Pronouncing RFID

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What's the right way to pronounce RFID?

Are-Eff-Eye-Dee
53
85%
Are-Fid
7
11%
Riff-Id
0
No votes
Riff-Dee
0
No votes
Rifd
0
No votes
Otter/Duck
2
3%
 
Total votes: 62

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Pronouncing RFID

Postby Kalium_Puceon » Mon May 16, 2016 8:17 pm UTC

I've heard a lot of strange pronunciations of RFID in the past few years, because suddenly everyone is talking about it, be it a better way to manage your stock or freaking out about long-range identity theft. So, how do you pronounce RFID?

I personally say it's Are-Eff-Eye-Dee, each letter individually.
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Re: Pronouncing RFID

Postby Flumble » Tue May 17, 2016 12:24 pm UTC

I figure I'd call it "near-field" in English. Can you add that option? I know the two concepts aren't equivalent at all, but their overlap in practice is tremendous for all I know.
In Dutch I pronounce the name of each letter (first option).

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Re: Pronouncing RFID

Postby Nyktos » Wed May 18, 2016 9:56 pm UTC

In my mind I hear "are-fid" when I read this word, but I suspect I'd just spell it out if I ever had cause to say it out loud.

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Re: Pronouncing RFID

Postby Neil_Boekend » Fri May 27, 2016 2:34 pm UTC

Err-Eff-I-Dee
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