How do YOU pronounce these?

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  1. zurich

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    Ever since loading up Wolf 3D on my 386, it's always been I. D. (eye dee) software for me... this "Id" stuff is heresy :p
     
  2. TheAlSpark

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    Yeah, me too. I always thought I.D. Now I say id. Yes, I am that lazy.

    artic ocean!
     
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    same thing. but I also got convinced by Wolf3D's "read this!" pages. Id is the same latin word as in "id est"
     
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    ATTY (or, something like "Ah-tee") is a very German way of saying it - first time I went to CeBit everyone was shouting that - ATI's European HQ is in Germany and I've heard a number of people there say it that way so I don't know if that is lead by the employee's or the general populace or vice versa. A.T.I. is how its said by the Canadian, US and few UK employee's that I've met.

    I've never really considered NVIDIA to be anything but n-videa.
     
  5. Nom De Guerre

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    Do the words ATI and NVIDIA stand for anything?

    Note also that I think it's officially ATi, with "i" in small case. Why?
     
  6. mkillio

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    How do you pronounce cache?
     
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    Agreed and both the OED and Collins dictionary agree.

    Anyone saying something else is just trying to sound pompous :grin:
     
  9. digitalwanderer

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    cash-ay. :oops:

    I can't help it, I never heard the word for years using it and that's just how I pronounced it in my head.
     
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    Cache, as it's French ("cash" for you Anglophone).
     
  11. Blazkowicz

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    cash in French and kaytsh in English :)
     
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    Aren't you thinking of cachet?
     
  13. Simon F

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    What English is that? Look at the pronunciation guide in the OED and you'll see that cache and cash are identical.
     
  14. MuFu

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    quiche.
     
  15. TheAlSpark

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    ATi: At least no one has said "eighty" :lol:

    Nice example with quiche.
     
  16. Nom De Guerre

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    Fan-nee?

    Fan-nay?

    Phun-ney?

    Fan-nay?

    Funny?
     
  17. MuFu

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    What about ASRock?

    ass-rock
    azz-rock <= me.
    ace-rock
     
  18. Ollo

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    :)
     
  19. TheAlSpark

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    I would agree with that. :)

    Oh yeah... ah.... Eidos ->

    Ay-dose?
    Eye-dose <= me
    Ee-dose?
     
  20. MuFu

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    eye-doss

    For years I pronounced it ee-eye-doss, as in Old McDonald had a farm, ee-eye-ee-eye-doss.
     
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