[TUHS] pronouncing *nix formulas

David Arnold davida at pobox.com
Thu Feb 6 06:26:13 AEST 2020

The group I Unix with pronounce it fiss-ick, falling back to f-s-c-k if that provokes a blank stare. 


> On 6 Feb 2020, at 04:07, Jon Steinhart <jon at fourwinds.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Jon

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