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Offline Halcyon

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Re: "LED's" or "Lead's" boxes or -/\/\/\-
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2016, 08:41:44 am »
Or color and colour. Why have extra letters when near enough is good enough? Spelling is hard.  :box:
Yes, y hav xtra leters wen ner enuf is gud enuf?

 

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Re: "LED's" or "Lead's" boxes or -/\/\/\-
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2016, 02:31:31 pm »
SATA: to rhyme with NASA

SATA: Serial Aye Tee Aye

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« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2016, 03:17:27 pm »
    SCSI = "scuzzy"

    on the other hand, IDE = "eye dee ee"

"scuzzy" is also common over here. And we pronounce PATA (IDE) and SATA often "peh ahtah" and "ess ahtah".
 

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« Reply #53 on: November 24, 2016, 03:30:15 pm »
i expect SATA claus 2 climb down my broadband this xmus 
did i mention routers or rootrs as some of the UK may say  :-DD

 
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« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2016, 05:19:06 pm »
did i mention routers or rootrs as some of the UK may say  :-DD
I know a lot of Aussies who are dead against "rowter" because we take a direct "root" not a direct "rowt". I kinda agree but I still say "rowter" instead of "rooter"
 

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Re: "LED's" or "Lead's" boxes or -/\/\/\-
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2016, 06:09:44 pm »
    SCSI = "scuzzy"

    on the other hand, IDE = "eye dee ee"

"scuzzy" is also common over here. And we pronounce PATA (IDE) and SATA often "peh ahtah" and "ess ahtah".

Paytah and Saytah.
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« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2016, 06:14:49 pm »
Paytah and Saytah.
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« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2016, 06:27:13 pm »
I know a lot of Aussies who are dead against "rowter" because we take a direct "root" not a direct "rowt". I kinda agree but I still say "rowter" instead of "rooter"

A "rooter" works out the best route to a destination. A "rowter" is a tool that cuts slots in things.
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« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2016, 06:56:59 pm »
I know a lot of Aussies who are dead against "rowter" because we take a direct "root" not a direct "rowt". I kinda agree but I still say "rowter" instead of "rooter"

A former Aussie work mate told me that I shouldn't pronounce a router "rooter" in Australia which might cause some embarrassment. In my industry everyone says "rowter" anyway, but when speaking German it's "rooter".
 

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« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2016, 07:14:46 pm »
What about a Roto Router?
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« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2016, 07:33:18 pm »
So the rooter is the rootenist tootinest rooter?
 

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« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2016, 02:21:35 am »
I know a lot of Aussies who are dead against "rowter" because we take a direct "root" not a direct "rowt". I kinda agree but I still say "rowter" instead of "rooter"

A "rooter" works out the best route to a destination. A "rowter" is a tool that cuts slots in things.

The packet directing router 'routes' (roots), the woodworking tool 'routs' (rowts). The E on the end changes the vowel sound.

I think that's also the general rule that people who say 'kaysh' for cache (kash) are misapplying. The OED has IPA guides for Scots/US/Aus/NZ dialect variations, but it doesn't have one for 'kaysh'.

I won't let it bother me though, Dave.  ;)

We call SATA 'sahta' 'round these parts.
 

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« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2016, 03:02:05 am »
I refer to cache as "Kay-sh". If I hear someone say "cash", I straight away think of money. I've also heard "Cash-aye".

I refer to SATA as "Serial A-T-A". Pronouncing it phonetically sounds awfully close to a Finnish swear word.
 

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« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2016, 03:23:37 am »
I refer to cache as "Kay-sh". If I hear someone say "cash", I straight away think of money. I've also heard "Cash-aye".

I refer to SATA as "Serial A-T-A". Pronouncing it phonetically sounds awfully close to a Finnish swear word.

I believe "cash-eh" is the correct way to say it, based on the origins of the word. Though, "cash" has become so used when referring to computer memory, it would be okay to pronounce the word differently depending on usage.

Your computer has a CPU cash; the enemy has a cash-aye of weapons.
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« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2016, 03:43:10 am »
I refer to cache as "Kay-sh". If I hear someone say "cash", I straight away think of money. I've also heard "Cash-aye".

I believe "cash-eh" is the correct way to say it, based on the origins of the word. Though, "cash" has become so used when referring to computer memory, it would be okay to pronounce the word differently depending on usage.

Your computer has a CPU cash; the enemy has a cash-aye of weapons.

I have always understood cache to be pronounced as "cash" (it is a French borrowing and the French pronunciation is like cash).

You can verify from various sources, for example:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/pronunciation/english/cache

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cache

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« Reply #65 on: November 25, 2016, 03:45:36 am »
I believe "cash-eh" is the correct way to say it

Incidentally, there is a different word cachet, which is indeed pronounced as "cash-eh".
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« Reply #66 on: November 25, 2016, 03:48:51 am »
I always pronounce it as "cash", because almost always more cache means more cash.
 

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« Reply #67 on: November 25, 2016, 05:09:02 am »

I used to always pronounce the letters of LED, until at one place I worked we somehow started an ongoing joke of insisting that all acronyms must be pronounced as words.  This was in the days when laptops had PCMCIA slots...   

The one that really annoys me is when people say "PCB Board."   A co-host of a certain electronics podcast (not Amp Hour) says this, as well as the non-electronics annoyances of saying "granite" instead of "granted,"  and pronouncing "especially" with a K.

I never liked rectangles for resistors, IEC symbols, or the Elektor schematic style.  All things that in my mind fix problems that never existed.


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Re: "LED's" or "Lead's" boxes or -/\/\/\-
« Reply #68 on: November 25, 2016, 05:16:22 am »
I know a lot of Aussies who are dead against "rowter" because we take a direct "root" not a direct "rowt". I kinda agree but I still say "rowter" instead of "rooter"

A "rooter" works out the best route to a destination. A "rowter" is a tool that cuts slots in things.

A "rooter" is an animal that uses its nose to find food.  Often they are the source of bacon. 

You just have to pick your poison.  There will be confusion whichever way you say it.  You may be able to select who you confuse.

 

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« Reply #69 on: November 25, 2016, 05:16:58 am »

I used to always pronounce the letters of LED, until at one place I worked we somehow started an ongoing joke of insisting that all acronyms must be pronounced as words.  This was in the days when laptops had PCMCIA slots...

But "Pik-Mik-E-Ah" is so fun to say!
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"LED's" or "Lead's" boxes or -/\/\/\-
« Reply #70 on: November 25, 2016, 06:04:51 am »
(the 's were fixed. I type faster then I think.)

Nothing to fix if you're old -- I have at least one if not three writing style guides around here which  show that in formal papers the plural of an acronym used "'s" back in the day.

But with more and more things like Compact Disc becoming "CD" in formal writing, typing C.D.'s or later CD's went out of vogue with the formal writing crowd and now they appear to pluralize via capitalization only.

Of course, almost no one types R.A.D.A.R. anymore, either.

Language mutates.

But " 's " was once the accurate, formal, way to pluralize an acronym.

(Just like that Oxford comma I just snuck into that sentence. Also no longer correct per the Associated Press style guide and others, and more controversial. "Let's eat, grandma!" vs "Let's eat grandma!" :) )
 

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« Reply #71 on: November 25, 2016, 06:37:23 am »
(the 's were fixed. I type faster then I think.)

They "were" fixed, so they are no longer fixed now?
Also, I think it's always a good idea to think before you type.
 

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« Reply #72 on: November 25, 2016, 06:51:02 am »
In schematics/articles/books I like zigzag for a resistor and box for general impedance symbol. With hand-drawn symbols I've seen too many resistors that looked just like inductors drawn on blackboards or lecture notes. Especially when someone wants to quickly explain a concept and chicken-scratches a fragment of circuit. Usually at the moment of explanation it's obvious from context which one it will be, but not so obvious looking at it few months later ;)

My pet peeve are two popular symbols for current source - circle with arrow inside and two intertwining circles. First one means VOLTAGE source in circuit theory and second one is used as transformer in electrical drawings.
 

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« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2016, 06:53:46 am »
(the 's were fixed. I type faster then I think.)

They "were" fixed, so they are no longer fixed now?
Also, I think it's always a good idea to think before you type.

Depends on your use of the word 'fixed'.
If it is the past tense of the verb to 'fix', then the fixing action has been completed - and 'were' is used correctly.
If it is used as an adjective to describe "the 's" then blueskull's criticism is valid.
 

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« Reply #74 on: November 25, 2016, 06:56:52 am »
Yeah I know right :D
And what about programmers that call the char variable type a
CHar! Like CHoo CHoo train!

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