How do you pronounce IT?

How do you pronounce IT? Why, "eye-tee," of course! This page lists many of the most commonly mispronounced words in information technology.


How do you pronounce IT? Why, "eye-tee," of course! This page lists many of the most commonly mispronounced words in information technology. To hear each term pronounced, click the "play" button or the MP3 hyperlink if you don't have Flash installed. If you think an alternate pronunciation is correct or of another term in IT that people often mispronounce, please leave us voicemail with your version using the MyChingo player on the righ. Of course, you can always or send us an email and let us know, too.

 

TERM PRONUNCIATION HEAR IT
802.11 "eight-oh-two-dot-eleven" MP3
ABAP "ah-bop" MP3
ACL "aye-cee-el" or "aye-kull" MP3
acronym AK-ruh-nihm" MP3
APAR AY-pahr MP3
ASCII ASK-ee MP3
BAPI BAH- pee MP3
Beowulf bay-oh-woolf MP3
cache cash MP3
canonicalization KA-nahn-nihk-uhl-ih-ZAY-shun MP3
CICS kicks or cee-eye-cee-ess MP3
CISSP cee-eye-ess-ess-pee MP3
CLEC cleck or cee-leck MP3
COMMAREA COM -area MP3
daemon DEE-mon or DAY-mon MP3
data DAY-tuh MP3
Debian deb-ee-an MP3
DOS doss MP3
EBCDIC EHB-suh-dik MP3
FAQ fack or eff-ay-q MP3
Fibre fie-burr MP3
Freethem.K free-thum-KAY (do not pronounce the dot) MP3
FUD fud MP3
gibibyte GIH-bee-bite MP3
GIF giff (with a hard "g" as in goat) or jiff (as in the peanut butter) MP3
GNOME GUH-nome or nome (rhymes with home) MP3
GNU ga-noo or noo MP3
grok grahk MP3
GUI GOO-ee MP3
heterogeneous het-ter-o-GENE-ee-us MP3
HIPAA HIP-puh MP3
IDS eye-dee-ess MP3
IPsec EYE-pee-sec MP3
iSCSI EYE-scuzzy MP3
IT EYE-TEE MP3
ITIL EYE-till MP3
J2EE jay-TWO-ee-ee or, by some, jah-TOO-ee MP3
keitai kay-tie MP3
Kerberos KERR-berr-ross MP3
KLOC KAY-lock MP3
LAN lan (rhymes with man) MP3
LEC lehk MP3
Linux LIH-nux MP3
LOB ell-oh-bee MP3
LPAR EL-par MP3
LU-LU loo-loo MP3
mebibyte MEH-bee-byte MP3
MIPS mihps MP3
MySQL my-ess-q-el MP3
NAS nazz MP3
NetBEUI NET-boo-ee MP3
nuclear new-klee-er MP3
OLE OH-EHL-EE MP3
OS X OH-ESS-ten MP3
parity PAIR-ih-tee MP3
PC-cillin PEE-CEE SIHL-uhn (rhymes with penicillin) MP3
PEBCAK PEEB-kak MP3
PoE PEE-OH-EEE MP3
POSIX PAH-zihcks MP3
PostgreSQL post-gree-es-q-el MP3
QAM kyoo-ay-ehm MP3
queue just like the letter q, "kyoo" MP3
QWERTY KWEHR-tee MP3
RACF rack-EFF MP3
Rijndael RAIN-dahl MP3
router rowt-ter (US) or root-ter (UK) MP3
SaaS sah-ss, rhymes with "glass" MP3
SAML sah-muhl MP3
SAP ess-ay-pee MP3
SAPScript ess-ay-pee-script MP3
SATA SAY-tuh MP3
schema SKI-muh MP3
SFA ess-eff-ay MP3
Siebel SEE-bull MP3
SIP sihp MP3
SOA soh-ah MP3
Sophos SO-fohs MP3
SQL ess-q-el or SEE-kwehl (both are used) MP3
SuSE sue-sah MP3
sysop SISS-op MP3
UDDI you-die or ewe-dee-dee-eye MP3
URL yew-are-el  MP3
VAR vahr MP3
vi vee-aye MP3
VoIP vee-oh-eye-pee  MP3
WAN wan (rhymes with man) MP3
wav file WAVE-file MP3
WebDAV WEB-daav MP3
Wi-Fi WHY-FY (rhymes with sky) MP3
Windows Me WIHN-dohs EHM-EE MP3
WLAN double-you-lan MP3
WSCI wiz-key WSCI
WSDL wiz-dull WSCI
WYSIWYG WIZ-ee-wig WYSIWYG
Xanadu ZAN-ah-doo Xanadu
This was first published in August 2007

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