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MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. MySQL is officially pronounced (My S-Q-L), but often pronounced (My SeQueL). It is named for original developer Michael Widenius's daughter My.
I refuse to use "sequel" because SQL is an acronym -- I use "es queue elle."
2) Should URL be pronounced "earl" or "you are elle"?
I know it's wrong but I like MySQL to rhyme with bicycle.
However, most examples in English grammar with acronyms call for each letter to be said individually.No No No
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[edited by: eelixduppy at 8:26 pm (utc) on Feb 17, 2010]
Firstly, this is a vocabulary issue not a grammar issue.
Secondly, by definition an acronym is a word and should not be spelled out when spoken.
Examples of acronyms : laser & NATO
NATO is normally written in capitals because its a name (and each part would begin with a capital).
However, most examples in English grammar with acronyms call for each letter to be said individually.
By definition, an acronym is an abbreviation of a word or phrase. It varies because some words would sound awful if you said them as one word.TWADDLE
The official way to pronounce “mysql” is “My Ess Que Ell” (not “my sequel”), but we don't mind if you pronounce it as “my sequel” or in some other localized way.