Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

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How is it pronounced:

Ef ay queue
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Fake
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Faak
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Faykew
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Fek (e like ai in air)
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Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby Rhombic » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:40 pm UTC

Which and why? SOLID reasons.

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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby Flumble » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:19 pm UTC

"vraag en antwoord" (vRaekh ann aant-woart, whatever, you've got the general idea; I'm not going to look up the IPA)

I'm sorry, but I never call FAQ by its english acronym. One reason being that I'm inclined to using native words and the other being that there isn't a proper way to pronounce FAQ.

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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby speising » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:30 pm UTC

fuck, of course.

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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby Shef_ » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:02 am UTC

Definitely FAAK. It sounds like Fac, from french, which stands for Faculté in french, which means university, so it's fitting.

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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby Adam H » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:45 pm UTC

Spelling out the letters is always an acceptable pronunciation for an acronym unless there is an official pronunciation. For this reason I voted f.a.q. However, I often say faak.
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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby Thirty-one » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:50 pm UTC

I say faak, and then when the person I'm talking to clearly isn't understanding, I say F.A.Q.
That doesn't always work either though, so sometimes it ends up as Frequently Asked Questions. No time has been saved.
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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby Iranon » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:41 pm UTC

Fuck.

Short, to the point, fits neatly into the English language, most natural in the context of RTFFAQ.
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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby Bloopy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:04 pm UTC

Ef ay queue

Because for some initialisms, anything other than saying one letter at a time sounds goofy to me. Such as SQL, GUI, "wizdul" for WSDL and "jist" for GST. Of course it becomes unavoidable for longer ones, like WYSIWYG or "jazwep" for JSWEP.

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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby Xenomortis » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:49 am UTC

Each letter spelt out, because I cannot not read it as a misspelling of fuck or fag.
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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby Copper Bezel » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:10 pm UTC

Bloopy wrote:Ef ay queue

Because for some initialisms, anything other than saying one letter at a time sounds goofy to me. Such as SQL, GUI, "wizdul" for WSDL and "jist" for GST. Of course it becomes unavoidable for longer ones, like WYSIWYG or "jazwep" for JSWEP.

"Sequel" I get, since it's forced, but what's wrong with "gooey"?
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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby Bloopy » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:19 am UTC

Saying the word 'gooey' in a professional context just to save 1 syllable. I say it very occasionally, but I cringe at the thought of it.

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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby dalcde » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:28 pm UTC

foxtrot-alfa-quebec

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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby StapleHorseOctopus » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:46 pm UTC

Fack (or Fuck), of course.

So besides telling people to RTFM, you can tell them to RTFFAQ. :lol:

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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby eviloatmeal » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:15 am UTC

It's pronounced /fæk/, rhymes with with "back".
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Re: Only possible pronunciation for FAQ:

Postby ajh » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:51 pm UTC

dalcde wrote:foxtrot-alfa-quebec
need to re-learn that…
Fuck is shorter than F-A-Q, and I’d also read “jist”, but that may be because I’m German. Still, “jee-you-eye” feels awkward, while gooey is a real word.
Adam H wrote:Spelling out the letters is always an acceptable pronunciation for an acronym unless there is an official pronunciation.


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