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The worst acronym

Post by RYCLEA » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:46 pm

How do we all like to pronounce DAW? "Daah" sounds stupid and "dee ay doubleyou" is hardly any better than "digital audio workstation." It seems to me that the Marketing people at Korg and Roland, etc. should have given this more thought.

I suggest we recording wonks make up a new pronounciation that can't be figured out from the spelling (you know, like "colonel" or "La Jolla". That way we can separate the cool people from the rabble.
I suggest WAD. Any suggestions?

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Post by Rodgre » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:03 pm

That's a great question. I have to say that I write DAW all the time, but I never refer to anything like that with speech. I'll always say "computer-based" or just "desktop."

It's reminds me of my wondering how other people pronouced "FET", whereas I say "EFF EEE TEE" unless I'm referring to a Neumann FET (as in Boba) 47.

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Post by ashcat_lt » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:16 pm

I pronounce it as spelled. Like a combination between "D'oh!" and "Awww that's cute."

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Post by RefD » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:23 pm

d'aww
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Re: The worst acronym

Post by analogcabin » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:33 pm

RYCLEA wrote:How do we all like to pronounce DAW? "Daah" sounds stupid and "dee ay doubleyou" is hardly any better than "digital audio workstation."

Dee Aaaaaaayyyyy Double You.
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Post by apropos of nothing » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:40 pm

RefD wrote:d'aww
Seconded. That's my fave joke ever. 'Specially if you're running windows.

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Post by effector » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:52 pm

i'm still astounded that people actually say S/PDIF as a word.

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Post by RefD » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:55 pm

apropos of nothing wrote:
RefD wrote:d'aww
Seconded. That's my fave joke ever. 'Specially if you're running windows.
and i am.:|
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Post by Jeff White » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:22 am

Rodgre wrote:It's reminds me of my wondering how other people pronouced "FET", whereas I say "EFF EEE TEE" unless I'm referring to a Neumann FET (as in Boba) 47.

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Somebody needs to build a Boba FET 47. Seriously.

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Post by apropos of nothing » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:28 am

effector wrote:i'm still astounded that people actually say S/PDIF as a word.
Three syllables vs. five. My mouth likes saying "esspeediff".

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Post by RoyMatthews » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:41 am

apropos of nothing wrote:
effector wrote:i'm still astounded that people actually say S/PDIF as a word.
Three syllables vs. five. My mouth likes saying "esspeediff".
I go with two syllables "SPiD-IF". I refuse to recognize the backslash.

I really want to turn AES/EUB into an acronym but I fear I will be punched.
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Post by mjau » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:50 am

I still wanna say "Ahpee" when I see API.

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Post by apropos of nothing » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:11 am

RoyMatthews wrote: I really want to turn AES/EUB into an acronym but I fear I will be punched.
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Post by hiddendriveways » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:20 am

I just say "Project Studio" now.

SPDIF, TOSLINK, D-SUB. You speaka my language.

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Post by CurtZHP » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:47 am

I'm trying to figure out how to pronounce the acronym for this one switch on my preamp.

For now, I've been calling it "the Oh-En-Oh-Eff-Eff switch."


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