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grond 04 January 2021 14:54

Learn something new every day: I had no idea it was "id" as in "bid".

Regarding another tech term: now outdated anyway but at least over here most people pronounced "SCSI" as "Ska-zee". How does that hold in international waters?

Gilbert 04 January 2021 16:37

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Originally Posted by DamienD (Post 1450641)
What an absolutely stupid thing to say :scream


lol


I have always said SNK as "sink". Only in recent years have I fixed that

But I say NEC (as in NEC PC Engine) as N..E..C. And I've heard people say that as "Neck"

how do other people say these?

Rotareneg 04 January 2021 17:02

I've never heard anyone ever pronounce them as a word, they're always just spelled out S N K, and N E C.

One of the weirder mispronunciations I've commonly heard is people somehow pronouncing "Genesis" as "Megadrive."

lilalurl 04 January 2021 18:13

NEC as neck (either in French or English). SNK as detached letters.

SCSI when I was young was (French) detached letters. Later heard it in English as Ska-zee, so I stick with that. Although I find it weird that the "rival" technology at the time, IDE is pronounced as detached letters.

BarryB 04 January 2021 23:58

I always pronounce NEC & SNK as their individual letters, same for IDE! SCSI, I have always known it (and heard it pronounced) as SKUZEE!

Foebane 05 January 2021 00:15

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Originally Posted by BarryB (Post 1450796)
I always pronounce NEC & SNK as their individual letters, same for IDE! SCSI, I have always known it (and heard it pronounced) as SKUZEE!

Well, it IS "scuzzy"! How else would you pronounce that? You're right about NEC and SNK, as they sound like they should be pronounced by letter.

As for SCART, I always called it as such, "scart". It would've taken too long to name it by letter. In any case, I never liked that standard anyway, those connectors were ridiculously HUGE compared to HDMI (also pronounced by letter) and they were notoriously weak and unreliable. Ever tried using a multi-SCART connector? Forget it, they were NIGHTMARES!

quantum8 05 January 2021 02:31

^ I've heard SCSI being pronounced as sexy, which it clearly isn't with all that talk of terminations!

Muzkat 05 January 2021 02:51

What about games that are in beta?

I have always pronounced it "bee-tah" but I know many people say "bay-tah."

BarryB 05 January 2021 19:54

Tumayta / Tumarta, Dayta / Darta, Zee / Zed :)

Gorf 05 January 2021 21:05

To Germans its funny how English speakers pronounce the unit "Hz"
MHz like "mehga-hurts"

The unit is named after Heinrich Hertz - pronounced "herrts" the "e" like in "error".

Radertified 05 January 2021 21:34

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Originally Posted by Gorf (Post 1451053)
To Germans its funny how English speakers pronounce the unit "Hz"
MHz like "mehga-hurts"

The unit is named after Heinrich Hertz - pronounced "herrts" the "e" like in "error".

Today I learned I'm pronouncing this wrong.

S0ulA55a551n 05 January 2021 21:52

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Originally Posted by lilalurl (Post 1450360)
I'll move posts to a new thread on this topic if needed.

I always thought that the creators of Wolfenstein 3D/Doom were called I.D. (Hi Dee) software, until I saw a few years ago a youtube video in which people called it ID (heed) software.

Mad that both I hadn't seen this thread when I mentioned this on another thread, and that I was not alone in thinking this. If you use capitals it makes you think it should be two separate letters.

gimbal 08 January 2021 16:36

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Originally Posted by Rotareneg (Post 1450537)
Never heard SEGA pronounced say-ga in the US, it was always seh-ga, just like the boot up jingle on the Sonic games. Still, I wouldn't be surprised if some regional dialects turned it into say-ga.

It's how Sheldon's mother would pronounce it I guess :)

Dastardly 08 January 2021 18:08

How is Infogrames pronounced? Never could work that one out.

BarryB 08 January 2021 19:05

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Originally Posted by Dastardly (Post 1451852)
How is Infogrames pronounced? Never could work that one out.

I've always said it as Info grams

Radertified 08 January 2021 19:15

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Originally Posted by Dastardly (Post 1451852)
How is Infogrames pronounced? Never could work that one out.

I've always said info graymes, where "grames" would be a play on "games"

BippyM 08 January 2021 19:17

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Originally Posted by DamienD (Post 1450641)
What an absolutely stupid thing to say :scream


Only if you're an Aussie






oh wait .... :shocked:crazy:lol:cheese:great

BippyM 08 January 2021 19:19

ID would be like bID. if there were full stops (I.D.) then i would pronounce it EYE-DEE

Sega I always pronounced Say-Ga

Inforgrammes.. InfoGRAMs

But hey, that's just me

oh and Psygnosis .. same as Psycho, Psychologist etc (and how it was pronounced in Blood Money)

lilalurl 08 January 2021 19:29

In French, since the company originated from here, we say something like IN (as in pINt, at least that's the closest sounding English word I can think of) FO GRAM (we don't pronounce the ending S, the A sounds more like pAst than the A in the English pronounciation of grAm)

Radertified 08 January 2021 19:52

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Originally Posted by lilalurl (Post 1451871)
In French, since the company originated from here, we say something like IN (as in pINt, at least that's the closest sounding English word I can think of) FO GRAM (we don't pronounce the ending S, the A sounds more like pAst than the A in the English pronounciation of grAm)

Eyen-fo-grum?


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