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Re: "Postgre" WAS: The naming question (Postgres vs PostgreSQL)

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: "Postgre" WAS: The naming question (Postgres vs PostgreSQL)
Date: 2007-08-29 14:45:29
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> Stefan, other English and German speakers:
>> this usually only happens when somebody uses "postgre" - never seen
>> people complain about "postgres" ...
> This travel season I spent considerable time in Brazil and Italy.  Thing is, 
> there is *no* reasonable way to pronounce "PostgreSQL" with a Portuguese or 
> Italian accent.  It's a tongue-twister.  
> Given that it's more important to us that the Brazillian, Italian and 
> Spanish-speaking communities grow and get active in the worldwide community, 
> can we cut them some slack on pronounciation?   Can we please stop knee-jerk 
> reacting to an understandable mispronunciation / abbreviation?

We could and I do but many won't. Those that won't it is up to the
community to smack them, not the pronouncer.

Joshua D. Drake

> Honestly, it makes our community sound like the people who insist on 
> "Gnu/Linux" all the time or "Lego Brand Building Blocks".  

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