[nSLUG] GNU/Linux. Linux Pronunciation.

Richard Bonner 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.

  Richard



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