Mispronouncing acronyms

Rich Alderson RichA at vulcan.com
Mon Aug 2 18:03:59 CDT 2010

From: Jason T
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 3:33 PM

> Surely covered on this list before, but I will re-open the box:

> SQL.

> I say "ess kyu ell."   I rarely hear "sickle," although that makes
> some sense.  I *always* hear "sequel," which requires some more
> imagination.  It's only a hunch, but I suspect this originated from
> the dark halls of Redmond.

I heard this from BIM mainframe programming types in the 1980s, so I'd
say otherwise.

Rich Alderson
Vintage Computing Sr. Server Engineer
Vulcan, Inc.
505 5th Avenue S, Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104

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