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    Whoa...

    How did this thing get bumped up?

    BTW: I might be starting a flame war, but NO ONE says the pound.
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    What about `glibc', how is it pronounced?
    I'm just curious about it.
    Please don't fake me for bumping this up.
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    I pronounce it gee lib see.

    btw, this is an interesting thread for me because I'm a self taught programmer, I've never heard someone pronouncing those words, I always read them (books internet etc) so learning how people usually pronounce them is quite interesting!
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    I always pronounce GNU Gee En New whereas it is supposed to be Guhnew. etc

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    any ideas how GNOME is supposed to be pronounced then

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    Originally posted by glUser3f
    any ideas how GNOME is supposed to be pronounced then
    That one's easy. The 'g' is silent, just like the regular word 'gnome.' Thus, nome.
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    How about WNDCLASSEX :P
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    Originally posted by JaWiB
    How about WNDCLASSEX :P
    LOL, good one
    I pronounce it wnd class ex

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    It doesn't even make sense to pronounce them literally, as they are spelled. They are meant to abreviations made up of letters from words that describe them or what they repersent.

    char - a character, not a way of cooking meat
    cin - character input, not something you go to confession for.
    cout - character output, anything else is weird

    They are abstractions, not literal words.

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    Originally posted by JaWiB
    How about WNDCLASSEX :P
    Wind-Class-Ex - meaning: Extended Window Class


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    Originally posted by joshdick
    That one's easy. The 'g' is silent, just like the regular word 'gnome.' Thus, nome.
    You are incorrect.

    From the GNOME FAQ :

    "GNOME is officially pronounced "guh-NOME""

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    Here's a good one that many people get wrong...

    How does Donald Knuth pronounce his name?

    Ka-NOOTH



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    Q: GNOME: "nome" or "guh-nome"?

    A: In English, the word "gnome" is pronounced with a silent "g". However, GNOME itself is generally pronounced as "guh-nome", just as GNU is pronounced "guh-noo" when referring to the GNU Project.
    I stand corrected.
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    I pronounce it as "sin"
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    I say see-in and see-out. I think it's more indicative of what you actually mean. Plus, the pronunciation of the first consonant should stay the same because that is what stays constant. Ie, console-in, console-out. Therefore, you should either say: see-in/see-out, sin/sout, or kin/kout. I prefer the first because it separates the pronunciation of the two parts of the word.

    As for include and define, etc, I don't say the pound, because you never have include and define without the pound, so there's no point saying it. Then again, it would probably result in people thinking they didn't need the pound, which would have disastrous consequences.
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