BSON is a particular data format used in web development, derived from the JSON format. JSON is pronounced "jay-son" as the Greek hero, and given the tendendcy the scientific community has to have interesting names, I suspect "BSON" is read as "bison", and not as "bee-son". But, I have no motherlanguage computer scientist nearby to sustain my theory. Which is right?

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    According to Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSON it is actually pronounced"bee-son" – DRF Jul 7 '15 at 12:15
  • it's seems that beeson should be the right way to pronounce it. – PbxMan Jul 7 '15 at 12:17
  • Actually, there's no agreement as to how to pronounce "JSON". I've heard it pronounced both "Jason" (as in the Argonaut) and "jay-sahn". – Hot Licks Jul 7 '15 at 12:39
  • As in the anglicized version of the name of the leader of the Argonauts, that is. Apollonius Rhodius gives the name as Ἰήσων (Iḗsōn), Euripides as Ἰάσων (Iásōn). – Brian Donovan Jul 7 '15 at 15:08

According to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSON it is actually pronounced"bee-son". And the same pronunciation is espoused by the specification page http://bsonspec.org/


Wikipedia suggests it is "bee-son": BSON /ˈbiːsɒn/ is as i: is pronounced as the ee in see.

  • Ha, i really missed that Wikipedia had pronunciation suggestions! – piffy Jul 7 '15 at 12:18
  • @piffy Hey! I answered first! Can I at least get an upvote!!??! ;-) – Peter K. Jul 7 '15 at 12:28
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    +1. Been there, buddy. The sad part is that early answers show lower in the queue. But, I must add, try not to answer basic and gen-ref questions too much. It's bad for the site. Cheers. – Tushar Raj Jul 7 '15 at 13:18
  • @Peter K. - Sorry about that, Peter. I can't upvote, I'm too "young" for that. – piffy Jul 7 '15 at 17:30

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