[TUHS] pronouncing *nix formulas

Jon Steinhart jon at fourwinds.com
Thu Feb 6 03:05:35 AEST 2020

Clem Cole writes:
> definitely a diminutive term.   
> On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 11:11 AM Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net> wrote:
>     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.

I always pronounced it "fisk" and am happy that newer
filesystems have minimized the need for a stop-and-fisk policy.


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