[TUHS] pronouncing *nix formulas (was: screen editors)
robpike at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 06:50:58 AEST 2020
Frodo (Ted Kowalski) told me it was originally spelled, and pronounced,
fuck, for good reason, but he soon realized it was going to be used by
others and changed one letter. It was just letters after that.
On Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 1:34 AM Clem cole <clemc at ccc.com> 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
> > 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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