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I told them to knock it off, they were making me hungry [Jul. 1st, 2010|10:20 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

I learned a new jargon today: my co-workers pronounce CR+LF as "curly fries", as in "Why are there curly fries in the decoder instantiation?" The adjectival form is "curly-fried", which I like even better.

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[User Picture]From: pixelherder
2010-07-02 05:39 am (UTC)
I've always mentally read it as just "curl-F".

Out of curiosity, how do they read "char"?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-07-02 08:02 pm (UTC)
So is CLRS "curl-S", then?

It varies! I pronounce it like the verb "char", as in "the charred remains of my soul".
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[User Picture]From: jes5199
2010-07-04 06:46 pm (UTC)
I have a pronunciation rule that I wish was hacker standard (but isn't quite), such that abbreviations like "char" are pronounced like the word they're abbreviated from. so "char" is like "care" as in char-acter
"var" would be like "vare" in var-iable, but not even I say that.

I still tend to read /etc/ as "et cetera", but I'm trying to get in the habit of saying "eht-see", which people seem to understand better.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2010-07-04 08:32 pm (UTC)
It always used to be "et cetera", but I picked up "et-suh" from Alex, and now everyone around me seems to say "et-see" and I'm drifting toward that.
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[User Picture]From: jes5199
2010-07-04 06:42 pm (UTC)
+1
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