Re: "a SQL sever" vs "an SQL server"

Subject: Re: "a SQL sever" vs "an SQL server"
From: Art Campbell <art -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 13:10:29 -0400

I was always taught to use the article associated with the words that made
the acronym, not the acronym... So "a Structured Query Language
server" would be correct; "an Structured Query Language server" would

On 9/22/05, arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com <arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com> wrote:
> This came up today.
> In our old documentation the author uses "an" for SQL server. But all
> our people pronounced "SQL" as "sequel." So, one of the engineers came
> to me and said, "this is all wrong, it should be 'a SQL server'!" I
> explained that when pronouncing it as "ess cue ell" you would us "an."

Art Campbell art -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com
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