[TUHS] Speaking commands [Was: Bell System Technical Journal archive]

Ron Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Wed Jul 18 10:56:25 AEST 2018

There was a quote going around where when asked if he would do anything differently, he said he’d put an e on the end of creat.   I guess he was tire of people calling it Cree-at.  

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> On Jul 17, 2018, at 8:20 AM, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> Nemo <cym224 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I was intrigued by BMK's comment that "ed" was never spokend as "ed"
>> by "those in the know", which leads me to wonder how things were
>> spoken.
> I always spelled out the two-letter commands: e-d, a-r, l-s, r-m, c-p.
> chmod I pronounced as ch-mod (not mode), but 'rmdir' was 'remove dir'
> and for some reason, mv was move. (I think the doc for vi officially
> stated that the proram's name was to be pronounced v-i and not 'vie'.)
> Undoubtedly there were many regional differences... :-)
> Arnold

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