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face_master
08-04-2002, 12:35 AM
Is GUI pronounced "Gooey"? Or is it G - U - I?

dirkduck
08-04-2002, 12:39 AM
Well I always say it as G-U-I, I hope I havn't been making a fool out of myself all this time ;).

DontBSlak
08-04-2002, 12:43 AM
Hi, i just read somewhere that it can
be pronounced as gooey. They're probly
both correct....

face_master
08-04-2002, 12:44 AM
>> They're probly both correct....

How could they both be correct?

mithrandir
08-04-2002, 03:24 AM
I guess as long as people know what you're talking about, either way would be accepted.

Everyone I know says GUI as "gooey". I've never heard someone pronounce it "gee yew eye".

endo
08-04-2002, 08:03 AM
Its gooey, its so funny it must be true :)

netboy
08-04-2002, 09:27 AM
I think it depends on how you wanna pronounce it isn't? As long as ppl understand what you are talking about... I pronouce it as G-U-I though...:rolleyes:

Fordy
08-04-2002, 09:28 AM
gee yew eye

But then I dont work in IT so the common way of refering to things often escapes me.....

I think saying gooey is rediculous.......same as that SQL/sequel thing.......

Sounds like something dreamed up by a marketing guy;

"I dont understand it...I dont want to understand it...but I'll give it a silly name to divert people's attentions from my ignorance on the subject"

MethodMan
08-04-2002, 09:57 AM
Ive always said Gooey.

itld
08-04-2002, 10:11 AM
howdy,
LOL

"I dont understand it...I dont want to understand it...but I'll give it a silly name to divert people's attentions from my ignorance on the subject"

G-U-I, i feel silly as hell saying gooey.

M.R.

endo
08-04-2002, 11:21 AM
SQL == S Q L, whats all this sequel bs??

rahaydenuk
08-04-2002, 02:48 PM
I've heard people use both 'gooey' and 'g-u-i', although I prefer the latter.

Regards,

Waldo2k2
08-04-2002, 04:06 PM
I think perhaps back in the darker ages of computing, some intelligent person came up with the graphic user interface and called it a G-U-I for short, and a littler farther down the road an idiot pronounced it gooey...and he told other idiots, and soon people were brought up saying gooey....and today the word is in widespread use. It's almost sad.....

note: not a put down to those who use the word gooey, but i beleive that if you talked to a professional about your favorite gooey, he'd probably give you his spare pocket change and a pat on the head......lol

Fountain
08-04-2002, 04:25 PM
had to be Gee Yew Eii......goooeey? oh wow, weird

xlnk
08-04-2002, 05:03 PM
gooey. Everyone i know says gooey.

Nick
08-04-2002, 05:31 PM
gooey --- GUI sounds too much like DUI.

Klinerr1
08-04-2002, 06:17 PM
g-u-i gooey sounds stupid. tho it doesnt matter, tis jsut a personel prefrence. as logn as we all know wut ur talking about.

Prelude
08-04-2002, 06:29 PM
Has no one bothered to look this up? :rolleyes:


GUI (goo'e)
n.
An interface for issuing commands to a computer utilizing a pointing device,
such as a mouse, that manipulates and activates graphical images on a monitor.

http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=GUI

Don't forget that the people who come up with these things are far from serious. The whimsical variation is usually the correct one.

-Prelude

Govtcheez
08-04-2002, 06:53 PM
Gooey...

I always said sql as S-Q-L before I went to a MS event and the guys there called it "sequel"... I figured they were probably more right than me.

no-one
08-04-2002, 07:09 PM
G-U-I, always... and i hear-by decree never to call i a gooey.

lightatdawn
08-04-2002, 08:00 PM
Gooey. Always have. Its faster to say. Plus its a conversation piece if mentioned around the computer illiterate. ;) "Say what?"

I think if you pay attention you'll find that its not the only acronym that has become a new word. I think I'd be a little confused should someone revert to saying certain actual acronyms. NASA anyone?

-KEN-
08-04-2002, 08:00 PM
GUI is G-U-I and SQL is S-Q-L, damnit. I mean, if it looks like an acronym, how the hell else am I gonna pronounce it?

golfinguy4
08-04-2002, 10:08 PM
Damnit [trying to remember english class]. There is a name for acronyms that are supposed to be pronounced (i.e. GUI as gooey). I can't remember it though. Supposedly, it is a relatively new term.

face_master
08-05-2002, 12:09 AM
Hey I thought of something else: what about ASCII ANSI, and EBCDIC?

face_master
08-05-2002, 12:10 AM
>> I think saying gooey is rediculous.......
Thats the reason behind me starting this thread.

face_master
08-05-2002, 01:07 AM
And another: FAQ

black
08-05-2002, 02:54 AM
Originally posted by dirkduck
Well I always say it as G-U-I, I hope I havn't been making a fool out of myself all this time ;).

if then I made a fool too, ha~ :D

Govtcheez
08-05-2002, 05:55 AM
ancy, askee, fak... I don't know about the other one.

black
08-05-2002, 05:59 AM
Guess what ? GUI and gooey got almost same votes what confused me even much. Is there any official explainations ? :confused:

Hammer
08-05-2002, 06:03 AM
Originally posted by black
Is there any official explainations ? :confused:
Prelude already posted a link.

RobR
08-05-2002, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
ancy, askee, fak... I don't know about the other one.

Always pronounced it EB-ZI-DIC myself.

ober
08-05-2002, 07:31 AM
it's always been gooey here... I've never even heard anyone say "G-U-I"... that just sounds too computer uppity.

mithrandir
08-05-2002, 07:51 AM
How about cout and cin?

I say "see out" and "see in", but I've heard people say "cowt" and "sin".

skipper
08-05-2002, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by [Stealth]

I say "see out" and "see in", but I've heard people say "cowt" and "sin".

Stick with your pronunciation of these two. :)

-Skipper

Cshot
08-05-2002, 10:36 AM
gooey, sequel, ann see, askee, chose seckon dic
I've heard professionals and non-professionals call it gooey but never heard it called gee yew eye before.

to-may-to to-mah-to :D