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  1. 1. How Do You Pronounce Sysop

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I know is is wrong, and I know the other way is correct, bit I always pronounced it "SIGH-sop"

 

Reminded me of "CY-clops" when I first said it, so it always stuck with me...

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System operator, seems pretty forward

This is correct, and is what I acme here to say.

 

I know is is wrong, and I know the other way is correct, bit I always pronounced it "SIGH-sop"

This always makes me cringe. :)

 

I ran several different BBSs over the course of several years, both on Atari 8-bit computers and PCs.

 

..Al

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I cannot lie... I call it "S-eye Sop"

 

This was how it was first said to me by my Indian neighbor who got me into BBSing back in the early 90s, and it just stuck. I learned maybe a month later that it was "System Operator"... but the damage had been done. I still say it the wrong way.

 

 

I also call Windows Vista "Veee-sta"... and that drove people nuts when I was living in the DC Metro area... they didn't understand. But I'm from Miami, and that's how we say it. "Mee-ami"

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I cannot lie... I call it "S-eye Sop"

 

This was how it was first said to me by my Indian neighbor who got me into BBSing back in the early 90s, and it just stuck. I learned maybe a month later that it was "System Operator"... but the damage had been done. I still say it the wrong way.

 

 

I also call Windows Vista "Veee-sta"... and that drove people nuts when I was living in the DC Metro area... they didn't understand. But I'm from Miami, and that's how we say it. "Mee-ami"

 

So it's Cultural... We love you anyway... ;)

 

( and the town of Miami, OK it's pronounced, My-Am-Ahh)

 

MarkO

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So it's Cultural... We love you anyway... ;)

 

( and the town of Miami, OK it's pronounced, My-Am-Ahh)

 

MarkO

 

 

Haha... thanks. I recognize I'm wrong... but I enjoy being the odd-man out on this one! I'm helping to keep the old debate alive!

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So who is doing the Moe-Dem vs. Maw-Dem Pole???

 

MarkO

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Last time I heard it spoken in real life was way back in high school in the early 90s: "sigh-sop". That's not necessarily how I would pronounce it since I've never had the need to say it out loud but it's how I heard it enunciated back then. It kinda make sense with the "sy" spelling. Same as "gif" with a hard "G". Something something can of worms...

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I know is is wrong, and I know the other way is correct, bit I always pronounced it "SIGH-sop"

 

Reminded me of "CY-clops" when I first said it, so it always stuck with me...

 

Not surprised you are the contrarian ;)

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It's probably as cringe-inducing for some hearing "sigh-sop" as it is to me hearing "sness" or "ness" when referring to the SuperNES or NES.

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Pronouncing Sysop as anything other than "Siss-Op" is like pronouncing ZX (as in Spectrum) "Zee-Ex" instead of "Zed-Ex". Ugh!

Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex Zee-Ex

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Pronouncing Sysop as anything other than "Siss-Op" is like pronouncing ZX (as in Spectrum) "Zee-Ex" instead of "Zed-Ex". Ugh!

 

not really as the rest of the universe is not into inserting extra letters that do do not exist :)

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See-soap. :P

I say Zee-Ex because I'm American and that's how we pronounce the letter Z. Don't blame me, it wasn't my idea!

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I know is is wrong, and I know the other way is correct, bit I always pronounced it "SIGH-sop"

 

Reminded me of "CY-clops" when I first said it, so it always stuck with me...

 

Reminds of of the way I pronounced "sci-fi" as a kid until my best friend abused me for it. I always said "Sky-Fi" lol!

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It's probably as cringe-inducing for some hearing "sigh-sop" as it is to me hearing "sness" or "ness" when referring to the SuperNES or NES.

 

Or SNEZZZZ.

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There have been Youtube videos on the pronunciation of this:

 

 

Or you could try asking Dr. Antonia Johnson which has a bunch of Youtube Videos including this one which has been the butt in Youtube Poops:

 

 

 

I've sometimes had trouble pronouncing "dish soap". I sometimes end up saying "dish shoap". Other times I'm wondering about the plural form of "disc." Is it "disc-sss?"

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