How would you pronounce TSC acronym ? tē ĕs sē ? or most probably people would use a word like pronunciation Tis´ic ? :-(

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  • They might also pronounce it like "tisk" – Barmar Jul 30 '15 at 19:10

When seeing it for the first time, 99% of speakers would say Tee, Ess, See.

If the people who invented the acronym wished it to be pronounced as a word they would have to make this clear to others.

  • If entire nations have failed to impose on the English language their views regarding how a word should be pronounced, mere inventors stand no chance. – TimLymington Jul 30 '15 at 17:33
  • Forget nations. Entire generations of grammar teachers have failed in the task. – deadrat Jul 30 '15 at 17:40
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    It's not the inventors who impose pronunciation, it's the users. And since there may be multiple phrases with the same abbreviation, the common pronunciation may depend on which phrase it's being used for. – Barmar Jul 30 '15 at 18:08

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