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Pronouncing PostgreSQL

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Ok...this has irritated me for sometime. I've seen reference to dividing
it up into proper syllables in the mailing archives, but couldn't find
pronunciation of the "gres" part...

Is it:

Post - grease - queue - el

Post - greee - es - queue - el

or

Post - gress - queue - el (as in impress)

Thanks,

Johnn

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John Wells wrote:
Ok...this has irritated me for sometime. I've seen reference to dividing
it up into proper syllables in the mailing archives, but couldn't find
pronunciation of the "gres" part...


FOLDOC (Free Online Dictionary of Computing) says:

PostgreSQL
<database> /'post-gres-kyu-el/ An enhancement of the
POSTGRES database system.
Though I tend to pronounce that last syllable as "ell" not "el". The
difference is one of those trivial matters which Alexander Pope observed
are responsible for starting the greatest conflicts.

"you will go to *Dell* if you don't print my *label*".

Alex
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Post - gress - Q - L

On Wed, 3 Dec 2003, John Wells wrote:
Ok...this has irritated me for sometime. I've seen reference to dividing
it up into proper syllables in the mailing archives, but couldn't find
pronunciation of the "gres" part...

Is it:

Post - grease - queue - el

Post - greee - es - queue - el

or

Post - gress - queue - el (as in impress)

Thanks,

Johnn

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Nov 12 '05 #3

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