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Reply 80 of 97, by sliderider

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VileRancour wrote:
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Anybody else who always pronouces Giga as Jigga?

Hey, I grew up on Back to the Future.

1.21 gigawatts?!?

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Reply 81 of 97, by Chaniyth

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Definately 4-80-6, same for 286 and 386

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Reply 82 of 97, by Anonymous Coward

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Except for the 286 and the 386, you need to add the extra 80 at the front for street cred.

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Reply 84 of 97, by Anonymous Coward

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I hate it when people try to make every acronym sound like a word. You should only say it as a word if it sounds good....like SCSI.

I like the people who used to call every 16-bit ISA slot an "EISA" slot because they had never seen a 32-bit EISA slot before and just assumed that AT bus was an extension of XT bus and was therefore EISA.

I also don't like hearing about "ice uh" slots. It's "I S A' damnit.

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Reply 85 of 97, by DonutKing

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Reminds me of a co-worker, about ~10 years ago, he was a bit of a strange bloke.

He said something about a 'pc card'. So I asked him what he meant, and he goes 'ha! that's a question from the younger generation!'

Turns out he was referring to a 16-bit ISA card. I knew exactly what ISA was, I'd just never heard of it referred to that way. The context was an old SCSI card for a scanner IIRC.

If anything I'd have expected 'PC Card' to refer to an 8 bit ISA card.

But yeah, I've always said 'three eight six', 'four eight six', etc.
I had friends that called executable files 'exksies' but I always said 'E X E'.

I also say 'directories' and never 'folders'.

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Reply 87 of 97, by awgamer

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I've never heard someone say exksies before. I'm used to hearing exec, short for executable, which makes sense, doesn't bug me, but sayee-tuh/payee-tuh saa-tuh/paa-tuh just sounds stupid to me.

Reply 88 of 97, by Anonymous Coward

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I've never heard of a "PC card" to refer to ISA before. This is PC card as I know it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_card
Maybe that's what 8-bit ISA was called before the XT came out. I know the busses between 1983 and 1988 were referred to as "XT bus" and "AT bus" before EISA came out. Were the cards called "XT cards" and "AT cards"? Maybe I should read some really old byte magazines to find out.

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Reply 89 of 97, by King_Corduroy

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Lol it seems all the ways I'm saying things and have heard anyone else say them are all the exact ways that annoy you.

SATA = Saytah
IDE = Eyed
ISA = Eyesuh
BIOS = Bye-Ohce
GB = Gigga-byte (hard G sound)

For directories I say directories or folders, it depends on who I am speaking to. For Executables I say program(s) or E-X-E(s).
I don't have a hard set rule on many ways to say stuff, as long as I can understand you that's good enough. 🤣

Those are the only ones I can think of but there are probably more. 😜

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Reply 90 of 97, by tincup

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Mostly pretty conventional; - if the acronym easily sound like a word I'll go with that, otherwise the shorter ones get spelled out. There are exceptions. Here's some off the top of my head:

"As Letters"
IDE = I-D-E
ISA = I-S-A
EISA = E-I-S-A
PCI = P-C-I
PCIE = P-C-I-E
CPU = C-P-U
GPU = G-P-U
PSU = P-S-U
KB = K-B
ATA = A-T-A
FSB = F-S-B
GUI/UI = G-U-I etc
HTML etc = H-T-M-L etc.
ISO = I-S-O, temping as a word, but then isometric implied..

"As Words"
MIDI = Middy
MIPS = Mips
POST = post
RAID = raid
SIMM/DIMM = sym/dym
SATA = Sa-ta
ASCII = Asky
GB = Giggabyte or Gig
RAM = Ram
MEG/MEGA = Meg/Mega
BIOS = Bi-ose
FAQ = Fack
FIFO = Feye-Foh

"Mixed"
VRam... = V-ram/D-Ram etc

Reply 91 of 97, by Anonymous Coward

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Lol it seems all the ways I'm saying things and have heard anyone else say them are all the exact ways that annoy you.

Yep. Pretty much all wrong, but you did get gigabyte right. 😁
Maybe Canada is like the bizarro world of the American midwest.

I also don't like GUI being read as "gooey". That's the last thing I want to think of when I'm using a public PC.

I've always said "F-A-Q" for FAQ, but if I said it as a word it would definitetly be "Fuck you".

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Reply 92 of 97, by King_Corduroy

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Ugh I hate it when people say gooey also. 🤣

I just say Fack for FAQ. Middy for MIDI. I always mistakenly say ascii as "assy" but someone always corrects me 🤣.

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Reply 94 of 97, by King_Corduroy

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🤣 REBOOT! Oh man! I used to watch that as a kid! 🤣

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Reply 95 of 97, by Zorbid

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sunaiac wrote:
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In france we have it simple :
"Quatre cent quatre vingt six" : "Four hundred four twenty six"

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correction : "four hundred eighty six" in english 😁

That's belgian : quatre cent octante six 😀

Belgians say quatre-vingt too (but use septante and nonante for 70 and 90). Swiss folks use huitante, and octante, the most logical one, is obsolete everywhere AFAIK 😀.

Quatre cent quatre-ving six DX deux soixante six... Drools.

Reply 96 of 97, by Malik

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For me, and as far as I can remember, it's always been :

Eight - O - Eight - Eight
Two - Eight - Six
Three - Eight - Six

and

Four - Eight - Six.

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