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how do you pronounce 'tuple'?

Yes, silly question, but it keeps me up at night. :)

I know it comes from the suffix -tuple, which makes me think it's
pronounced as 'toople', but I've seen (at m-w.com) that the first
pronunciation option is 'tuhple', so I wasn't sure. Maybe it's both, but
which is most prevalent?

Thanks! Now time to go back to reading the chapter on tuples...
Feb 13 '06
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nn******@gmail.com schrieb:
Then we went to hear Guido speak about Python 2.2 at a ZPUG meeting in
Washington, DC. When he said toople I almost fell out of my chair
laughing, particularly because the people who taught me to say it the
"right" way were with me. When I looked over, they just hung their
head in shame.


"Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch." ;-)

(or German) -- Christoph
Feb 14 '06 #51
[nn******@gmail.com]
...
I work with Guido now and I'm conflicted. I'm still conditioned to say
tuhple. Whenever he says toople, I just get a smile on my face. I
think most of the PythonLabs guys pronounce it toople.


"tuhple" is a girly-man affectation. That's why Guido and I both say
the manly "toople". Jeremy's still a baby, so he says "tuhple", and
for the same reasons other adolescent males pierce their nipples.
Barry sucks up to whoever he's talking with at the moment. Fred is a
doc guy, so nobody remembers what he says ;-)

the-acid-test-is-whether-you-say-"xor"-with-one-syllable-or-three-ly y'rs - tim
Feb 14 '06 #52
Erik Max Francis wrote:
If a 4-tuple is a quadruple, a 3-tuple is a triple, a
2-tuple is an pair, then I guess a 1-tuple would be a single. Granted
that's not nearly as gruesome enough a name to go with the special
lopsided Pythonic creature mentioned above. I suggest we name it a
hurgledink.


+1 QOTW
Feb 14 '06 #53
Tim Peters <ti********@gmail.com> wrote:
the-acid-test-is-whether-you-say-"xor"-with-one-syllable-or-three-ly y'rs


I pronounce it with two.
Feb 14 '06 #54
Tim Peters wrote:
"tuhple" is a girly-man affectation. That's why Guido and I both say
the manly "toople".


Heh heh. Actually, 'toople' sounds like a noun to me, and 'tuple' sounds
like a verb, so I prefer 'toople' anyway.
Feb 14 '06 #55
::snip a thousand responses::

Well, I'm certainly glad I brought it up. :)
Feb 14 '06 #56
On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 10:40:09AM -0500, Tim Peters wrote:

the-acid-test-is-whether-you-say-"xor"-with-one-syllable-or-three-ly y'rs - tim


"Zorr!" of course.
Saying "All hail the mighty Exclusive Or!" would just sound silly.

-jackdied
Feb 14 '06 #57
Paddy wrote:
Hmm,
I've found a term for a large tuple, a muckle:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...G=Search&meta=

Definitions of muckle on the Web:

* batch: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or
extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money";
"he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

As in that well-known Scottish saying

"Mony a mickle make a muckle"

meaning many small things add up to something great. Due, I believe, the
the great Rabbie Burns.

regards
Steve
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Feb 14 '06 #58
On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 10:40:09 -0500
Tim Peters <ti********@gmail.com> wrote:
the-acid-test-is-whether-you-say-"xor"-with-one-syllable-
or-three-ly y'rs - tim --


Oh dear, I say it with two, am I just not cool, or what?
;-)

"ex-or"

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Feb 15 '06 #59
On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 09:16:18 -0600
Rocco Moretti <ro**********@hotpop.com> wrote:
Erik Max Francis wrote:
If a 4-tuple is a quadruple, a 3-tuple is a triple, a
2-tuple is an pair, then I guess a 1-tuple would be a
single. Granted that's not nearly as gruesome enough a
name to go with the special lopsided Pythonic creature
mentioned above. I suggest we name it a hurgledink.


+1 QOTW


Yeah, +1, definitely.
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Feb 15 '06 #60
Tim Peters wrote:
....
"tuhple" is a girly-man affectation. That's why Guido and I both say
the manly "toople".

....

Yes, but doesn't Guido say 'Guido' with some sort of strange faux-manly
'H'-ish sortta sound?

methinks-the-lady-doth-protest-too-much-ly y'rs,

=g2
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Feb 15 '06 #61
So thats were its from.
My Parents used to quote it to me when I were a 'wee lad',
So they read Burns....

-Pad.

Feb 15 '06 #62
Paddy wrote:
So thats were its from.
My Parents used to quote it to me when I were a 'wee lad',
So they read Burns....

Maybe, it's fairly well known. But I rendered it incorrectly, the actual
quote is

"Mony a mickle maks a muckle"

me-and-my-fingers-ly y'rs - steve
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Feb 16 '06 #63

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