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    What about "Id Software"? I think it's pronounced id as in:
    "id - the one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that is completely unconscious and is the source of psychic energy derived from instinctual needs and drives"
    - Merriam Webster.

    But I always say ID (Identification), I think it sounds better.

    Also there is GUI, I say the letters, but some people say "gooey".
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    Hmm, with cin I say "sin", but with cout it's "c-out"

    How about WNDCLASSEX :P
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    Re: Whoa...

    Originally posted by Stan100
    How did this thing get bumped up?

    BTW: I might be starting a flame war, but NO ONE says the pound.
    I say "Hash Include studduh eye oh dot h"
    for #include <stdio.h>

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    Is # as in #include pronounced number, pound or sharp?
    You forgot "octathorp" which is what I think of when I see the symbol

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    Originally posted by Thantos
    You forgot "octathorp" which is what I think of when I see the symbol
    You forgot the e on the end of octothorpe.


    Yes, I used dictionary.com to learn what the word meant, and the spelling.
    Away.

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    damn you, yea I did. Was in a hurry

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    Oh here is a good one:

    How do you pronounce:
    SafeArrayDestroyDescriptor()?

    Man, talk about cryptic!

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    Re: Whoa...

    Originally posted by Stan100
    BTW: I might be starting a flame war, but NO ONE says the pound.
    i say the pound...
    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.

    -Rog
    what about SETI or NAACP or W3C? they were made because it takes too long to write/say the full words... for lazy people like me

    //edit: i know these aren't exactly abbreviations, but yeah...
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    I have learned NOT to talk programming commands with other people. Half the time I end up screwing up the pronunciation. Like one time I said synapse instead of syntax and looked like a total idiot. I will stick to typing commands.
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