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

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    Question How do you pronounce IOS?

    I have always said I-O-S (each letter separately), which is why I refer to multiple IOS as "IOS's". I do the same with almost all acronyms. Yesterday Krank told me it was pronounced "IOS as in BIOS." That seemed very strange to me, and I was wondering what other people thought.

    As far as I'm concerned, acronyms are a way to be lazy, and when people pronounce them as if they were words, they take laziness to another level. I feel the same way when I hear people pronounce "G.U.I" like "gooey".
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    I-O-S here

    just like when I saw bathaxx. I was like ba-thaxx. Then later, it's bat-haxx
    lol

    Then how do you say apple's iOS. (weird how they have the same name...)
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    I have always said "I-O-S" and "Custom I-O-S" as you but I am lazy when it comes to "Basic Input Output System" and pronounce it as BIOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    I have always said "I-O-S" and "Custom I-O-S" as you but I am lazy when it comes to "Basic Input Output System" and pronounce it as BIOS.
    I second that....


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    Quote Originally Posted by emuhack View Post
    I second that....

    I consider things like BIOS as exceptions, because people are more likely to know what you mean if you say it as a word.
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    I have always pronounced it as ''IOS'' as a word, like ''BIOS''. Still pronounce it that way.
    I pronounce multiple IOS as ''IOSes'', because I read it this way at the very beginning (on WiiBrew).
    Last edited by BandicootAddicted; 01-28-2011 at 08:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBandicootAddict View Post
    I have always pronounced it as ''IOS'' as a word, like ''BIOS''. Still pronounce it that way.
    I pronounce multiple IOS as ''IOSes'', because I've always read it this way at the very beginning (on WiiBrew).
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    I say ''ASAP'' as ''ASAP'' as well, not ''A-S-A-P''. Don't know if you do so, but you're making it yourself so hard.

    I pronounce ''OS'' from ''Operating System'' different, though. I say ''O-S'', not ''OS''.

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    I.O.S here
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    I think with the I-O-S or IOS thing that it is so close, it reminds me of the po-tay-toe or po-tah-toe thing. It all comes down to preference. In the end everyone knows what you mean Besides if you say it like IOS slowly it sounds more like I-O-S

    I say it as I-O-S myself....

    What about ISO's??

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