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rrb
SQLTeam Poet Laureate

Australia
1479 Posts

Posted - 03/20/2002 :  23:43:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

Sediment yes, thread no



stop it you're making me thirsty

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Merkin
Funky Drop Bear Fearing SQL Dude!

Australia
4970 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2002 :  01:02:21  Show Profile  Visit Merkin's Homepage  Reply with Quote


Back on topic though.
I suggest some alternate pronunciations

Skweekle
Squiggle
Ess-kwell

and...this is for Rob, living in the South and all

Squeal



Damian
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Wanderer
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

United Kingdom
1168 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2002 :  02:19:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alternative pronunciations:

when it is optimized, it is : SeekWell
when it is NOT optimized, it is : Seek ... Well?

By the way, MS SQL server , afaik, was born out of MS working with Sybase? Thus we could say that MS's product is the ... sequel ?

ciao

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Arnold Fribble
Yak-finder General

United Kingdom
1961 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2002 :  04:02:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
...but not Squiggol, which is a whole nother kettle of worms. Favorite paper name: "Functional Programming with Bananas, Lenses, Envelopes, and Barbed Wire"


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jcelko
Esteemed SQL Purist

USA
547 Posts

Posted - 03/22/2002 :  11:24:29  Show Profile  Visit jcelko's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:

Just wondering - do you guys say "S-Q-L" or "sequel" - I've heard vehement arguments for both.






--CELKO--
Joe Celko, SQL Guru
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westmich
Starting Member

USA
35 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2002 :  17:53:22  Show Profile  Visit westmich's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Weren't there two seperate languages at one time called Structured Query Language and Sequel? Sequel was eventually dropped and people started pronouncing SQL, short for Structured Query Language, as sequel?

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rrb
SQLTeam Poet Laureate

Australia
1479 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2002 :  19:46:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dunno but as I said, in 1990, they were both the same thing....

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danpep
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1 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2002 :  04:31:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I heard some guy say "skwil" a while back. Still haven't decided if it's cool or not.

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JustinBigelow
SQL Gigolo

USA
1157 Posts

Posted - 05/15/2002 :  09:12:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

I heard some guy say "skwil" a while back. Still haven't decided if it's cool or not.




Definately not

Justin

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Clothahump
Starting Member

USA
18 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2002 :  09:59:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've heard it pronounced Skwell. Oh, well...

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M.E.
Aged Yak Warrior

Canada
539 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2002 :  10:28:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
S.Q.L all the way. Apparently everything sounds better in acro form... So my company thinks atleast.

TTYL, DDTM, and AHFBTY

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davidpardoe
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

United Kingdom
324 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2002 :  10:36:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The last comapny I worked for even had a Director of TLAs!...

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The NULL Appreciation Society
"Keep NULLs as NULL"
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Ledell
SQL NASCAR Parsing Chick

USA
107 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2002 :  10:55:37  Show Profile  Visit Ledell's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sequel server / SQL language

Just my 2 cents worth.
*smile*


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Hey, Fem. Got this code from Rob. It's all on one line. Can you help me out?
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rrb
SQLTeam Poet Laureate

Australia
1479 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2002 :  11:18:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
3 weeks ago I couldn't even spell TLA, and now IR1...(sorry couldn't resist - and b'sides where's Fribble to tell me that IR1 is not a TLA but a ...c'mon Arnold...)

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RickD
Slow But Sure Yak Herding Master

United Kingdom
3608 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2002 :  11:55:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry, started programming quite a few years ago with Informix(SQL) Sequel....

Now, i call everything Sequel, I can't help it!!!!!

I need a beer!!!

Peace

Rick

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Glockenspiel
Yak Posting Veteran

50 Posts

Posted - 06/27/2002 :  17:30:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
<dueling banjos on>

It's pronounced "SKWEE-ull"

(as in "SQL like a pig")...



</dueling banjos off>

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sakets_2000
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

India
1472 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2008 :  15:33:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i say ..lets call it 'seek-hell'
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spirit1
Cybernetic Yak Master

Slovenia
11751 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2008 :  16:17:06  Show Profile  Visit spirit1's Homepage  Reply with Quote
not a bad idea at all

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Merkin
Funky Drop Bear Fearing SQL Dude!

Australia
4970 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2008 :  20:50:04  Show Profile  Visit Merkin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sakets_2000

i say ..lets call it 'seek-hell'



2002 called, it wants it's thread back

Damian
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." - Emerson
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rrb
SQLTeam Poet Laureate

Australia
1479 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2008 :  21:31:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There once was a posting from yore
Of pronunciations, TLAs and much more
I remember it now -
That yak-friendly row
But think it's time that we showed it the door

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I'm not schooled in the science of human factors, but I suspect that surprise is not an element of a robust user interface.
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