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  • I say each letter individually, because I am the right amount of lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    I can't believe you started a poll over this. Not even a fair poll at that.

    I wasn't saying that you can't say it I - O - S with the individual letters. When you say IOS, it covers the plural form. You don't need to say IOSes or especially IOS's.
    I agree. I used to type it with an additional s but then I thought about the stupidity of that. I never say BIOSs.

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    Besides, have you even looked at other topics in the lounge? I really don't think this "THE MOST INANE THREAD EVER". There are topics about tatoos, smoking, favorite media players, computer desktops, internet connection speeds, and even favorite commercials.
    I posted in just about all of them.
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    I just thought of something (it really hurt! ). Do we even know for sure what IOS stands for? I assumed it would be Input/Output System because of BIOS, but is there any solid proof, like conformation from Nintendo or something?
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    No we don't. Could also mean internal operating system....or something entirely different.


    This is the point I was trying to make though....

    I agree. I used to type it with an additional s but then I thought about the stupidity of that. I never say BIOSs.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    I understand you point, and it makes sense. I have said "IOS's" for so long, it's just hard to stop. Perhaps there is a sort of gum or patch I can wear to make it easier...

    When I pronounce an acronym letter by letter, it sounds better (to me) if I add an extension to it when making it plural or past tense (like "s" or "ed"), even if it should still be covered in the acronym.

    However, if I pronounce an acronym as a word (like BIOS), it sounds weird (again, to me) to add an extension.
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    Nice poll. I always said it like a word. IOS, cIOS. I guess it just always sounded right to me.

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    Lol, who edited the poll options? The Man is always trying to oppress us!
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    When it's one, I go with IOS
    more than one, I go with IOS's or IOSs

    I have seen on other websites, IOSes and CIOs

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    Lol, who edited the poll options? The Man is always trying to oppress us!
    Actually, I was going to have some fun and looked into just that; I think Oddgriffin and I have some "missing" mod features that allow for Poll alteration, LOL (translation: wasn't me, I'd admit to it --- LMAO)

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    Are you saying that somebody has changed the numbers in the poll, it wouldn't surprise me, wouldn't be the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    Are you saying that somebody has changed the numbers in the poll, it wouldn't surprise me, wouldn't be the first time.
    No. The poll options used to say something about being lazy.
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