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Re: The name of the game (was Re: postgre linkage with

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>, "Petronenko D(dot)S(dot)" <petronenko(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: The name of the game (was Re: postgre linkage with
Date: 2006-07-13 17:10:57
Message-ID: 20060713141017.K957@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 12 Jul 2006, Tom Lane wrote:

> Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org> writes:
>> On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 07:39:05PM +0300, Petronenko D.S. wrote:
>>> Can i get data in postgre from non-postgre db?
>
>> The name is PostgreSQL or Postgres, not postgre.
>
> It might help to explain that the pronunciation is "post-gres" or
> "post-gres-cue-ell", not "post-gray-something".
>
> I heard people making this same mistake in presentations at this
> past weekend's Postgres Anniversary Conference :-(  Arguably,
> the 1996 decision to call it PostgreSQL instead of reverting to
> plain Postgres was the single worst mistake this project ever made.
> It seems far too late to change now, though.

Since alot of ppl tend to be using Postgres, I kinda see PostgreSQL as the 
'formal, written word' while Postgres is the 'informal, spoken word' ...

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