[TUHS] pronouncing *nix formulas

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Thu Feb 6 02:11:15 AEST 2020

Bunch of guys at Computer Graphics Lab (at New York Institute of 
Technology) back in the 80's used to call it "f-suck".

On 2/5/2020 8:35 AM, Clem cole wrote:
> FWIW. When it was written, Ted and I used pronounced it as “fisk” (rhymes with “disk”), but F. S. C. K. was always acceptable to my ears.  I admit I smiled one time when I heard some one call it “f-sick” but that was not considered the proper pronunciation.
> Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite.
>> On Feb 5, 2020, at 3:45 AM, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
>> "G. Branden Robinson" <g.branden.robinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> At 2020-02-04T09:40:18+0100, Sijmen J. Mulder wrote:
>>>> markus schnalke <meillo at marmaro.de> wrote:
>>>>> Wikipedia writes that `ed' would be pronounced ``ee-dee'' (like
>>>>> ``vee-eye''), is that what you english speakers do?
>>> Certainly not.  When one sees a command name that duplicates a
>>> frequently-used diminituve of a common name, the brain is going to
>>> select that preferentially.
>> ISTR thinking of it and calling it e-d, along with r-m, l-n, m-v and
>> the other two-letter commands.
>>> (And did people really say "dee-eye-tee-roff" for "ditroff"?)
>> I did ... Although it's "groff" and not "g-roff". :-)
>> FWIW,
>> Arnold

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