How do you pronounce...

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  1. Macco macrumors regular

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    I was just wondering... if "OS X" is pronounced "OS ten", then how would you pronounce "OS X 10.3"? Or would you just write "OS 10.3"? I realize that this isn't the most pressing question, but it's been bugging me for the past few days.
     
  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I generalize the OS as simply "OS X" (ten). However, when talking specifically which version, I'll say "I'm running 10.2, 10.2.6. etc." ;)

    Same thing goes for OS 9.
     
  3. celaurie macrumors 6502a

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    Re: How do you pronounce...

    You say "ten", "ten point whatever" and you write OS X 10.whatever.

    And the easiest way to say "ten point three" is "Panther". :p

    Chris
     
  4. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: How do you pronounce...

    So do you say 10.2.6 is "Jaguar point six"?
     
  5. Ambrose Chapel macrumors 65816

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    i just say the numbers straight, e.g., ten two six, ten three, etc. life's too short for saying full names of OS and software versions :D
     
  6. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I also say os ten or just jaguar for now :)

    i also like to write os x.2.6 mean os 10.2.6
     
  7. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    When I am just referring to OSX I say O S X. Or OS sex which ever you prefer. When it is a specific version number I say for example ten point two point six.
     
  8. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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  9. evil macrumors 6502

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    i know its called os ten. but i still like osx better
    and regardless its pronounced
    cun-ill-ling-us
     
  10. janey macrumors 603

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    OS X sounds cooler, OS ten is the "right" way, the "official" way of writing something like 10.2 would be "Mac OS X version 10.2 Jaguar" and the awesomest way to say 10.3 is Panther...:D
    writing stuff like x.2.6 is annoying :rolleyes:
     
  11. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    That's the awesomest English I've ever heard......:D

    I'd say it's "oh ess tehn" or "tehn too sicks" depending on what you're talking about. I do agree about übergeek's pronounciation of 10.3 though - "pan' thur" is just awesomer. And if someone is just asking about it generally, I say "jay' gwar." God forbid anyone is still saying "poo' mah." ;)
     
  12. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Careful now, that's "Jag-you-are" unless you're Jobs and then it's Jagwyre.
     
  13. Macco thread starter macrumors regular

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    Careful, don't do it to a Windows PC, or it might give you a virus. :cool:
     
  14. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, come now, Falsey, I pronounce Jaguar like jagwyre. There's nothing wrong with it. What bothers me about Steve is how says, "dot" such as "Ten dot two". While we're talking about words and such, does anyone else hate the word "colonel"? Yeah, me too...

    Love, luck, and lollipops y'all...
     
  15. tazo macrumors 68040

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    only the land rover guy says jag-you-ah

    :D i would call it Jag-wah though

    i say oh-ess-tehn-point-*
     
  16. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    Well This is the how do you pronouce thread

    How do you guys pronouce Jaguar?

    I say Jag-wire.

    (And I couldn't figure out what the reporters were trying to read into the pronunciation as Jag-"wire". I just thought it was a yankee thing... :p ;))
     
  17. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Yep, that's how i am too, ever since 7.5.1 - 7.5.3 - 7.5.5 and how people would be using one of these three OS's... tried "point three" or "point five" but that confused people even more... So it became "seven five three" or "seven five five". And it carries through to today-- ten two six.

    :)
    pnw
     
  18. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Hey, any Brits in the audience? I maintain that jag-you-war is a fake British accent, because the actual word is jag-war (coming, I think, from Spanish). The Americans are mangling the King's English again.
     
  19. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    Let's analyze the word "Jaguar" shall we?

    I realize that it's an accent thing, but how on Earth did one of the possible pronunciations become "Jag' wyre"? There's no I!! "Jaguire" - now, then I'd believe it.

    At least when someone says "Jay-gyoo-ah" they're spelling it right.
     
  20. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    the european way to pronounce s x is "os x" where "x" is like the letter x in you language (e.g.) english. that's how i've always pronounced it anyway.

    similarly, as M$ copied the X to their system name, i've never heard of "ten p".

    and never heard of "uni ten" either.

    i take the "x" as unix or *x. always done so. if it was "ten" the 9.x would have been "OS XI" and OS 8.x would have been "OS XII" etc. which they weren't.
     
  21. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    I've decided that, because of this particular thread, I'm going to pronounce "OS X" as "ossex." It flows better than "oh es ten." And satisfies the unix geeks who say that the X is from unix and therefore should be "eks."
     
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    Glad to know I could change someones life just a little bit for the better.:D
     
  23. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Not only that but it could lead to confusion. A "x" in a version number usually indicates a variable number (i.e. compatible with 10.2.x)

    I say it ten- point- whatever if I'm talking about a specific version, if not I go by the codenames (Panther, Jaguar)
     

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