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2answers
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How to pronounce/say the abbreviation 'i.e.'?

I know that 'i.e.' is an abbreviation of 'that is'. But, my question is about pronouncing it perhaps, in normal speech, reading from a piece of text containing the abbreviation, etc. In the US, ...
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2answers
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Is it right to call it “SEO” and how do you pronounce it? [closed]

Two questions: I couldn't find a source to decide whether to assume SEO an acronym or not. How should I pronounce it? SEO stands for "Search Engine Optimization" while it is the process of improving ...
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4answers
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How is “cf.” to be pronounced?

The meaning of cf. has already been addressed in this question, but not the right way to pronounce or translate it when reading aloud as has been done for i.e. and e.g. in this question. Can anyone ...
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6answers
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How do I say “WWI” out loud?

I know it's written WWI, but when I am speaking should I say "World War One" or "World War First" or "First World War"?
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3answers
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Pronunciation of 'cos' (as in the mathematical term)

What is the correct pronunciation for the mathematical abbreviation 'cos' when it is not pronounced in its complete form 'cosine'? I pronounce it as 'k-aw-ss', but a couple of Canadian friends I have ...
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1answer
153 views

Correct pronunciation of “Qty”

How to pronounce "Qty"? ku-ti-ai or ku-ti-why
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2answers
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Expansion and pronunciation of “Mrs”

Wikipedia says it used to stand for mistress. But you don't read it as mistress, do you? What is the pronunciation like? I think it would depend on the expansion.
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How to pronounce abbreviations by prefix part?

For example, how to pronounce the following: dir (directory), deer or /də:/? char (character), /kær/ or /tʃa:r/? def (define), deff or diff? mic (microphone), mik or mike? var (variable), vaar or ...