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Randall Twede
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I got to my VB class a little early and the teacher from the class before was still there. He was talking about a GUI and referred to it as the gooey. I always figured it was gee-you-eye. Do other people refer to them as gooeys? even if they do I think I'll still say gee-you-eye.


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Hi Randall,
I would like to learn VB. But I wonder if it could help mt to develop a secondary GUI to the phone dialer in windows to allow me to connect it to the telephone?
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I have never heard it spelled out. It is always gooey.


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Randall Twede
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Celt,
something like that would be easier in VB than it would in Java, thats for sure.
gooey :roll:
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I've heard it referred to both ways. Gooey is just easier for some people to say that Gee-You-Eye...I guess it rolls of the toungue better.


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Randall Twede
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whew! so someone would know what i meant. that's good. is an API pronounced appy then and a IDE pronounce I'ld?
Sameer Jamal
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Then I must say UI(User Interface ) as ooey
and (CUI) Chracter user interface as cooey
now tell me what is looey
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whoah there Sameer!
How many times do you click the Add Reply button?
Paul Stevens
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Rob,
What are you talking about I only see one post
Dave Vick
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It's gooey for me too. Rob's right it is just easier to say gooey is just two syllables that kind of flow together while G.U.I. is three distinct sounds.
I think its the same with SQL being pronounced as sequel - it's just easier.
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Originally posted by Randall Twede:
Celt,
something like that would be easier in VB than it would in Java, thats for sure.
gooey :roll:

Why would that be easier in VB Randall? Java has a perfectly suitable telephony API for such things.
gooey is how I have always heard and said it.


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Matthew Phillips
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I have alwasy set gooey, but I prefer SQL to sequel.


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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
I have never heard it spelled out. It is always gooey.

Say what? I've *never* seen 'gooey' written in any setting. It's always the acronym (GUI) in print, 'gooey' in pronunciation.
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So I've got:
DUI - Delphi UI - Dewey
LUI - Lisp UI - Louie
but can't think of a likely HUI? Any help?
Randall Twede
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Gregg,
dont get me wrong here, im not putting down java.
1. everything is easier in VB, it was designed to be that way.
2. It can depend on running in the windows environment.
im still just learning VB. I am SCJP so know java better. just havent written any in a while. im not saying you cant use telephony API and have good result. I have never written anything like that. i am just saying it would be easier and quicker to write in VB. you would lose the advantages of java though. all languages have their +'s and -'s. since he was talking about windows platform in particular I would probly use VB if i had to write an app to do that.
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Stretching it a bit, but I suppose the user interface for HP's flavor of Unix could be HUI.
Holographic UI? HAL-9000 UI?
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
So I've got:
DUI - Delphi UI - Dewey
LUI - Lisp UI - Louie
but can't think of a likely HUI? Any help?

PU - Pascal User - poo?
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Originally posted by Randall Twede:
Gregg,
dont get me wrong here, im not putting down java.
1. everything is easier in VB, it was designed to be that way.
2. It can depend on running in the windows environment.
im still just learning VB. I am SCJP so know java better. just havent written any in a while. im not saying you cant use telephony API and have good result. I have never written anything like that. i am just saying it would be easier and quicker to write in VB. you would lose the advantages of java though. all languages have their +'s and -'s. since he was talking about windows platform in particular I would probly use VB if i had to write an app to do that.

I agree. Every language does have it's +'s and -'s. However, a better way to state what you said is "It would be easier for me to do it in VB"
As I would say it would be easier for ME to do it in JAVA. Because I don't know VB.
Not trying to argue, I just like to debate.
And I too prefer es-que-ell (SQL) over Sequal. (just to stay with the topic)
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Stretching it a bit, but I suppose the user interface for HP's flavor of Unix could be HUI.
Which reminds me - the standard HP version of Unix is of course HP-UX. On an old job of mine, we always referred to it as h-pucks. A few years later I got a contract at HP itself, and whenever I mentioned h-pucks I got really strange looks from the folks around me. :roll:
Oh, and I prefer gooey and sequel usually.
[ April 18, 2002: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

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Randall Twede
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i say es-que-ell also
i mean after all noone pronounces HTML hut-mall
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Matthew Phillips
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Originally posted by Randall Twede:
i mean after all noone pronounces HTML hut-mall

I do now.
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i mean after all noone pronounces HTML hut-mall
Had a co-worker who did. An excellent programmer, but he also said lie-nicks, so his opinions on pronunciation are irrelevant.
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Glancing around my desk top, I find myself wondering what other strange pronounciations are out there. Does anyone try to make a word out of XML, for example? That would be horrid. Then may gaze fell on the words "Windows NT", and it occurred to me this could become "Windoesn't". I can't imagine I'm the first person to come up with that - but I'm surprised it never caught on enough for me to hear it.
Unix is just full of things that people pronounce differently. I remember hearing "vie" for vi (vee-eye to me), "et-see" for /etc (eee-tee-see). I always liked making a one-syllable word out of chmod, but others seemed confused by this, preferring see-aich-mod. Oh well...
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i know this is sort of off topic, but i have heard several not-so-flattering corruptions of the names of certain software. winblows, diablows, AOHell, America Offline
Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by Rob Ross:
whoah there Sameer!
How many times do you click the Add Reply button?

Actually When I submit my post it always says that "Flood Control is on your post is not submitted " and when my post wast submitted then I saw there were three posts
Randall Twede
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hmm thats odd
Randall Twede
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hmm thats odd
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Actually... There is a product called XMLTalk that is used to write Java GUI's (gooies) using XML... the authors say the pronunciation should be "zmalltalk"('SmallTalk' :roll: )! So I guess you could pronounce XML 'zmall'.

Other observations...
XSL - Not sure if this is X.S.L. or "Excell"?
GNU - Always "new" or "ga-new", never G.N.U. (Then it sounds like a school or something... "Rah! Rah! Go G.N.U. fighting Gnus! Go, go, G.N.U.!" )
PHP - Always P.H.P. never "fip"...
PGP - Always P.G.P. never "pig pee"...
OS - Alwasy O.S. never "oss" ( or "oz"! )
SAX - Always "sax" never S.A.X. If you say S.A.X. it sounds like you are trying to spell out something that children shouldn't hear...
JDOM - Always "Jay-dahm" never J.D.O.M. (So does that make someone who uses alot of JDOM a "J. Dahmer"? )
JAXP - Always "jacksp" sometimes J.A.X.P.
ANT - Always "ant"!
XALAN - "zay-lan", though there was one person at a previous job who pronounced it "ex-alien"
WWW - funny thing... saying "World Wide Web" is actually faster than saying "double-yew double-yew double-yew" ( or "dubya dubya dubya" ). I would really like to see someone try to pronounce WWW as a word... it would probably sound like some kind of electronic feedback...

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Originally posted by Nathan Pruett:
XSL - Not sure if this is X.S.L. or "Excell"?
JAXP - Always "jacksp" sometimes J.A.X.P.
XALAN - "zay-lan", though there was one person at a previous job who pronounced it "ex-alien"
-Nate

I prefer ex es el, jay ay ex pee, and za-lan.
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Actually, it's pretty common (at least in IBM circles) to pronounce WWW as "dub-dub-dub". This goes along with our internal intranet addresses, which always start with "w3", prounounced "dub-three".
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>but can't think of a likely HUI?
Russian bartenders take note. The above sentence has offensive content
(How do I know? Michael Matola said elsewhere, "Part of "who is" when said with a heavy Russian accent sounds close enough to a Russian obscenity to make people giggle or uncomfortable." )
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As far as I remember, Michael Gorbachev started all this. Once he used "Who is who?" expression without translation on Parlament session, and of course, this moment was shown by all TV channels :roll:
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I prefer gee-you-eye....


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