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  #1536096 19-Apr-2016 22:22
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Stu: Thanks for the suggestion @sleemanj. Following your advice, I tried kicking the router, and now it's rooted :-(

 

 

 

Thanks! That made me LOL


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  #1536109 19-Apr-2016 22:47
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Behodar:

 

BlueShift: Because the Graphics Interchange Format should logically be pronounced with a soft 'g'?

 

<snort> Giraffics Interchange Format...

 

 

I've seen people argue that because the G stands for "graphics", and graphics has the non-J sound (I don''t know whether it's "soft" or "hard"), that GIF should therefore be pronounced with the non-J sound.

 

I can see the logic there, and can therefore conclude that those same people pronounce JPEG as "jay-feg", since the P stands for "photo".

 

 

 

 

Maybe that is why Jif changed the name of the product in Europe to Cif...!

 

(Note - it was not. I believe it was because Jif is hard to say for many Johnny Foreigners in Europe. Or else the company is run by the same Cylons who renamed Marathon as Snickers and Opal Fruits as Starburst.)






 
 
 
 


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  #1536156 20-Apr-2016 01:45
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R-out-er, /root/ and sometimes r-out... Can't be bothered and happy to understand whoever is speaking... as long as we share a language that communicates our ideas effectively, what [teal] difference does it make?

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  #1536193 20-Apr-2016 07:13
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When I first arrived here I would order a "quah-saw" with a nasal n at the end ... blank faces - I can hear their thoughts ... he's stupid isn't he ... so i point ... oh croy-sonts! sure.

 

I've learnt not to order fillays and never point out coo dee sars.





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  #1536194 20-Apr-2016 07:15
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It's hardest when someone has a french family name but sounds like a Kiwi. Bet they don't know how to pronounce their name properly ;p. So I just ask around or ask said persons.





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  #1536195 20-Apr-2016 07:17
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Roo-Ter





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  #1536203 20-Apr-2016 07:53
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I used to pronounce route 'root' but switched to rowt to blend in better and save embarrassment because a few people told me what rooting is to kiwis. Now I just prefer it. :p I've always ponounced router rowter though. I say gif with a hard g even though I think it is supposed to be a soft one. Also I say jay-peg.

 
 
 
 


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  #1536227 20-Apr-2016 08:15
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I don't get it, what is the embarrassment except maybe between kids in a school yard. Is saying 'Root Beer', 'the plants root system', 'the root cause' somehow wrong or rude?





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  #1536278 20-Apr-2016 09:35
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When I first arrived here I would order a "quah-saw" with a nasal n at the end ... blank faces - I can hear their thoughts ... he's stupid isn't he ... so i point ... oh croy-sonts! sure.

 

I've learnt not to order fillays and never point out coo dee sars.

 

 

I have never once heard someone call them croy-sonts, except ironically. Pronunciation is not always so great but it's in the ballpark.

 

You can get a fillay (o' fish) at McDs! I think fillet != filet, but maybe that's just me.

 

Also, if my family name looks French, that's great, but I would think, by definition, I can't pronounce my family name "wrong". It's my family name. Maybe somewhere in my family's past, it was pronounced differently, but not anymore.


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  #1536330 20-Apr-2016 10:21
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I don't get it, what is the embarrassment except maybe between kids in a school yard. Is saying 'Root Beer', 'the plants root system', 'the root cause' somehow wrong or rude?

 

 

You try telling the attractive receptionist that there's a problem rooting her packets, see who turns red.


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  #1536339 20-Apr-2016 10:26
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MikeB4:

 

I don't get it, what is the embarrassment except maybe between kids in a school yard. Is saying 'Root Beer', 'the plants root system', 'the root cause' somehow wrong or rude?

 

 

You try telling the attractive receptionist that there's a problem rooting her packets, see who turns red.

 

 

 

 

In all my years in IT (don't ask) I don't recall ever having to tell a receptionist that so I cannot comment really, you could text or email the update to her I guess wink





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I once had a customer (Who I knew VERY well) who called me to tell me her rooter was broken, I told her she should see a Doctor about it, I wasn't qualified to help. She roared with laughter and is now very careful to refer to her "rowter"

 

 


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Back in the days when I used to write standards documents,  the convention was to use American spelling in code.  An acronym is always pronounced letter by letter and is written in capitals (I was taught to imagine full-stops between each letter).  FBI, JPG, GIF, SQL, WHO are examples.  These are technically called Initialisms.

 

If the acronym forms a word like NASA, SCUBA, it is pronounced as a word, but still written in capitals.  If it is a short form of a word (like caps for capitals) then it is written in lower case and pronounced as a word.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #1536956 20-Apr-2016 20:00
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MikeB4:

I don't get it, what is the embarrassment except maybe between kids in a school yard. Is saying 'Root Beer', 'the plants root system', 'the root cause' somehow wrong or rude?



It's a story that would need context. No, I'm not afraid to use those phrases but I am a bit careful with the word generally.

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I'd like to know why the Americans have made the l in solder silent as in "sodder".

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