[TUHS] UNIX System names - since UNIX was a Trademark

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Sat Sep 1 00:41:21 AEST 2018

Dave Horsfall's comment about AIX made me think.     The joker in me has
 always been impressed by how marketing people 'missed' the obvious
pronunciations that would lead to serious

Some of the more memorable ones from the UNIX world that I knew: AIX ->
"aches", CRDS -> "cruds", HP-UX -> HP "yucks" and "hockey pucks" and my
favorite: RHEL -> "our hell"

I bet there are more and others I did know/consider ;-)

That said, I did hear a pro-VMS person in ZKO (*i.e.* a DECie) once tried
refered to "DEC Ultrix" as Dirty Tricks, but I never heard that one take
off/be repeated outside of ZKO.

For history we probably should try to collect them, although I fear the
context of the joke in the future may be lost.

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