kaled - 10:56 am on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
I refuse to use "sequel" because SQL is an acronym -- I use "es queue elle."
I think there is some confusion here...
An acronym is a word and should be pronounced as such.
A capitalized abbreviation is NOT a word and should be spelled out when pronounced.
Given the way MySQL is written (uppercase except for the 'y') the only sensible pronunciation is "my ess cue elle".
If people don't mind, let's extend this discussion...
1) Should Lynux be pronounced "lie-nucks" or "linnucks"?
I use "lie-nucks" since it appears to be named in part after the author.
2) Should URL be pronounced "earl" or "you are elle"?
I use "earl" since this is easier, shorter and quicker and this is the purpose of any shorthand.