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Since “modem” is short for “modulator-demodulator,” clearly it should be pronounced “maw-deem”

also remember GEOS for C64/128 and later PC?

how do you pronounce that? and why doesn’t it match “gif?”

@fluffy

The GNU Image Manipulation Program is pronounced "imp" because the "g" in "gnu" is supposed to be silent and the "G" in "GNU" doesn't stand for anything other than itself. I feel that the name ceases to be problematic as long as you remember to pronounce it this way.

@Cerulean That's certainly a take.

(also most people pronounce it "guh-new")

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