It is pronounced (s oo s) with a line over the oo part, rhymes with noose or juice or Zeus.
And once you learn VI's search-and-replace syntax, You will find that changing basic calls over to STL ia quite straightforward.
Or you cound choose to use a GUI editor, like abiword in text mode or somehting, which gives you your ctrl-c and ctrl-v, so you can gradual step down from your windows addiction. Like the patch.
And if you really need a windows fix,. they make a BSOD screensaver for Linux.