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Re: SQL

From: Desolation <Burning_at_boxfrog.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2004 03:37:42 GMT
Message-ID: <bop9vvgvddc1fhja2ptbs0j4ulcg1dr2cp@4ax.com>

On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 22:20:18 GMT, Hans Forbrich <forbrich_at_yahoo.net> wrote:

>Desolation wrote:
>>
>> My friend has said that SQL is pronounced like the word "sequel". I
>> have never heard of this.
>> Can anyone verify it?
>
>Yes. Many people pronounce it as 'sequel'. Many others pronounce it as
>'S. Q. L.' Some even pronounce it as 'squirrel' (for some unknown
>reason). Amusingly, there are experts who insist on one variant or
>another.
>
>I learned SQL in 1983 as part of my SQL/DS & DB2 evals, and 1984 for
>Oracle evals. There were raging debates in those days about the correct
>pronunciation. To my knowledge, there is no definitive conclusion to
>the debate - as a result, when I teach I use both variants
>interchangably.
>
>Note that it's really not earth shattering ... it just doesn't matter
>... just PLEASE don't say SQL when you in fact mean "Microsoft SQL
>Server"
>
>/Hans

Thank you that was very informative... Received on Thu Jan 01 2004 - 21:37:42 CST

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