Mispronounced tech terms

Nate Smith explains the right pronuncuations for all sorts of nerd words like "GIF" and "meme" -- if not the correct ones. [Slacktory]

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  1. Satire? Troll? I am not sure what it is, but it isn’t really funny or interesting.

  2. They could have at least gotten the fake-wrong pronunciation of internet right.

    1. You mean the invisible “S” on the end? or how “net” is really pronounced “webs”?

  3. Nate Smith publishes article designed to get Anonymous to send over pizzas and hookers… Film at 11.

    1. If you’re actually asking, then it just depends on whether you’re talking about a Systems Operator, or a melodramatic blubberer.

  4. I do sometimes say “Squill” to confound coders.

    And I’ve never been quite sure of the “disk”/”disc” spelling. So I use “disq.”

    I’ll also admit that I was an embarrassingly long way into Anathem before I realized some of the etymology.

  5. I thought it actually was Vee-Logging… ‘Vladimir’s Vlachian Vlog’ makes so much more sense now!

    1. I formally request a refund of my 45 seconds.  I’m sure I have the receipt here somewhere…

  6. Wow… that was a huge waste of time.  It irritated me even more because I’ve heard people saying “Memmay” or “MayMay” or “MeMe” and I didn’t know what they were talking about.

  7. Back in the days, trolling meant something.

    meme = may-may
    desu = dee-suh
    sage = sayj
    4chan = fortune

  8. Am I dumb here, or isn’t the real correct way of pronouncing GIF like the peanut butter? So, the satire piece about which holds up mispronunciation gets the first one wrong/right?

    1. So, the satire piece about which holds up mispronunciation gets the first one wrong/right?

      He begins with a truthful anecdote about the pronunciation of gif and then goes on to satirize that by giving made-up examples.  So, no.

  9. Zoid: So, you want to be a comedian, is it?
    Zoidberg: It’s my lifelong dream.
    Zoid: [shouting] Well that dream dies now. [He bangs his claw on the table.] You’re unfunny and untalented.

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