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Subject:Re: Do you pronounce... From:"Mike Starr" <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 10 Oct 2007 10:22:53 -0500
Coming at it from a slightly different approach, why not just eliminate the
initialism and spell it out? Just because an initialism exists, doesn't
necessarily mean you have to use it. That particular one seems like one that
I'd have to pause and dredge up from the bowels of my memory whenever I
encounter it... it's not quite intuitive enough for me.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:31 AM
Subject: Do you pronounce...
> FQDN as "Fully Qualified Domain Name", or as "Eff Cue Dee Enn" ?
> And please, nobody say it's a Fekudden.
> Somebody wanted a summary of FQDN and the rules for the fields, and the
> discussion went back and forth in e-mail with one person talking about
> "an FQDN" and the other about "a FQDN", indicating that the first person
> pronounces the letters of the initialism, and the second person either
> always speaks out the full four-word name (even in his head?) or else
> calls it a Fekudden... which I simply won't allow in my docs.
> What I want to know is what most people feel is natural when they see
> the thing written.
> I'm in the Eff Cue Dee Enn camp, so I would write it with the "an" form
> of the indefinite article preceding. Every time I read the other
> fellow's "a FQDN" I found myself uncomfortably sub-vocalizing "a
> Fekudden"...... nasty. And yet, there he is, and he's a native english
> speaker, so ... is there a majority opinion?
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