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   Re: [xml-dev] What is XML's appropriate place in an office suite?

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In a message dated 19/04/2003 15:00:35 GMT Daylight Time, cowan@mercury.ccil.org writes:

Joe Fawcett scripsit:
> The official pronunciation of 'gnu' is 'nu' according to both Collins and
> the concise OED. Pronouncing the 'g' started as a bit of a joke and has now
> spread.

Oh yes.  But the pronunciation of "GNU", as in "GNU Manifesto" or "GNU
operating system' or "GNU/Linux", always sounds the G.  (Use of a
click is entirely optional.)


Perhaps it is badge of discipleship? :) A sort of open-source shibboleth?

In British English the "g" is totally unnecessary.

If you Americans nyoo how to say nyoo instead of saying noo as the opposite of old, there would be no need to say gnoo to distinguish noo from nyoo. But you nyoo that, didn't you? :)

If you see what I mean. :)

Andrew Watt


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