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Stuff's staff technical knowledge

, posted: 26-Feb-2007 15:21

I am not too sure whether I should congratulate Stuff's staff for their good effort of able to pronounce SQL as "sequal" or to criticise their limited technical knowledge of what is an SQL server... Have a look at the screen capture of Stuff's news on "Hit enter to move to NZ" (at the tenth paragraph)... Update: It is my understanding that, we get people pronouncing SQL as ess-cue-el, or "sequel" but in this particular case, it is referring to a particular product and should identify it by its official product name, which is "Microsoft SQL Server" (pronounced as "Microsoft-sequel-server")





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Comment by barf, on 26-Feb-2007 15:35

I know alot of people pronounce it "sequel" but I can't stand it!!@$*( SQL is an acronym not a word!
anyway, LOL at Stuff :-)


Comment by bradstewart, on 26-Feb-2007 15:42

Yes MySQL is pronounced as it is written but MSSQL is sequel. I guess thats very confusing for the inept staff at Stuff.


Comment by juha, on 26-Feb-2007 15:44

I think that's understandable... a lot of the Americanised names and terms are hard for normal people. In the US, query, becomes "kwerry" for instance.

Microsoft was lucky though that the story wasn't about Onecare...


Comment by bradstewart, on 26-Feb-2007 15:59

Query isnt Kwerry?


Comment by juha, on 26-Feb-2007 20:28

You kwerrying what I say?


Comment by JAMMAN2110, on 27-Feb-2007 08:36

entirely manually?


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