime) because it annoys my friends.

One argument we had at Uni over a couple of weeks was how to pronounce 'cache'.

cash or kaysh?

We decided to pronounce it 'cake', which is what the majority of the Computer Science Department at my school now use :P
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

delta407 wrote:
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'.

MySQL is from Sweden right, and then you automaticly get a strage pronuncation :)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:51 pm    Post subject: Internut Exploder Reply with quote

Linux = Lih-nucks or lih-nicks, like Linus pronounces it.
/etc = et cetera
/usr = user (I know what it stands for but user sounds right to me)
/src = source
/lib = "lib" not libe.
/bin = "bin"
/sbin = "ess bin"
! = bang or not
# = pound or hash
$ = dollar
^ = caret
~ = tilde
& = and
SQL = "ess que ell"
MySQL = "my ess que ell"
PostgreSQL = "post gres que ell"
GNU = "guh new"
Gnome = "nome" sorry, can't get used to "guh nome"...
KDE = "Kay Dee Ee"
ROX = "rocks"
SSH = "ess ess aych"
Cache = "cash" (not cash-aye like I've heard some)
Queue = "Que" (heard someone pronounce it "kwee" which scared me)
Portage = Port-aj (not the proper Por-tauj)
Microsoft = eeewwww ;-)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux = Linn iccks
QT = Cue Tee
Gnome = Nome
GNU = G-N-U
/etc = in my head it's just /etc but out loud I called it my etcetera directory.
/src = source
/usr = usr
cache = cache
Gentoo = Jen-two
How about the program Grip? I just call it Grip like you would grip something, but I wonder if it's not G-Rip.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 5:16 pm    Post subject: pronunciations Reply with quote

vi = vee eye
gnome = guh nome
kde = k
linux = lynn ucks
beos = b
#! = shebang
= = "is"
== = "is equal to"
| = pipe or "when" (from my 68K TI calculator)
c++ = see plus
tcl = tickle
mysql = my ess que ell
gnu = guh noo
/etc = slash et set or slash ee tee see
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeah, those were two I missed:

vi = "vee eye"
qt = "que tee" (sorry, somehow "cute" doesn't seem right)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mime = my-mm
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). "Lie-nicks" or "Lie-nux" REALLY annoy me. So I find the culprits and make them listen to the sound clip ;).
/etc = e t c
/lib = lib NOT "libe"
/usr = uzr (I'm a freak ;))
GNU = guh-new
GNOME = nome
Mozilla = mo-zilla (mo != moe)
vi = vee
vim = vim (like tim)
fsck = fsck (drunken slur style)
debian = dee-bian (I think this is wrong?)
# = hash
! = not
sodipodi = soe-di poe-di
Aumix = owmix
gedit = G edit (wrong, very wrong. And gedit sounds better too.)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does the other scandinavians here pronounce BASH? Personally, I try not to pronounce it. :P
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

linux: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/SillySounds/
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TeX = Teccch (rhymes with yecch, or the first part of tech-nical)
LaTeX = Lay Teccch (although my friends and I often wonder if Do-Re-Me-Fa-So-La Teccch would be more correct?)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 12:53 am    Post subject: Re: Internut Exploder Reply with quote

supernovus wrote:
GNU = "guh new"


just do not pronounce it "gyunyu" (ggeeyuneeyu), Rac will tell you it means "milk" in japanese ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.. I'm pronouncing it all in a Dutch way.
So
Lie-nux
eS - eS - Ha
My- eS - kuu - eL
Tech
La - Tech
Gnoeh
kesh
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad we're all communicating via writing, otherwise I wouldn't have a clue what anyone here was talking about.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pronounce router, rooter. People laugh at me but they can't prove to me that it's technically incorrect.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do the router/rooter thing too, but I'm from the UK if that makes an difference(?). :P

Anyway, the list.

GNU = G-N-U
mime = mymm
linux = Lin-ucks
/etc = excetera (Yes, I know I'm wrong, sue me.)
/lib = Lib.
/usr = User (Yes, Unix System Resources and all that... sue me again)
/src = source
/bin = bin
/sbin = ess bin
/mnt = mount
/proc = prok
/tmp = temp
/var = var
GNOME = Nome
KDE = K-D-E
Mozilla = Moz-ill-a
vi = vi
vim = vim
fsck = fffsk
debian = deb-ian
# = hash
! = exclamation mark, bang, not... it depends on context.
sodipodi = so-dee po-dee
tcl = t-c-l
tk = t-k
mysql = My S-Q-L
cache = ka-shh
Gentoo = Jenn-two
Gaim = gaymmm (Sounds kinda wrong...)
irssi = err-see (totally wrong, but meh)
emerge = e-merge
portage = port-tage (tage like mage)
Sylpheed-Claws = slifheed-klaws
gkrellm = g-krellem

Yeah, I must sound weird...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that anyone cares, but here is my opinion:

Abbreviations:
w/ vowels: usually, i just sound them out, and wharever sounds right goes
w/o vowels: With garbled ones, like "csh" for example, I just say what it stands for. With anything else, like "SSH", just say the letters. If all esle fails and it still doesn't sound geeky enough, just say what it stands for. You sound smart to people who don't know what they are talking about! (like me :wink:) With directories like "/etc", say what they mean "et cetera." A lot of people will disagree with me on that, but I like it.

Characters:
Here's the only thing Windows is good for: Find some public computer sitting around and run Character Map. Select the character in question, and it will show a description in the status bar. There is your answer.
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