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    I've heard different pronounciations of the name MySql including:
    'my sequel' & 'my ess keeoo elle'(my s-q-l). I use the latter one which is just saying 'my' then saying the letters s-q-l. I think I saw in a book pronounced this way, but at work some people are always talking about the "microsoft sequel 2000". At the beginning I didn't know what the heck they were talking about , a movie maybe, then I asked and they said "it's a database". I was like, duhh. Anyone knows for sure the correct pronounciation. I'm a correct? and are the guys at work just laundryhead.(by the way, they don't know how to use "sequel 2000" they just think that if the talk about, it's gonna make them sound like they know something).
    Also, if any of you have read Snowcrash, by Neal Stepheson, how do you pronounce the name of the hacker 'Da5id'.
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    I believe 'My S-Q-L" is the preferred pronunciation. Sequel came from SEQL (Structured English Query Language) but that was shortened to SQL.

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    Yes, My-Es-Queue-El. Tears me apart every time I hear My-Sequel, just like GIF (with a g sounds instead of a j).
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    Originally posted by filburt1
    Yes, My-Es-Queue-El. Tears me apart every time I hear My-Sequel, just like GIF (with a g sounds instead of a j).
    Then you'd be at hell in my job I have an 80-year old woman that's been trying to learn computers - dont' get me wrong, she knows a hell of a lot for her age and everything.... but damn. "Kyle get me a jaypeg of Robert's piece... but make sure it's not too big or anything, just make it like 100dpi" (totally unaware of the idea that the total pixels are the only true way to measure a pictures size) Ah what the hell, I get paid a lot to do it... so it's all worth it in the end

    My S-Q-L of course...
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    filb, how do you pronounce gif:
    a) as in gift minus the t
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    2) as in jargon minus the argon

    btw: it bothers me too that these people(my cooworkers) say my-sequel. What's even worst is that their microsoft fanatics. This guy is 60 years old and thinks he knows everything. The only think he knows how to do is put text on a page. They don't know anything about mysql, or any database for that matter, and they say that "my sequel" is for kids programming at home, and that real programmers use microsoft's sql. Now that makes me wanna tear my hair out. My best quote... if something( anything) happens that gives an error on the page they always go "it's probably a dns error"
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    2, although that's somewhat hotly contested.
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    I feel more comfortable pronouncing gif as " jif ", as in the Jif peanut butter.

    and of course my S-Q-L.
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    jif and my S-Q-L for me
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    Originally posted by nsr81
    I feel more comfortable pronouncing gif as " jif ", as in the Jif peanut butter.

    and of course my S-Q-L.
    ???

    I don't know how to pronounce 'jif'... I never heard of that peanut butter. I suppose you mean that you pronounce the g in gif and the j in jim. I used to pronouce it that way when I first started college but people would laugh at me and say "what did you just say?" so I grew acostume to saying it as in gift. kinda makes sense, though.
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    There and Back Again :Ogre:


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