by Den McHenry
You’re Saying it Wrong
Because my opinions are the best opinions
Well, here at last is my declaration, and I will countenance no disagreement and no appeals to sensible arguments or respected authorities.
- var rhymes with bear, not bar
- tuts rhymes with boots, not butts
- JSON sounds like Jason, not Khe Sanh
- in regex/regexp, reg rhymes with leg, not ledge
- names ending in -ify are consciously and playfully improper. They do not follow normal accentuation rules (i.e., not like PERson to perSONify). Browserify is BROWSer-ify, not brow-ZER-ify. JSONify is JASon-ify, not jay-SAHN-ify
- jQuery is like, “Hey, Siri,” not “Hey, Jerry”
- favicon is a “fave icon” and does not sound like “have a naan” (but don’t mind if I do)
- SQL and its derivatives are cooler pronounced “sequel” rather than “ess queue el”
I know it may be difficult to break those habits, but change can happen. After decades on the wrong side of two bitter fights I finally own a Mac and pronounce gif with a soft G.
And so can you!