08-09-2007, 07:43 AM
| | Re: How do you pronounce VoIP?
In article <5hs50pF3lek78U1@mid.individual.net>,
Roger Mills <email@example.com> wrote:
>As a newby to VoIP, I've only ever seen the word written, and not heard it
>So is it a single syllable - as in voyp, or 2 syllables as in vo-ip - or not
>either of those? [Other possibilities being, I presume, spelling it out as
>in V-O-I-P, or half spelling it, as in Vo-I-P]
>Please educate me!
I hear both Vee oh eye pee and voyp. I use the latter (mostly!), which
I think is more popular.
Most acronyms seem to migrate to something of a spoken word eventually,
even if they sound weird to start with. In my other world of diving,
scuba is of-course S.C.U.B.A. (But how many people these days remember
that it means Self Contained Underwater Breathing Aparatus!)
I've not heard anyone trying to "say" ADSL though!