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    Pronounce IT

    I apologize up front for making myself look like an utter idiot, but as I am the only tech-savvy person around me and I rarely get out, there are some things that I feel I do not know how to pronounce correctly, and fear I am in error when I pronounce it.

    For instance, with the abbreviation "IT".
    I pronounce it as the word "it", but I fear that I err and it is pronounced "aye tee". I understand what it stands for, but simply not how to say it.

    How is "it" said?

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    Re: Pronounce IT

    I've always just said the letters.
    aye-tee, IT
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    Re: Pronounce IT

    Pronounced as letters, I. T., not it.

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    Re: Pronounce IT

    Ok, thanks. And I do reverso for GNU. I say the letters and not how it is supposed to be said
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    Re: Pronounce IT

    I'd agree with Aye-Tee. Information Technology. So it makes sense to pronounce the first letter of each word instead of in a word in itself, being an abbreviation. =]

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    Re: Pronounce IT

    gnu is pronounced like "new", so i always spell that out, too. otherwise nobody is going to know what youre talking about.

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    Re: Pronounce IT

    guu-new

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    Re: Pronounce IT

    I pronounce it 'Aye-Tee' and so does everyone else in my I.T. class. So I figure that's just how its said

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    Thanks for the correction fellows
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    Re: Pronounce IT

    just to reitterate what the others said: i, and everyone else i know, say Aye-Tee. I say GNU as "new" when talking to someone who would know what it meant, otherwise i say each letter individually.

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