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#1 Bart

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:09 PM

Name some acronyms and how you pronounce them, then laugh at each other.

I'll start with some techy ones

 

GUI: Gooey

SQL: S-Q-L

WYSIWYG: Wissywig

Animated GIF: as in gift

LOL: Lol (by the way, in Dutch "lol" means fun)


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:37 PM

Can't think of any commonly used ones right now, but there's a building called WP at my school (no idea what that stands for) and I just call it whoopee.

 

EDIT: Also, W.I.P. I pronounce 'whip'.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:52 PM

Name some acronyms and how you pronounce them, then laugh at each other.

I'll start with some techy ones

 

GUI: Gooey

SQL: S-Q-L

WYSIWYG: Wissywig

Animated GIF: as in gift

LOL: Lol (by the way, in Dutch "lol" means fun)

Hohoho. I laugh at you.

 

Yeah I mispronounce GIF as well. The proper pronunciation is 'jif' (or so its creator says). I say gif or kif (like the Futurama character).


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:31 PM

 

GIF

Git.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 10:34 PM

Really? How odd.

 

RTFM: errtte-effem (Bart will get this).


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:14 AM

It doesn't matter how the inventor pronounces it only how it's used.

Gif has no official pronunciation.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 01:45 AM

PNG is ping. =D


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:40 AM

It doesn't matter how the inventor pronounces it only how it's used.

Gif has no official pronunciation.

 

Eh? How much more 'official' can you get than the creator? :p


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:22 AM

No, Rad is right. That is why I pronounce 'Aragorn' like 'hooblarghon'. 


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:24 PM

I'm sorry?


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:36 PM

I hate it when people pronounce Aragorn like "Aragon"

 

How do you all pronounce Smaug?



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 06:39 PM

I didn't realize Smaug was an acronym.

 

Anyway, the correct pronunciation is Smaug as in cow.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:53 PM

S.M.A.U.G.  sounds like some sort of undercover team that fights pollution.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:25 PM

Stopping More Airborne Unwanted Gases?


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:43 AM

Yeah its not an acronym but its often pronounced incorrectly anyway. I tend to say it less like "Smog" and more like "Sm-au-g"

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:03 AM

You've ruined English for us all, Len.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:58 AM

Ah the new young T3A types it takes them a while to ease of the LOTR stuff.

 

I have an interesting couple for you guys NES/SNES.

I hate the sound of NES being pronounced like "ness" just sounds wrong to me so I always spelt it out.

For SNES I always said Super (Nintendo) although over the years I have adjusted to pronouncing it like it's spelt.

 

Apparently LOTRO is an acronym I pronounce weird.

Most people I've heard say it like Lo-Tro where I pronounce it like Lo-T(e)ro.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:25 AM

I didn't realize Smaug was an acronym.

Meh, I'll allow the topic of this thread to diverge :p


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:12 PM

I pronounce SNES "snezz".
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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:57 AM

I have an interesting couple for you guys NES/SNES.

 

I'd say 'nez' and 'sness'?


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