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  • Way Off-Topic How do you pronounce "SQL"?

    This is a weird question but I like to see if anyone else pronounces "SQL" as "Sequel" like I do or say each letter.

    So do you pronounce it "Sequel" or just say S Q L?

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    I've always been pronouncing it as S Q L (es Que el).

    Maybe i'm wrong?
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    • #3
      ha ha always say " squeal"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Shadab View Post
        I've always been pronouncing it as S Q L (es Que el).

        Maybe i'm wrong?
        I don't see it as a word either, I always say it like you do too, despite knowing better.

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        • #5
          Depends, for SQL I just say S Q L, but when it's MySQL I for some reason revert to My Sequel

          I'd imagine since SQL is acronym it should be pronounced as individual letters?
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          • #6
            In many Microsoft Events and webinars, it has been pronounced as seeqwel. I prefer this pronunciation, but I originally thought it was S Q L Structured Query Language
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            • #7
              I've always heard it referred to my sequel or sequel.
              Just as no one spells out RADAR, also an acronym.
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              • #8
                S Q L, since it doesn't actually form a word (Like NASA, FEMA, and other do). Same as I don't call PHP Pehip, or HTML Hatmil, and so on. lol SQL is an abbreviation and should be pronounced as such.
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                • #9
                  I heard it pronounced one of two ways: Sequel, or Squirrel. I choose the latter as it was the first one I heard.

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                  • #10
                    As SQL means Structured Query Language, I say S Q L (3 separate letters). And My S Q L.

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                    • #11
                      It's an acronym, I say it as it's meant to be: Ess Queue Ell.
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                      • #12
                        I say sequel as well.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dean C View Post
                          It's an acronym...
                          Incorrect.

                          An example of an acronym is posted above - RADAR

                          SQL is an abbreviation.
                          Lats...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lats View Post
                            Incorrect.

                            An example of an acronym is posted above - RADAR

                            SQL is an abbreviation.
                            Acronyms are abbreviations.

                            SQL is an acronym.

                            Anyway, I pronounce it "S.Q.L.," saying each letter individually.
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                            • #15
                              I pronounce it as individual letters, since it's an abbreviation and the abbreviated letters do not form a word.

                              I also pronounce PHP with it's individual letters.

                              And SQLite becomes S Q L Lite, even though there is only one L.

                              The one I'm really confused on, though, is PostgreSQL. Luckily it has never come up in conversation where I actually had to say it out loud.
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