| 8:25 pm on Feb 20, 2010 (gmt 0)|
In case you're serious, Small Computer System Interface. (pronounced scuzzy) [en.wikipedia.org].) I don't see how you get to Sue-si from Scoo si . . .:-)
I was around when the first SCSI drives hit the original Macs, WOO HOO, 20 MEGABYTES! That's MEGABYTES man, MEGABYTES!
| 11:23 am on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I pronounce it "My S.Q.L." but I really like My-Squirrel (see a few posts above). But sequel, saquil, socual, whatever is fine too. Anyway most people probably already know what you are talking about.
btw, if you like to make acronyms out of abbreviationos., how do you pronounce RDBMS then? And what about MS-SQL? Miss Squirrel maybe. ;)
| 11:58 am on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
so TLA is not a three letter acronym, but actually a three letter abbreviation? Makes the whole joke useless :-(
| 12:26 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
i use... 'my sequel' and "You are ell"
| 2:08 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
there seems to be a LOT of confusion about the difference between an acronym and an abbreviation.
RSVP is not an acronym, it's an abbreviation. So is NFL and USSR. Would americans call all of these acronyms? Maybe that's the difference.
At least according to dictionary definition, an acronym is "a word formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term". Apart from the examples used, others include UNESCO, SNAFU, ABBA (from their first names) and KISS (keep it simple stupid)
MySQL is an interesting one as it can be used as an abbreviation (My S-Q-L) or in an acronym like way (my sequel)
| 3:22 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Dang! You mean it's not pronounced misk-ul?
| 4:10 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I say "sequel".
I also say "you are ell" (URL), and I can't stand it when people say "earl", to rhyme with "hurl"
Some say the name is an intentional pun, named in the heyday of structured programming, as a replacement for Query Language. So SQL is a "sequel" to QL. Others say SQL is derived from SEQUEL the structured ENGLISH query language which was created in the 70's by IBM. They shortened the name because of trademark issues. The core SQL working group pronounces it "ess cue ell".
The official way to pronounce MySQL is "my ess cue ell".
Get back to work!
| 6:55 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Meh. Work is for people who don't know how to fish. :-)
| 8:20 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
My S Q L and U R L
| 9:20 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
just to further muddy the waters--I took a relational db processing class last semester and the author of our textbook, David Kroenke, made it a point to say that you should pronounce SQL as "sequel" and that actually taking the time to pronounce each letter is a sign that you're a noob.
his words, not mine!
| 10:14 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
| 10:39 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|David Kroenke, made it a point to say that you should pronounce SQL as "sequel" and that actually taking the time to pronounce each letter is a sign that you're a noob. |
IMO he is a +k-o
| 11:46 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I say MySequel for the database and Es Cue El for the writing of the language. Am I broken?
I actually used the word Sequel to refer to the language once with one of my Italian programmer friends and he genuinely didn't know what I was referring to.
| 11:50 pm on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I've never heard someone reference MySQL as My S Q L. It's new to me and sounds very bizarre. I've also never heard anyone pronounce Microsoft's SQL Server as "S Q L Server", it has always been "sequel server".
I'm in the Northeast if it matters - but really, does any of it? :)
Good Sunday topic.
| 2:15 am on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
that is all.
| 2:43 am on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I've said 'sequel' a couple of times, but I keep thinking 'sequel to what?' It's definitely, not My Sequel (personally, it can't even type), and I don't usually keep two of them around if they're the same, except for the backup, which makes what I'm using a prequel, so it just sounds funny to me to be calling it a sequel to something when I have no clue what the first was...
| 3:06 am on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|I'm far beyond caring if anyone thinks that's wrong. I'm older, and therefore, must know better. :) |
I'll say amen to that and I'm not religious! I also refuse to create a false word out of the letters of an acronym. Super Quick Launch may someday be a webmaster term and I'd still call that S.Q.L and not sequel.
Besides, if you're really trying to create a word out of acronym letters... "Mice Quel" would be more accurate in this case.
| 3:32 am on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I've alway's said "My" "S" "Q" "L"...
| 4:00 am on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Our office has a lot of people who speak "international" English. (Lots of thick accents, inappropriately mixed metaphors, generally simplified and/or broken grammar).
The only people who pronounced it "Sequel" tended to come from the Indian continent...
Combined with a thick accent and the odd turns of phrase, well...
We essentially banned the usage. It's officially Ess-Que-Elle where I work. Too many geeks speaking in too many variations of geekinese leads to problems.
|the author of our textbook, David Kroenke, made it a point to say that you should pronounce SQL as "sequel" and that actually taking the time to pronounce each letter is a sign that you're a noob. |
Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach (or write textbooks). With the "skill" level I'm seeing coming out of the Universities and Tech schools the past 5 or 10 years, I'd gladly invite 99% of instructors for a meeting out by the bike racks, after school.
| 8:11 am on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)|
regarding all those titles he wrote on the subject of "management information systems" - does he pronounce those "miss" or does he noobishly spell them out "em eye ess"?
| 4:19 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Long ago, I had a contract agent ask me if I knew "My Squirrel"...
| 8:54 pm on Mar 8, 2010 (gmt 0)|
OMG, well if you and I are using it, and he's using it, and she's using it, isn't it really OurSQL?
MySQL: My Ess Queue Ell
SQL: Ess Queue Ell
SQL Server: Sequel Server
MS SQL Server: Microsoft Sequel Server
MSSQL: Emm Ess Ess Queue Ell
TLA: F#$*@@!ing Tea Ell Eh
| 4:07 pm on Mar 11, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I cannot believe all the wrong answers here. There is only one way to pronouce "MySQL" and that's.......('scuze me a sec......)
[Si, otra cerveza por favor.......gracias]
Where was I?
| 2:26 am on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Some Oracle guys I used to work with called it "Skewel" - usually with a snarl.
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