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Re^4: Perl(Hello World)

by chacham (Curate)
on Dec 05, 2011 at 21:00 UTC ( #941922=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Perl(Hello World)
in thread Perl(Hello World)

misspell/SQL

  1. se-quell
  2. Mispeakwell
  3. ess queue ell

3 didn't even come up in mind. Between 1 and 2, i like 2. It is a "rhymization" based on faulty "pronounciation." :^P


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Re^5: Perl(Hello World)
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 05, 2011 at 21:40 UTC

    And therein lies a story.

    I was working at (not for) IBM UK back in the late '80s working with a small team developing a project that used SQL (es-que-el), when we had a new team leader brought in over our heads. He'd been seconded in from abroad, and a different environment. In our first get-to-know-you meeting as a group, our previous de-facto leader was walking the new boss through the project so far when he was interrupted by the question:

    "Do you mean 'sequal'?".

    "No. SQL ...".

    "But it's pronounced 'see-qual'!".

    "Not around here it's not!".

    "Well, it is everywhere else, so I think that "we" should endeavour to fall in line.".

    "But ...".

    "We *will* endeavour to fall in line.".

    From that point on, all the original members adopted the pronunciation: "SKWAL". Short, staccato and diminutive.

    It made for some interesting conversations with the (UK-based) customers saying es-que-el; the boss saying "see-qual" and us slightly choking each time :)


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

    The start of some sanity?

      Cute. :)

      According to Oracle's version of history, it is--and indeed should be--sequel. I'm bigoted along with them, and look down on the es queue ellers.

      What's funny is, you can tell based on grammar. Oracle uses "a SQL statement". IBM uses "an SQL statement". Which means that Oracle considers IBM to be incorrect about their own invention.

      Wouldn't be the first time. :)

        According to Oracle

        Let me stop you right there. Any company that will counter sue on the basis that they only disseminated false rumours that their competitor HP, was imminently going to drop support for the Itanium processor, because they weren't party to a private agreement whereby HP are actually paying Intel to continue producing it!

        Is 'revisionist futurism' an oxymoron? :)


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        The start of some sanity?

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