[nSLUG] GNU/Linux. Linux Pronunciation.
ak621 at chebucto.ns.ca
Thu Jan 29 20:46:58 AST 2009
On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, Mike Spencer wrote:
>> I completely agree with him: calling it GNU/Linux is more
>> appropriate and better reflects the origins of the whole
>> system. It's not going to happen though...
> Maybe we should spell it Lignux.
> We can still (mis)pronounce it in the same (or even gnew) ways but GNU
> will then be embedded in Lignux. And English-speaking gnewbies will
> tend to favor my preferred, non-Torvaldsian pronunciation, rhyming
> with "sign-ux".
> Am I the first to suggest this? Yow!
> - Mike
*** I used to call it "lie-nux" because that is the way it is
spelled. Then I heard a Torvalds sound byte and with his accent, it
comes out as "lee-nux". That is how I say it today.
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