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My friend has said that SQL is pronounced like the word "sequel". I
have never heard of this.
Can anyone verify it?
Jul 19 '05 #1
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Desolation wrote:

My friend has said that SQL is pronounced like the word "sequel". I
have never heard of this.
Can anyone verify it?


Yes. Many people pronounce it as 'sequel'. Many others pronounce it as
'S. Q. L.' Some even pronounce it as 'squirrel' (for some unknown
reason). Amusingly, there are experts who insist on one variant or
another.

I learned SQL in 1983 as part of my SQL/DS & DB2 evals, and 1984 for
Oracle evals. There were raging debates in those days about the correct
pronunciation. To my knowledge, there is no definitive conclusion to
the debate - as a result, when I teach I use both variants
interchangably.

Note that it's really not earth shattering ... it just doesn't matter
.... just PLEASE don't say SQL when you in fact mean "Microsoft SQL
Server"

/Hans
Jul 19 '05 #2

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On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 22:20:18 GMT, Hans Forbrich <fo******@yahoo.net>
wrote:
Desolation wrote:

My friend has said that SQL is pronounced like the word "sequel". I
have never heard of this.
Can anyone verify it?


Yes. Many people pronounce it as 'sequel'. Many others pronounce it as
'S. Q. L.' Some even pronounce it as 'squirrel' (for some unknown
reason). Amusingly, there are experts who insist on one variant or
another.

I learned SQL in 1983 as part of my SQL/DS & DB2 evals, and 1984 for
Oracle evals. There were raging debates in those days about the correct
pronunciation. To my knowledge, there is no definitive conclusion to
the debate - as a result, when I teach I use both variants
interchangably.

Note that it's really not earth shattering ... it just doesn't matter
... just PLEASE don't say SQL when you in fact mean "Microsoft SQL
Server"

/Hans


Thank you that was very informative...
Jul 19 '05 #3

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Bu*****@boxfrog.com says...
My friend has said that SQL is pronounced like the word "sequel". I
have never heard of this.

The database language is "Ess-Queue-Elle".
Microsoft's database product is Sequel Server.
At least that's how we distinguish them here.
Paul...

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Jul 19 '05 #4

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Paul wrote:
Bu*****@boxfrog.com says...

My friend has said that SQL is pronounced like the word "sequel". I
have never heard of this.


The database language is "Ess-Queue-Elle".
Microsoft's database product is Sequel Server.
At least that's how we distinguish them here.
Paul...

The language is sequel - MS's product is called Sukkel Server.
That's Dutch ;-)
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Frank van Bortel

Jul 19 '05 #5

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Yes I have but i dont have anything here to verify this, but mostly it
is called as Structured query language, but sometimes somepeople call
it as Sequal
Jul 19 '05 #6

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Within the company that invented SQL, (IBM), it was referred to as "Sequel"
before any other company copied it.

"Paul" <pa**@not.a.chance.ie> wrote in message
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Bu*****@boxfrog.com says...
My friend has said that SQL is pronounced like the word "sequel". I
have never heard of this.

The database language is "Ess-Queue-Elle".
Microsoft's database product is Sequel Server.
At least that's how we distinguish them here.
Paul...

--
plinehan y_a_h_o_o and d_o_t com
C++ Builder 5 SP1, Interbase 6.0.1.6 IBX 5.04 W2K Pro
Please do not top-post.

"XML avoids the fundamental question of what we should do,
by focusing entirely on how we should do it."

quote from http://www.metatorial.com

Jul 19 '05 #7

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