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Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 1:50 am 
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I've always thought the following post by Colin Anderson was pretty funny. It's part of a discussion on Usenet a couple of years ago concerning the pronunciation of "IRIX":

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Being the North Dakota plowboy that I am, I too say eye-rix and eye-ris.

Though the most notable pronunciation I've ever heard came from a Scottish professor...

Imagine if you will a fellow that looked like a cross between Groundskeeper Willie and Mr. Burns with a strong but slow Scottish accent mixed with a wheeze.

"So you use AhhhwwwwReeeekksssss?"

He scared the living daylights outta me. It was pure evil... I could picture a 20D11 granite monitor with flames shooting up from behind, two red eyes atop a black background on the display, and his voice saying "awwwreeeksss"...

Yikes!

Needless to say, I avoided that scary dude.


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Random I know, but I love it :lol:

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But what is the official Irix pronunciation ? In case of Linux - Linus Torvalds made it clear with that famous .au file :D


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Not that it's definitive, but the people I've spoken to at SGI say 'eye-rix'


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That's been my experience as well.

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I think that anyone pronouncing it different is just dirty wrong... :D


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AhhhwwwwReeeekksssss!! :lol:

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In Holland it's simply "iriks"

now say after me: "angstschreeuw" and "Scheveningen" ;)


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I used to say it ee-ricks.

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As a french guy, i say "e-reeks".


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