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How Do You Pronounce SQL? WSUS? GIF?

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The world of technology is full of terms and acronyms that are pronounced various ways depending on who is saying it. Here is a list of some of those words—let us know your preferred method of pronunciation!

SQL

What is it? It stands for Structured Query Language, a special-purpose programming language of code that is used to communicate with a database.

How do you say it?

  • S-Q-L
  • “Sequel”
  • Squirrel

 

BYOD

What is it? It stands for Bring Your Own Device in regard to office networking situations where employees and guests work from assorted personal devices.

How do you say it?

  • bee-why-oh-dee
  • by-odd

wsus

WSUS

What is it? It stands for Windows Server Update Services, a Microsoft program that administrators use to manage distribution of Windows updates.

How do you say it?

  • Woo-sus
  • Double U-sus
  • Double U-ess-U-ess

 

asus

 

ASUS

What is it? A computer hardware manufacturer specializing in laptops, tablets, desktops, servers and motherboards.

How do you say it?

  • ay-ZUS
  • ay-SOOS
  • AY-soos
  • AY-zus

 

BIOS

What is it? It stands for Basic Input/Output System, the program a microprocessor uses to start the computer system after you turn it on.

How do you say it?

  • buy-OHS
  • buy-AWS

 

 

ars

 

ArsTechnica

What is it? It is a technology news and information website founded by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998.

How do you say it?

  • ARZ-technica
  • ARSE-technica

 

GIF

What is it? It stands for Graphics Interchange Format file format for a digital image.

How do you say it?

  • Jiff
  • Giff

 

data

 

Data

What is it? Quantities, characters or symbols transmitted in the form of electrical signals and recorded on a type of media.

How do you say it?

  • DAY-ta
  • DAH-ta

 

 

GUI

What is it? It stands for Graphical User Interface—essentially a control display by which users operate electrical devices.

How do you say it?

  • jee-you-eye
  • Gooey

 

 

IGMP

What is it? It stands for Internet Group Management Protocol, a communications language used by hosts and adjeacent routers on IPv4 networks

How to you say it?

  • eye-jee-em-pee
  • eye-gimp

 


vaio700

VAIO

What is it? A line of computers originally manufactured and sold by Sony. VAIO stands for Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer.

How do you say it?

  • VAY-oh
  • VYE-oh

What are other technology words or acronyms with multiple pronunciations?

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The world of technology is full of terms and acronyms that are pronounced various ways depending on who is saying it. Here is a list of some of those words.
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A tech writer and Raspberry Pi enthusiast from Orange County, California.

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