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How do you pronounce UEFI?

@atoponce

I only pronounce a very small subset of acronyms as if they were words. These are what I can think of right now:

NASA, LAN, RAM, BUS, SARS (the disease), FOSS/FLOSS, CAPTCHA, JPEG, GIF, UFO

I removed those that are now commonly known as words but are in reality acronyms like LASER :

bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/

@wdavery @Mehrad I'm also curious about JPEG. How is that pronounceable without pronouncing the "J"? Maybe it's silent? "Heh-peg". 🙃

@atoponce @wdavery

😂😅 good questions 😂

The first letter is pronounced as a letter and the rest using the convention of English vowels and consonants. Similar to how one would pronounce iPhone

@Mehrad @atoponce I’m with you for J-peg but U-fo? Not a chance—this is definitely my first contact with an alien life form

@badrihippo

fair question, but COVID is actually CoViD because it is acronym of "coronavirus disease", so basically we are reading it as an acronym except the last letter. Plus I deliberately tried not to include any of this type of acronyms that have more than one letter per word.

@atoponce

@Mehrad ohh I did not know that was the origin of the word! I always assumed it was some kind of scientific/technical acronym where all the letters meant something 😅

@atoponce

@badrihippo probably you are looking for is SARS-CoV which is acronym of "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus"

The most crazy acronyms are not in medicine but are in IT. For example GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not Unix!"

@atoponce Well, I'm not English so I pronounce it as a Norwegian/German word

@atoponce German interference, I'm most likely saying "You, ehh, fee"

@atoponce @schlink I had to think about which one I use most often, because I think I've used all of these.

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