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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby sircrayons » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:01 am UTC

Bjarne Stroustrup wrote:"char" is usually pronounced "tchar", not "kar". This may seem illogical because "character" is pronounced "ka-rak-ter", but nobody ever accused English pronunciation (not "pronounciation" :-) and spelling of being logical.

I wonder about people who pronounce character "care-ak-ter," but then again, I'm originally from Long Island, NY so I pronounce everything incorrectly.

SQL, afaiac, is S-Q-L, not sequel. PostgreSQL wouldn't sound right as postgresequel.

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby phlip » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:47 am UTC

sircrayons wrote:SQL, afaiac, is S-Q-L, not sequel. PostgreSQL wouldn't sound right as postgresequel.

Wikipedia wrote:SQL was developed at IBM by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce in the early 1970s. This version, initially called SEQUEL, was designed to manipulate and retrieve data stored in IBM's original relational database product, System R.

During the 1970s, a group at IBM San Jose Research Laboratory developed the System R relational database management system. Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce of IBM subsequently created the Structured English Query Language (SEQUEL or SEQL) to manage data stored in System R. The acronym SEQUEL was later changed to SQL because "SEQUEL" was a trademark of the UK-based Hawker Siddeley aircraft company.
Wikipedia wrote:SQL was adopted as a standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1986 as SQL-86 and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1987. The original SQL standard declared that the official pronunciation for SQL is "es queue el". Many English-speaking database professionals still use the nonstandard pronunciation /ˈsiːkwəl/ (like the word "sequel").

The more you know.

Also: look how many times it's come up on the talk page for that article... it's insane.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby b.i.o » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:31 am UTC

The correct pronunciation of SQL is clearly 'squirrel'.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Berengal » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:59 am UTC

phlip wrote:Also: look how many times it's come up on the talk page for that article... it's insane.
Indeed, that's how I pronounce it.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby gnutrino » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:12 pm UTC

b.i.o wrote:The correct pronunciation of SQL is clearly 'squirrel'.

This. If only to see how long it takes for people to work out what you're on about when you keep refering to 'my squirrel' :P.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby zorro226 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:38 am UTC

What about "puts"? Third-person present tense of the word "put", or "put-s"?
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby styrofoam » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:35 am UTC

gif - gif(t)
c++ - see plus plus
qt - cute
char - care
# - number
c# - see sharp
sql - ess cue el
puts - (first person present tense put)
gunzip - gun-zip
linux - lih nucks
/usr - you ess are
/etc - ett set tera (yes, I'm inconsistent)
javac - java see
ASCII - ass key
lol - ell oh ell
xkcd - ecks kay see dee
( - left paren
) - right paren
{ - left curly bracket
} - right curly bracket
[ - left square bracket
] - right square bracket
< - left angle bracket (or less-than)
> - right angle bracket (or greater-than)
! - not (or exclamation point)
a[n] - a at n
| - pipe (or binary or)
|| - or
^ - ecks or (or, to the power of)
== - equals
= - equals (known ambiguity - I'll differentiate with equals-equals)
& - and (or binary and, if it is, or ampersand)
&& - and
x/y - ecks divided by why
!= - not equals
/= - not equals
<< - shift left (or pump in, if it's C++ iostreams)
>> - shift right (or pump out, if it's C++ iostreams)
" - quotes
' - quote
` - backquote
* - asterisk (or star)
_ - underscore
- - hyphen (or minus sign, if it is)
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:10 pm UTC

zorro226 wrote:What about "puts"? Third-person present tense of the word "put", or "put-s"?


I pronounce it without pause, though I'm inconsistent in that I pronounce fread as f-read.
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Re:

Postby Thesh » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:02 pm UTC

cmacis wrote:How about c++? Never taken a programming class so I'm stumped on that one. Also brainf*** in a censored form :D


C++ is D
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Re: Re:

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:38 pm UTC

Thesh wrote:
cmacis wrote:How about c++? Never taken a programming class so I'm stumped on that one. Also brainf*** in a censored form :D


C++ is D


Actually, C++ is C, and the next time you check, it's D. ++C would be D.
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Re: Re:

Postby styrofoam » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:11 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:Actually, C++ is C, and the next time you check, it's D. ++C would be D.

Actually it depends on what C is set to. Unless you mean "C"++, which is invalid since "C" is const.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Thesh » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:04 am UTC

Since C is global, I'll argue that it is equally as likely to be D as it is to be any other character, assuming char C;
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby MoD » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:12 pm UTC

gif is "jiff"
= is "equals"
== is "equals equals"
=== would be "equals equals equals"
-- is "minus minus"
&& is "and and"
|| is "or or"
^^ would get improvised some way or another because I never use it
$ is "big money"
^ is "caret"
# is "hash"
- is "dash" unless it's subtracting, then it's "minus"
. is "dot"
* is a vaguely staticky "schsh" noise
! is also a "sh" noise, but I guess "bang" is more useful when talking to people
~ is a wobbly "thuh" kind of noise that might not be vocalizable
` is a backtick, ' is an apostrophe, and " is a quote
x[y] is "x y" or "x sub y" more rarely
() are parens, [] brackets, {} curly braces, and <> angle brackets
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby mikazo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:57 pm UTC

SSH is always "ess ess eh-chuh" not "shhh".

Chmod is "see eh-chuh mod" or "change mod" but not "SHMOD" GAH!

SATA is "serial eh tee eh" or "ess eh tee eh" not "sah-tah" GAHHH again! these are acronyms people, not made up words that make you sound silly.

chroot is even worse, and I had to give a whole oral presentation involving that one once.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Eseell » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:59 pm UTC

mikazo wrote:SSH is always "ess ess eh-chuh" not "shhh".

Chmod is "see eh-chuh mod" or "change mod" but not "SHMOD" GAH!

SATA is "serial eh tee eh" or "ess eh tee eh" not "sah-tah" GAHHH again! these are acronyms people, not made up words that make you sound silly.

chroot is even worse, and I had to give a whole oral presentation involving that one once.

You might want to look into the difference between an acronym and an initialism. Acronyms are words.

Personally, I think chmod, chown, and chroot are much better words if you pronounce the 'ch' the same way as the 'ch' sound in Chanukah.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby styrofoam » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:42 pm UTC

mikazo wrote:these are acronyms people, not made up words that make you sound silly.

I suppose RADAR is arr eh dee eh arr, not ray-dar, right?
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby spupy » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:46 pm UTC

I have my own pronunciation for these words, and then it turns you and your silly english rules have other ideas. :) :evil:

javac - javak
gif - hard g. Mainly because I would spell soft-g as j. Man, english language rules constantly baffle me...
xor - ksor (this is wrong?)
char - as in "charred". But then again, after years of learning english I still have no idea how "character" is pronounced.
SQL - S-Q-L.
ASCII - askee
# - hash
Linux - like "Linus" in swedish/finish but with "ks" at the end.

BUT "SATA" IS "SATA". NO S-A-T-A. :twisted:
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Xanthir » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:30 pm UTC

spupy wrote:char - as in "charred". But then again, after years of learning english I still have no idea how "character" is pronounced.

"character" is pronounced with a "care" as in "Care Bear".
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby phlip » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:26 pm UTC

... if you're American. Here (and in all non-rhotic accents I'm familiar with), it's pronounced Ca- (as in "cat" but without the T), -rack- (as in the English word of the same name), -ter.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Skinkworks » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:01 pm UTC

'=' 'e-kwals'
'==' 'e-kwals e-kwals'
'&&' 'and and'
'char' 'ch-ar'
'character' 'ch-arac-ter' Yes, I know it's wrong. I would rather keep consistent with programmer speak than with English speak.
'^' 'to the power of'
'!' 'bang'
'#' 'pound'
'C#' 'Cee Sharp'
'SQL' 'Ess que ell'
gif 'jif'
javac 'jav-ak'
'SATA' 'Sa-Ta'
'--' 'minus minus'
'x[y]' 'The y-th X'
'.' 'dot'
/usr 'slash you-z-r'
'//' 'Comment comment'
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby fizzgig » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:15 am UTC

Has anybody else ever heard # pronounced as "crunch"? I'd never heard it before starting work at my current job (where we use a quaint little database language called Model-204), and thought it was a bit strange, but now I find I can't help but think of it that way.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Mazuku » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:17 pm UTC

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The Word = How they are pronounced.
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Phi = Fi
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Epicaricacy = Ep-pe-ca-ra-car-cee
Keratoconus = Kira-toe-cone-us
Wagner = Vaag-nah
Beethoven = Bait-ho-vin
WWW = we-we-we
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Re:

Postby furyguitar » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:48 pm UTC

evilbeanfiend wrote:c# pronounced 'dee flat'

Nice playing with enharmonics.

Music is interesting because it is the exact opposite of the point of this thread. Saying "Gif" with a hard or soft "g" sounds different, but looks the same on the page. Musical spelling, on the other hand, is a matter of function. Therefore, if you have one a chord spelled [Bb, D, F, Ab] versus a chord spelled [Bb, D, F, G#] and played one right after the other, they would sound exactly the same! However, the former would function as a dominant or secondary dominant chord (presumably resolving to an Eb chord), while the latter would function as a German Sixth Chord (presumably resolving to some sort of D with an A in the bass or directly to some sort of A chord). Clearly I don't get to be a music nerd often enough, so I had to vomit it all out here.

But I loved the joke :)

EDIT: Some composers have been known to throw good musical grammar out the window and "spell" chords in piano music in whatever way is easiest to read (such as, avoiding Double-Sharps, double-flats; using an E Major Chord instead of an Fb Major Chord ,etc).
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby hintss » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:51 pm UTC

how do you pronounce debian and ubuntu?
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Mazuku » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:20 pm UTC

hintss wrote:how do you pronounce debian and ubuntu?


Debian - De-be-ann
Ubuntu = Oo-bu-ooon-too
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby styrofoam » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:15 am UTC

hintss wrote:how do you pronounce debian and ubuntu?

debian: deh-bee-ann
ubuntu: you-bun-too (I know it's wrong)
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby ++$_ » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:45 am UTC

What are peoples' opinions about ioctl, fsck, and flock?

ioctl - eye oh cuttle
fsck - physic, eff ess check
flock - as it looks
chi - as in chiral
xi - as in Zyklon
pi - pie
phi, psi - fee, psee. Don't ask me to reconcile these with the previous ones.
C++ - see plus plus
gif - jiff, or if I can help it, pee en jee.
qt - kyoo tee
char - care
@ - at
# - Depends on context: 99% of the time it's hash. If right before a number, "number". If at the beginning of a cpp directive or on a telephone, "pound."
c# - cee sharp
$ - dollar
% - percent, mod if used as modulo operator.
sql - ess kyoo ell
gunzip - jee unzip
/usr - slash user
/etc - slash et cee
javac - java cee
ASCII - ass kee
lol - ell oh ell
xkcd - ecks kay cee dee
( - open paren
{ - open brace
[ - open bracket
< - open angle or less than
! - bang
a[n] - a sub n, or sometimes just "a enn"
| - pipe
|| - double or
^ - care ett, zor
== - equals equals, is equal to, is equals (if I'm really lazy)
= - equals, is now, set to
& - and, ampersand
&& - and and, double and
x/y - ecks slash wye, ecks over wye
!= - bang equals, not equal to, not equals
+= - plus equals
<< - left left, or shift left
" - double quote
' - single quote, apostrophe
` - backtick
* - star, times
** - star star, "to the"
_ - underscore
- - dash
~ - tilde, twiddle
Linux - Lynn ucks
chmod - chuh mahd
chroot - chuh root
chown - chone
chsh - chush
ssh - ess ess aitch
puts - two syllables
ubuntu - ooh boon two
debian - Debbie un
www - double you double you double you (sigh)
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Re: Re:

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:51 am UTC

furyguitar wrote:
evilbeanfiend wrote:c# pronounced 'dee flat'

Nice playing with enharmonics.
I call it 'be double sharp'
Music is interesting because it is the exact opposite of the point of this thread. Saying "Gif" with a hard or soft "g" sounds different, but looks the same on the page. Musical spelling, on the other hand, is a matter of function. Therefore, if you have one a chord spelled [Bb, D, F, Ab] versus a chord spelled [Bb, D, F, G#] and played one right after the other, they would sound exactly the same! However, the former would function as a dominant or secondary dominant chord (presumably resolving to an Eb chord), while the latter would function as a German Sixth Chord (presumably resolving to some sort of D with an A in the bass or directly to some sort of A chord). Clearly I don't get to be a music nerd often enough, so I had to vomit it all out here.

But I loved the joke :)

EDIT: Some composers have been known to throw good musical grammar out the window and "spell" chords in piano music in whatever way is easiest to read (such as, avoiding Double-Sharps, double-flats; using an E Major Chord instead of an Fb Major Chord ,etc).

OT debate: how do you prefer to write chromatic runs? I avoid canceling accidentals as much as possible
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby furyguitar » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:28 pm UTC

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First, it is important to note that when using chromatics, a good rule of thumb to follow is when ascending, use sharps/naturals; when descending, use flats/naturals.

If you look at Line A, you will notice two ascending chromatic scales starting on E. The first example is in a mode without any inherent sharps/flats, so sharps are added in the appropriate places. In the second example of Line A, you see it is in a mode with 4 sharps (we'll just call it E Major). Notice the existence of F-doublesharps and C-doublesharps. They were used because G# and D# already existed in the key signature. It would have been bad musical grammar (and just silly IMHO) to write G-natural (nullifying the key signature) followed by a G#.

Line B is the same kind of deal but with a descending chromatic scale. This time, I started both examples on Eb. Again, the first example does not have accidentals listed in it's key signature, so I just added flats as necessary. The second example has 3 flats in it's key signature, so we wind up with a B-doubleflat, as not write A-natural (nullifying the key signature) followed by A-flat. Also notice the use of F-flats. Yeah, they're obnoxious, but as E-flats are already being used, it would have been silly to write E-natural followed by another E-flat.

Line C is a little bit more complicated. The first example shows an Ascending Chromatic scale, but it is being used in a mode with flats. We want to avoid adding flats, so we cancel existing flats with natural signs, and add sharps as necessary. The same holds true for the Descending Chromatic scale in a mode with sharps - we want to avoid the use of additional sharps, so we use naturals/flats as necessary.

Line D shows the proper use of accidentals when changing directions. The accidental used is dependent on the resulting direction of the turn around. So, in the first example, we go down from A to an accidental and back up to A. Since, the resulting direction is up, I will use a sharp. You could see how silly it would be to write A, A-flat, A-natural. The second example shows the opposite: approaching from an upward direction, resulting in a downward direction. Since the result is going down, I used an Eb instead of a D#.

These are rules I adhere to because I prefer to be consistent across the board. However, as I mentioned in an earlier post, sometimes composers will write in a manner that is just easier to read as opposed to what is grammatically correct. A good example of this is in Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 13 "Pathetique." (Note, clicking on that link will open a PDF file.) If you look at the first page, last measure, he uses a descending chromatic scale in the key of C minor. It is amusing to me that the rules used in this scale are inconsistent within this one measure! The scale begins on a high Eb, and descends D-Db-C. An octave lower in the scale, he writes D-C#-Cnatural. HUH? (It is important to note that I have not seen Beethoven's original manuscript, so this could be the work of an editor and not his choice of notation.)
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby hintss » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:58 am UTC

/dev/null?
/dev/shm?
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby Xanthir » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:24 pm UTC

hintss wrote:/dev/null?
/dev/shm?

dev-null
dev-sham
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby hintss » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:50 pm UTC

eee pc (correct is a long e (the letter), I think, but I've heard triple-e and e-e-e)
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby cjmcjmcjmcjm » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:16 am UTC

furyguitar wrote:[Discussion on chromatic runs]

Yeah, that's about how I do it.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby MHD » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:14 pm UTC

For C-esque languages I have devised this:

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:=, =               : gets
<<, >>              : shal, shar
!, not              : bang, lognet
||, &&, or, and     : logger, loggant
|, &, ^, ~          : binner, binnant, ref, binkser, binnet
(, )                : enpar, paren or engroup, group
{, }                : enbrace, brace or enblock, block
[, ]                : enclamp, clamp
[], @               : at
()                  : of
,                   : and
<, >                : lee, gee
<=, >=              : leek, geek
=, ==, !=           : eagle, neagle
+, -                : add, pos, sub, neg
*, /                : mull, pointer, deref, dev
++, --              : ink, deck, inked, decked
.                   : 's, point
;                   : done


Thus you can have code like this:
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while (p < x) {
    if (*p > *q)
        return 1;
    else if (*p < *q)
        return -1;
    p++; q++;
}

Sound like:
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    if engroup deref pee gee deref cue group
        return one done
    else if engroup deref pee lee deref cue engroup
        return neg one done
    pee incked done cue incked done
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby RebeccaRGB » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:37 am UTC

Stirring the pot...

char -> char as in charcoal
char * -> char star
GIF -> Hard G because it's GRAPHIC Interchange Format. Yeah, so CompuServe says it's a soft G. Where is CompuServe now? I thought so.
javac -> java-see
C++ -> see-plus-plus
C# -> see-sharp *
== -> equals equals
= -> Equals. None of this "gets" crap.
# -> pound
£ -> pounds
x/2 -> x over 2
x_{0} -> x nought
phi -> fye
xi -> zye
psi -> psye
mu -> myoo
theta -> thay-ta
iota -> eye-oh-ta
klogd -> kay-log-dee
xor -> eks-or
xnor -> eks-nor
SQL -> see-kull
PostgreSQL -> post-gres-cue-ell
Linux -> lin-iks
sudo -> soo-doo
a[0] -> zeroth element
Delphi -> dell-fye
car -> like the vehicle
cdr -> kidder
ASCII -> ass-key
WYSIWYG -> I always thought 'why-suh-wig,' so the first time I heard someone say 'wizzy-wig' I went all WTF?
.= -> dot equals
+= -> plus equals
++ -> plus plus
-- -> minus minus
mplayer -> em-player
mencoder -> men-coder
mkdir -> mik-dir
chmod -> cha-mod
chown -> cha-own
ssh -> ess-ess-aich
xargs -> eks-args
cout -> see-out
cin -> see-in
puts -> put-ess
ioctl -> eye-oh-kittle
fsck -> fisk
flock -> eff-lock
Euler -> you-ler (I know it's wrong but I don't care), BUT...
Eulerian -> oi-larry-an (it just sounds better, and I've heard it spoken more than written)
gunzip -> gun-zip, just because the rules of English prevent me from saying it any other way
xckd -> eks-casey-dee
SATA -> say-ta
Debian -> dee-bee-an
Ubuntu -> oo-bun-too

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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby sonickrahnic » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:16 am UTC

char -> care
GIF -> Hard g
javac -> javak
C++ -> c plus plus
C# -> c hash
== -> equals equals
= -> equals
# -> hash
£ -> pounds
x/2 -> x too
phi -> fye
xi -> zye
psi -> sye
mu -> moo
theta -> as spelled
iota -> as spelled
xor -> x or
SQL -> es cue ell
PostgreSQL -> post gray es cue ell
Linux -> lye nucks
sudo -> soo doe
Delphi -> dell phee
cdr -> commodore
ASCII -> ass-guy
WYSIWYG -> wiss-ih-wig
.= -> dot equals
+= -> plus equals
++ -> plus plus
-- -> minus minus
mplayer -> em-player
mencoder -> em encoder
mkdir -> make dir
chmod -> c h mod
chown -> c h own
ssh -> as written
x.org -> ex org
cout -> c out
cin -> c in
puts -> puts
ioctl -> io control
fsck -> fisk
Euler -> oiler
Eulerian -> oilerian
gunzip -> g unzip
xckd -> as written
SATA -> sa ta
Debian -> deb ian (I remember reading that Ian Murdoch named the system after himself and his wife Deb.)
Ubuntu -> uh bun too
GNU -> new
gnome -> exactly how you'd expect but I hear it is actually pronounced with a hard g within the project itself.
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby MrCode » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:14 am UTC

I don't post here often (in fact this is the first time I've posted to this particular subforum :roll:), but here's my list :D:

char -> usually "care"
char * -> "care pointer" (I feel it's better to specifically distinguish the * used for declaring a poitner from the ones used for dereferencing/multiplication :))
GIF -> "giff" (as in "gift")
javac -> "java see"
C++ -> "see plus plus"
C# -> "see sharp"
== -> "equals equals"
= -> "equals"
# -> usually "hash" or "number", but unspoken if it's part of a preprocessor statement
x/2 -> "x over 2"
klogd -> "kay log dee"
xor -> "zor"
xnor -> "eks nor" (so it's inconsistent...what of it?)
SQL -> "ess cue ell"
PostgreSQL -> "post gress cue ell"
Linux -> "lin əks" ("ə" because it's not quite "uh" or "ih", more inbetween)
sudo -> "sue dough"
a[0] -> "a index zero"
*a -> "value of a" (dereferencing a pointer)
&a -> "address of a" (referencing an address)
ASCII -> "ass key"
WYSIWYG -> "whizzy wig"
+= -> "increases by" (or "plus equals", depends on situation)
-= -> "decreases by" (or "minus equals")
*= -> "times equals"
/= -> "over equals"
++ -> "increments" (no need to specify here...you're only going up by one :))
-- -> "decrements" (ditto, but down one)
| -> "or"
|| -> "or" (bitwise and logical or are pronounced the same)
& -> "and"
&& -> (ditto with logical/bitwise and)
! -> "not" (in a programming context, else "exclamation point")
#! -> "shebang"
mplayer -> "em player"
mencoder -> "em encoder"
mkdir -> "make durr"
chmod -> "change mode" (I tend to expand shell commands to their intended meaning)
chown -> "change owner"
ssh -> "ess ess aitch"
ls -> "list"
cd -> "change durr"
xargs -> "zargs"
cout -> "see out"
cin -> "see in"
puts -> "puts" (as in "he/she puts on a show")
ioctl -> "I O control"
fsck -> "fusk" (mentally, out loud I just say "eff ess check"; otherwise I think people would think I'm swearing, LOL)
flock -> as in a group of birds
Euler -> I used to say "you ler", but I learned that it's "oiler", and so that's what I use now
gunzip -> "gun zip"
xckd -> "ecks kay see dee"
SATA -> "sæta" ("æ" taken as its IPA equivalent; the "a" in "cat" or "mat", yes I know it's probably weird)
Debian -> "deb ee un"
Ubuntu -> "oo boon too"

Yes, I know it's a long list, but I took from one of the above ones and changed/expanded on it, so that might explain it...:P
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby archeleus » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:22 pm UTC

Here's another long list

char -> char
char * -> "char pointer"
GIF -> "giff" soft g
javac -> "java see"
C++ -> "see plus plus"
C# -> "see sharp"
== -> "equals" (I'll say if its a comparison)
= -> "equals"
# -> "hash"
x/2 -> "x over 2"
klogd -> "kay log dee"
xor -> "zor"
xnor -> "eks nor"
SQL -> "ess cue ell"
PostgreSQL -> "post gre SQL"
Linux -> "lin əks" ("ə" because it's not quite "uh" or "ih", more inbetween)
sudo -> "su do"
a[0] -> "a zero"
*a -> "pointer a"
&a -> "address of a" (referencing an address)
ASCII -> "ass key"
+= -> "plus equal to"
++ -> "plus plus"
-- -> "minus minus"
| -> "or"
|| -> "or"
& -> "and"
&& ->
! -> "not"
mplayer -> "em player"
mencoder -> "em encoder"
mkdir -> "make dir"
chmod -> "che mod"
chown -> "che own" or "chown"
ssh -> "ess ess aitch"
ls -> "el es"
cd -> "cee dee"
xargs -> "eks args"
cout -> "see out"
cin -> "see in"
puts -> "puts"
ioctl -> "I O control"
fsck -> fs check (used to be eff sock)
flock -> flock
Euler -> I think its oiler but I say you ler
gunzip -> "gee unzip"
xckd -> "ecks kay see dee"
SATA -> sata
iostream -> I O Stream
cstdio - cee standard IO
stdio.h - standard IO dot h
gcc - gee cee cee
nginx - engine x
elf.h - elf as in elf (dot h)
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby jpk » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:19 pm UTC

"C++: The same as basically everyone else on the face on the Earth, "C plus plus". "

The Spanish-speaking world calls it, sensibly enough, "c mas mas" ("c" pronounced like "say", only shorter).
Java is pronounced "hava"
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Re: How do you pronounce it?

Postby jpk » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:38 am UTC

>> WWW = we-we-we

WWW= wub-wub-wub. (I've also heard "dub-dub-dub" but mostly from Seattle-dwellers, who go to or went to "you-dub"
As a noun, the WWW can be expanded variously, but "the wubble-wubble-wubble" is what I keep coming back to
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