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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daemon? I always pronounced it as day-mon, but I've also heard it as die-mon.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've always said char like 'care', the start of 'character' ...?

hmm post needs content...

can't think of anything. but i did once while doing cc for at&t wireless have to help an 87 yr old man find our website with his "goggle" browser, even tho i kept assuring him it was pronounced "google". when he read the address back to me it was "hit up. line line. wuhwuhwuh. atwuss. comb." (http://www.attws.com)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I've been in some arguments lately. How do you guys pronounce:

HP-UX and AIX.

One friend of mine says "h pucks" and spells out the a, i and x.
Meanwhile, I spell out the h, p, u and x, but say a-icks.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mankane wrote:
Ok, I've been in some arguments lately. How do you guys pronounce:

HP-UX and AIX.

One friend of mine says "h pucks" and spells out the a, i and x.
Meanwhile, I spell out the h, p, u and x, but say a-icks.


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I spell it out: "H-Pee-You-Ex" and "Ay-Eye-Ex"
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

H-Pucks and Ah-Ix.

The former is even correct according to the Jargon file.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With PostgreSQL, I pretend that there is an accent aigiu on the 'e', so I pronounce it post-grey-S-Q-L.

Anything that has a G for GNU, I prounounce as it should be: like in GNU (GNOME is Guh-Nome).

Cygwin: Sig-Win
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my tuppence worth :)

I work to a set of rules:
1. If it looks like an acronym I spell it out so SQL is "Es-Cue-El" to me. I also say "Gee-En-You" for GNU even though they have a Gnu logo.

2. The exceptions to rule 1 are BIOS and POST (and maybe a couple of others I've forgotten) because they've been pronounced as words for as long as I can remember.

3. If it looks like a word or proper name then I use the local (British English) pronounceation so Gnome is "nome" with a silent "G".

4. If it sounds ok to me then it's right for me and I'll use it even if it does mean I sound like a newbie :wink:

5. I reserve the right to break any of the above rules because I don't really care one way or the other. :)

Some others:
/etc = "slash Ee-Tee-See". "Et-See" just doesn't sound right to me.
Gaim = "Gee-Aim". "Game" doesn't sound right either.
Qt = "Que-Tee". "Cute" or "Cutie" just sound too weird to me.

Someone else mentioned this too but SQL pronounced as "sequel" really irritates me too. I have no idea why that one in particular should irritate me so much. 8O
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree pretty much with above post, eccept I pronounce GNU guh-nu
Linux is Lin-ucks lin rhyming with win
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gnome= Gee-nome
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Z3RO 0 wrote:
skyfolly wrote:
pronounce things in Cantonese of course, even English. :oops:

I wasn't able to speak clearly before my mom cut the thing under my tongue( I can't stick out my tongue out long now). Damnit, I think I've to go to have it cut again. My English sucks because of this.


That sounds very nasty, to put it nicely... Is that normal in Hong Kong/China?


Nah, because we were pretty poor(25 yrs ago) until we migrated to Hong Kong, no money for surgery. When my mom found out I was not able to speak even after my two years old's birthday, so she did the trick herself, I can not remember a thing about the pain now.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

water fountain: buh` - bler

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

H P Ucks
Aie Ucks

or something like that.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I have any hard and fast rules; I've always said "sequel" for SQL because I use it a lot and saying "sequel" is faster.

I guess I say the pronouncable ones as words; GNOME, GNU (okay that one's borderline), etc as etcetera, whatever.

HP-UX I'd say as the individual letters; it seems odd running the P and UX together (as "pucks") with that hyphen in there.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ch0c0b0 wrote:
Some of the most common I've heard people saying:

MySQL- "My sequel" instead of "My S-Q-L"
Postgresql - I've heard people butcher this one, eventhough it's just simply "post gresk"
Linux - Some people like to pronounce it like the founder's name. It never really sounded right to me (i always thought it should like like "unix").

I hate that. I prefer My S-Q-L.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaGr8Gatzby wrote:
Gnome= Gee-nome

I am pretty sure the G in GNOME is silent.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dwblas wrote:
Daemon? I always pronounced it as day-mon, but I've also heard it as die-mon.

Daemon is pronounced demon.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andyfraser33 wrote:
I work to a set of rules:
1. If it looks like an acronym I spell it out so SQL is "Es-Cue-El" to me.


SQL is an intitialism, not an acronym.

See if you can hear the difference between acronyms and intialisms.

Acronyms: POST, BIOS, NASA, CommIntern
Initialisms: HTML, CSS, SSH, SQL, HTTP, FTP
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

homeobocks wrote:
andyfraser33 wrote:
I work to a set of rules:
1. If it looks like an acronym I spell it out so SQL is "Es-Cue-El" to me.


SQL is an intitialism, not an acronym.

See if you can hear the difference between acronyms and intialisms.

Acronyms: POST, BIOS, NASA, CommIntern
Initialisms: HTML, CSS, SSH, SQL, HTTP, FTP


There's always one pedant who has to contribute something which has nothing to do with the conversation. Do you correct spelling and grammar too?

Let me just say that the word "initialism" doesn't appear in my dictionary so I Googled for it. Most of the top hits say that "acronym" and "initialism" are essentially the same thing in common speech and that's good enough for me. Apparently not all dictionaries that include both words make a distinction so we'll have to agree to disagree.

However, as you're being pedantic let me point out that SSH (if you mean secure shell) isn't an initalism. According to the sources I got from Google an initialism is formed only from the initial letter of each word. SSH would have to be SS to fit with that definition of initialism.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SSH makes sense as shhh, it is used for secret comms afterall.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

homeobocks wrote:
andyfraser33 wrote:
I work to a set of rules:
1. If it looks like an acronym I spell it out so SQL is "Es-Cue-El" to me.


SQL is an intitialism, not an acronym.

See if you can hear the difference between acronyms and intialisms.

Acronyms: POST, BIOS, NASA, CommIntern
Initialisms: HTML, CSS, SSH, SQL, HTTP, FTP


yes well SQL is one of those odd ones that goes both ways...some people say "es-cue-el" and others say "sequel" :P
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so how's Ubuntu pronounced? Oooh-boon-too?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one that I hear messed up the most often is GNU. Its not pronounced new. Its pronounced ga-new. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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I've alway thoght "MS" stood for Macro $hit
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After having worked with these products for years and cooperated closely with people from both support and development of them, the most common way to pronounce them is:
H-P-U-X and A-I-X

When it comes to SQL, it is normally only spelled out, i.e S-Q-L when you talk about the language and not use it, i.e :
"That is possible to do in S-Q-L!"
but
"Run this sequel-query to find the answer."

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John5788 wrote:
so how's Ubuntu pronounced? Oooh-boon-too?


That's how I pronounce it, and the devs seem to agree.
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