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Old 08 January 2021, 20:20   #41
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I've always said info graymes, where "grames" would be a play on "games"
What's a grame? Plays on words usually have some kind of clever double meaning or something. Why change games to grames?

As it is a French company then lilalurl's description is probably right.
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Old 08 January 2021, 20:26   #42
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What's a grame? Plays on words usually have some kind of clever double meaning or something. Why change games to grames?

As it is a French company then lilalurl's description is probably right.
Absolutely no idea what a grame would be. I just figured grames would rhyme with games, so I've always pronounced it like that.
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Old 08 January 2021, 20:50   #43
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According to Wikipedia

The founders wanted to christen the company Zboub Système (which can be approximately translated to Dick System in English), but were dissuaded by their legal counsel. According to Bonnell in a TV interview, they then used a mix-and-match computer program to suggest other names, one of which was "Infogramme": a portmanteau of the French words "informatique" (information technology) and "programme" (a computer program). The final choice, "Infogrames", was a slightly modified version of that suggestion.

edit: dick system, lol.
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Old 08 January 2021, 21:34   #44
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edit: dick system, lol.
Don't knock Dick! I used to program in Pick, created by DICK Pick
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Old 08 January 2021, 21:39   #45
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Krisalis

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Old 08 January 2021, 21:48   #46
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Krisalis

Chris-a-lis
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Cry-salis
This one's an easy one because it's based on the word chrysalis, which is evident in the logo with the butterfly.

kri-suh-lis.
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SQL (of database fame) - I always used to sound it out by letter (Ess-Cue-Ell), until I was informed it's pronounced sequel - by those "in the know"
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Old 09 January 2021, 01:16   #48
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Like Micro$oft Azure, pronounced 'Asia' by some!!
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Old 11 January 2021, 09:26   #49
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SQL (of database fame) - I always used to sound it out by letter (Ess-Cue-Ell), until I was informed it's pronounced sequel - by those "in the know"
Well so many different ways of saying tech stuff. A lot depends of where you come from in. The agile software JIRA.

Nearly everyone I have ever met says Jeee Raaa. But americans and a few other people i have met say say JI Raaa
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Old 11 January 2021, 11:56   #50
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ID would be like bID. if there were full stops (I.D.) then i would pronounce it EYE-DEE
There is no doubt about it since John Romero has basically made a career out of explaining how to pronounce the name (and how Keen, Wolf3D, Doom and Quake were developed), there are at least a dozen Youtube videos where he explains it
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Ikari warriors

I believe I had a few ways of pronouncing that game when I was young.
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