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Old 01-05-2002, 11:26 PM   #1
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Question How do you pronounce PostgreSQL?


How does one pronounce "PostgreSQL?"

Is it:

post-gray-sequel
postgrezquil
postgrrrsequel
post-g-r-e-sequel

For that matter (since most of my conversation about Linux is online and I don't hear people say these things), how do you pronounce some of the commands and directories, such as:

fsck (it looks like F-sock, but I know it's "filesystem check")

how about:

/etc (I say "et-see," but is it supposed to be "etcetera?")

I laugh at some of the command names, even though I know they're that way for historical design reasons ("cp" for example takes less memory than "copy" -- but I'll admit it took me forever to figure out how to copy files because of that).
 
Old 01-06-2002, 05:21 PM   #2
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ummm... don't think i've ever been asked to pronounce it outside of my head... i always think

post-gres-q-l


i wouldn't sweat it too much. most people don't know that it's pronounced Lee-nux and not linux.... and, again, no one really cares.
 
Old 01-06-2002, 09:37 PM   #3
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Straight from the horses mouth:

http://www3.us.postgresql.org/postgresql.mp3


Speck
 
Old 01-06-2002, 10:16 PM   #4
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Talking Thanks!

Post grez cue el, all!



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Old 01-14-2002, 09:22 AM   #5
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most people don't know that it's pronounced Lee-nux and not linux
Wasn't there a small article in Linux Format a while ago saying that Linus himself was sick of correcting the majority of people that call him L-eye-nus (like the Peanuts character), and so now doesn't really care if he's called Leenus or L-eye-nus. Wouldn't that mean then the the OS can reasonably be called L-eye-nux? And after all the time I've been teaching myself to call it Leenux aswell!

I've always pronounced it as:
Post-grč-skill (post-greh-skill, sorry about the accented letter).

Also, how should the acronym GNU be pronounced?
GEE--EN--YOU, or NEW (either the English way: NYEW or the American way: NU)?
 
Old 01-14-2002, 12:23 PM   #6
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GNU

I read that it is pronounced:

guh-NOO

... as in Gnip Gnop (anyone remember that game?)
 
Old 01-14-2002, 12:42 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Thymox
Wouldn't that mean then the the OS can reasonably be called L-eye-nux? And after all the time I've been teaching myself to call it Leenux aswell!
well the correct way that even Linus calls Linux is pronounced lynn-nix just to clear things up cause i hate it when people call it l-eye-nix
 
Old 01-14-2002, 06:10 PM   #8
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... just fyi, there's a small section on the kernel.org ftp that has a couple of .wav files (or maybe mp3... can't remember), one of which is linus himself pronouncing it "leenux"...

i still always call it lin-ux
 
Old 01-15-2002, 07:16 AM   #9
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Yeah, yeah. I hear ya! I'm not saying that it should be called L-eye-nux, hell, I've managed to train myself into calling Leenux (sorry, I just can't get it to end in ix), just that some scamp @ Linux Format (I think it was that mag, may have been PCPlus) reckoned that it could reasonably be called L-eye-nux. Just for clarification, I also hate it when people who should know how to pronounce my pseudonym properly (i.e. people I know personally) pronounce it Th-ee-mox. It's Th-eye-mox.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 07:17 AM   #10
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like this:

I'm a G-noo

I'm a Gnu
How do you do?
You really ought to know
who's who
I'm a Gnu
Spelled G-N-U
I'm g-not a camel or a kangaroo
So let me introduce
I'm g-neither man or moose
Oh G-no, G-no, G-no - I'm a Gnu
 
  


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