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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do all my chatting like supernovus, except with ssh.

ssh = secure shell.

'Just secure shell into the server.. I'll secure shell in...' etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/etc - slash et'ss
/usr - slash yuuzr
# - hash?!
^ - caret
GNU - g'nu
MySQL - My ess qyu ell
$ - dollar
* - star

GNOME - g'noem

/lib - slash lib

~ - tild
@ - at

fsck - f:s'k

! - bang
& - and
&& - and
| - pipe
|| - or
#! - hash-bang

gentoo - jen'tuu
portage - port'aij

' - quote

SSH - ess ess heysh
cache - kash
Queue - Qyuu

vi - vii ai

== - equals to
=== - equivalent to

MIME - maim

tex - Sometimes, teks, sometimes, tekk
latex - Sometimes, ley'teks, sometimes, la'tex, sometimes, ley'tekk

csh - seashell

cshrc - seashores ... NOT
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GNOME = guh-nome
Gnumeric = guh-new-meric
GNU = guh-new
Ximian = Zim-ian
Gentoo = ghen-two (yes I know it's wrong!)
SSH = ess-ess-atch
etc = etcet
# = hash
~ = tilde
/ = slash
\ = backslash
gaim = game
vi = vee-eye
emacs = ee-macs
SQL = ess-queue-el
MySQL = my ess-queue-el
PostgreSQL = Post-gresk-queue-el
Linux = linn-ucks
SuSE = sue-see
KDE = kay-dee-e
QT = cutie
Konqueror = Conqueror
KOrganizer = core-gan-izer
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gnome = g-nome
GNU = gnu
Gentoo = Genn - too
SSH = ess ess hå
etc = e-t-c
# = hash
~ = tilde
vi/vim = vi/vimm
emacs = e-max
sql = ess ku ell
my sql = mai ess ku ell
PostgreSQL = Postgres or postgre ess ku ell
Linux = lii - nuks
kde = kå d e
qt = ku-t

etc..
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And of course:

xfce => Cross-Face

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I started linux, I didn t knew any ppl using it.so for at least one year,I never heard those words , only read most of them.trought in some books, it read how to say some of those words ( tex for eg ).

I used to say :

g nome for gnome.
djentoo for gentoo ( the french touch ;) ).
(la)tek for (la)tex.
line ux for linux.
v aille fo vi.
that pretty all.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does linus pronounce 'Linux' then?

Lih-nux

or

linnicks?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

afaik Linus himself pronounces it as linnicks
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

supreme_geek_overlord wrote:
Not that anyone cares, but here is my opinion:
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.

'charmap' will also show these, I believe. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a brother who at least used to pronounce "GNOME" as "genome", which I find rather cool nowadays. It sounds a lot nicer than than "guh-nome", IMO.

I also remember somebody who pronounced "MySQL" as "mysgli" (mysli (without the g) is a mixture of cereal flakes and bits of dried fruit, served with yoghurt and milk). For some reason I do not find that as cool...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the official pronounciation .au files on how Linus sais it.:
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/SillySounds/

I usually go:
Lee-nooks
GNOME - njome or Gnohm (German)
Qt - cutie
Gtk - Djee-tee-kay or Geh-the-kah (German)
KDE - Kah-deh-eh (German)
prokk or protts, etzetera, user, srrts
and TEX is tech with the ch like German "ich" or "nicht"

Words I try not to say at all: tcsh, xfce, fvwm, e2fsck, ttmkfdir :)

Windows sometimes becomes Windoof (doof= stupid in German)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pronounce everything from the finnish way of talking so this is just exampled.

Linux : liinus
gnome : noum
qt : kuu tee
gtk : gee tee koo
kde : koo dee ee

You get the idea...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone know what the following are *actually* called (i will, of course also be delighted to hear any silly names you have for them):
Code:

&
§
{}
[]
°


EDIT: the zero was a typo, dunno how that got in there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

& = ampersand
§ = queer squiggly S thingy
0 = zero?
{} = queer brackets
[] = normal cool brackets
° = degree?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Linux : ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/Linux/PEOPLE/Linus/SillySounds/english.au
& : and sign
§ : squiggly thing
0 : zero
{} : curly braces
[] : brackets
° : degree
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamagurka wrote:
does anyone know what the following are *actually* called (i will, of course also be delighted to hear any silly names you have for them):
Code:

&
§
0
{}
[]
°


AFAIK:
& == ampersand
§ == section mark
0 == zero(?seems kind of easy, is that what that's supposed to be?)
{} == braces
[] == brackets
° == degree

Context: American, C Programmer

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ari Rahikkala wrote:
I also remember somebody who pronounced "MySQL" as "mysgli" (mysli (without the g) is a mixture of cereal flakes and bits of dried fruit, served with yoghurt and milk). For some reason I do not find that as cool...


AFAIK, it's common to pronounce "MySQL" as "mysli", I know a lot of people who say it like that :)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some months ago I've read in a faq about MySQL that the official
pronouncement of MySQL "My S-Q-L" is and not "My sequel".
This was clearly noted in the faq, but I can't find it anymore :evil:

[edit]
I've just googled for it and found this at their site:
Quote:
The official way to pronounce ``MySQL'' is ``My Ess Que Ell'' (not ``my sequel''), but we don't mind if you pronounce it as ``my sequel'' or in some other localized way.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason when people say "sequel" instead of Ess-Que-Ell it really bugs the hell out of me. I mean, geez, it isn't a sequel to some summer blockbuster, it's an acronym for Structured Query Language...I don't know what it is, but it sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me and I can't even listen to someone who's using "sequel" instead of Ess-Que-Ell. I usually have to either correct them or leave the room.

I guess we all have our buttons... :P

Also:

.cshrc = see-shark. Haven't seen this one in the list.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the SQL language was originally developed from IBM's Sequel language. The "Structured query language" acronym was, as often in computing lingo, something that was invented later.

As for MySQL - you all have the pronounciation wrong. Really.
The "My" in MySQL has nothing to do with the english word "my". The database was named after a Moomin comic book character called "Lilla My".

Here's what she looks like: http://w1.863.telia.com/~u86302840/bilder/my.gif

And, for the record - she's evil. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great topic and answers. I emberrassed myself about a year ago in a job interview. The tech guy didn't know what v was. *on a side note it's sad that most tech guys don't know what v-eye is either*
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a movie where Linus is telling how to pronounce "Linux". It is called "Revolution OS" or "The Code".
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see:

Gentoo = jen-too
Gnome = nohm
KDE = kay-dee-e
/etc = e-tee-see
SQL = ess-que-el
# = pound
^ = caret (pronounced like carrot)
@ = at
* = star or splat
$ = dollar or string (a throwback from my old BASIC days)
[ and ] = brackets
{ and } = braces
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

& : and
§ : section !!!! its the section symbol!!!!!!
0 : zero
{} : hippy braces ( to myself) else braces
[] : square brackets ( to myself ) else brackets
° : degree
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

& = and or ampersand
| = pipe or "or" from my C/C++ knowledge
{} = squiggle brackets
[] = brackets
Gentoo = Jen-too
SQL = Either S-Q-L or sequal
# = number or pound
@ = at
* = asterisk or star
$ = dollar
GTK = Jee Tee Kay
QT = Queue Tee
KDE = Kay Dee Ee
ZSH = Zee Ess Ache(not ake)
Windows = Windows
GNOME = Guh-nome
GNU = guh-noo
VIM = Vim
Vi = Vee-eye
Linux = Linniks
etc = ee cee tee
usr = user
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