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How do YOU pronounce it?
et-see
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e-t-c
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etcetera
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 2:26 am    Post subject: How do you pronounce '/etc' ? Reply with quote

I was wondering how you people pronounce it. Some people I have heard say 'et-see,' some say 'etcetera,' ands some even say 'e-t-c'

From what I have heard, the 'real' way is 'et-see.' Fell free to chime in.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to say "e-t-c" until I took a class in Solaris (yes, same class from the "how do you get home?" thread) and the instructor told us the True Way is "et-see" :) I picked up a lot in that class :D
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm... i always say "ets".
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 10:10 pm    Post subject: somebody pass me a braincell Reply with quote

I'm l33t. I say /3t) or something stupid. *honest*
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2002 7:37 am    Post subject: . Reply with quote

I say "ekked".
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2002 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one of those thoings that i always used to think i could pronounce. Then i read theis thread and realized i can't. Oh, well i guess i'll use et-see (except i think e-t-c will be more recognized)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've always just said 'E - T - C' .. i guess im a big lamer
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't say "/etc" because none of the people I talk to (i.e. not type to -- some people fail to make that distinction ;)) use *nix. It's sad, really...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rarely say it out loud, but in my head, it sounds like "ets", like et cetera without the 'etera'.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say etcetera, in my head. Like delta I don't know anybody using *nix.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2002 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Folks -- I can assure you, it's pronounced "et-see".

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2002 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the third one.

(alright, how does everybody pronounce "proc"????)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2002 3:08 am    Post subject: Me Reply with quote

When I say it in my head, it's always "ets" and "pross" (like the beginning of "procedure" or "process", not like in "those tennis players are pros"). I don't think I've said them out loud.

Then again, I always pronounce warez as "wah-rez" and OS X as "oh es ecks" in my head, so what do I know?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2002 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truely enlightening :D Though im not so sure it really matters, when I say /etc I say "foward slash ETC". I feel like a n00b all over again :oops:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2002 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lain iwakura wrote:
(alright, how does everybody pronounce "proc"????)


prok.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2002 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with klieber. "/etc" is et-see and "/proc" is prok. Almost everyone that I talk to about computers tries to phonic-ize the standard directory names when talking about them. Thus, when we talk about "/usr/local/src" we say "user, local, source."
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2002 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, regardless of how it is pronounced does /etc have the meaning of etcetera?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lain iwakura wrote:
the third one.

(alright, how does everybody pronounce "proc"????)


et-see and prahk!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very surprised to see that almost 50% (at this time) pronounce it e-t-c. I've never heard it prounounced other than et-see. Maybe people can just look at this link http://h0050ba3f874e.ne.client2.attbi.com/unix.shtml, if they have any questions about other commands. You really don't want to look like that much of a n00b when/if you talk to someone who actually knows their sh*t.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e - t - c and prok

As long as we understand each other it doesn't matter ;)
But writing is used more than talking for many of us, so anyway... *grin*
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

prok makes sens, but et-see? like sql becoming sequel. i always just say s-q-l. doesn't make a diff for me bucause the only ppl i onw that use *nix are online.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2002 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say eck-setra =( I know I say it wrong, but I don't care :oops:

oh... and /proc = prok (err- is there any other pronounciation?)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2002 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pigeon wrote:
oh... and /proc = prok (err- is there any other pronounciation?)

I'd like to pronounce it as in Prozac (the pill against depressions) because /proc makes you happy anyway... :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2002 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e-t-c !

et-see sounds pretty strange for me. Why sould it be pronounced that way ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2002 1:09 pm    Post subject: hmmm Reply with quote

This is one of the very few "shorts" in Unix I do pronounce as written (i.e. e-t-c). For the rest, I can never imagine saying u-s-r or usr instead of user, or o-p-t... I wanted to use etcetera but most people look at me in a really confused manner when I do that, so I stick to the basics.

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