View Poll Results: How do you pronounce Metacity

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  • Meh-TASS-ity

    38 35.19%
  • Meta-city

    67 62.04%
  • other

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  • I've never tried to pronounce it

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  1. #1
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    how do you pronounce Metacity

    ok I got into a debate with a friend today on how to pronounce Metacity. I've always pronounced it like me-TASS-ity, but me friend pronounces it like Meta-City. it's funny to realize that in the whole time Ive ben using LInux, this is the first time I've heard anyone else say it out load.

    So how do you pronounce it?
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    Re: how do you pronounce Metacity

    Meta-city, though I have a friend who pronounces it me-TASS-ity.
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    Re: how do you pronounce Metacity

    Metacity. It's composed of two root words that have very obvious pronunciations.
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    Re: how do you pronounce Metacity

    Quote Originally Posted by SnickerSnack View Post
    Metacity. It's composed of two root words that have very obvious pronunciations.
    Nope, and it rhymes with capacity.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacity
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    Re: how do you pronounce Metacity

    I pronounce it as Meh-Tah-See-Tee.

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    Re: how do you pronounce Metacity

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsley View Post
    Nope, and it rhymes with capacity.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacity
    Well I agree with you how it's pronounced, but if Wikipedia said the sky is blue, I'd look for more reliable source to confirm it.
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    Re: how do you pronounce Metacity

    Quote Originally Posted by 2cute4u View Post
    Well I agree with you how it's pronounced, but if Wikipedia said the sky is blue, I'd look for more reliable source to confirm it.
    Try these:
    http://osdir.com/ml/debian-user-debi.../msg02152.html
    http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Metacity
    http://harmon.droplinegnome.org/buil.../metacity/desc
    http://home.istra.ru/mirror/linuxque.../Metacity.html

    I could not find a single source that indicates Metacity is supposed to be pronounced like Mega City.

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    Re: how do you pronounce Metacity

    Metacity.
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    Re: how do you pronounce Metacity

    Quote Originally Posted by SnickerSnack View Post
    Metacity. It's composed of two root words that have very obvious pronunciations.
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    Re: how do you pronounce Metacity

    Open source projects often have weird names that everyone pronounces differently.

    One of the reasons I like open source.
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