[mythtv-users] stupid vdpau question: pronunciation
beww at beww.org
Wed Jul 14 20:40:13 UTC 2010
On Wednesday, July 14, 2010 02:32:13 pm Robert Johnston wrote:
> On 14/07/2010 2:04 PM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 3:59 PM, aaron<memoryguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I always used to think of it as "Vee Dee Pow" but then I keep hearing
> >> the MythTV Cast hosts saying "Vee Dee Pee Ay You" so now that's taking
> >> over my thinking... but IMHO ("Imm hoe"? :) ) it takes too long to
> >> say... too many syllables.
> > Vee Dee Pee Ay You is certainly a mouthful, but not really any worse
> > than PCMCIA, which I've never heard pronounced as an acronym.
> Ah yes, good old "People Can't Memorise Computer Industry Acronyms".
> (In case you don't know, it's actually "Personal Computer Memory Card
> International Association").
I thought that was "Industry Association", not "International", but I'm often wrong.
My favorite is TWAIN
Technology Without An Interesting Name
And, for those familiar with MIL specs:
Mike It Like The F***ing Drawing For Once
And of course, since this is a video-oriented site:
NTSC - Never Twice the Same Color
SECAM - System Essentially Contrary to the American Method
PAL - Peace At Last
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