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Dear Internets: Please validate my outrage

Okay, someone give me your knowledges, because for absolutely no reason, this is bugging the FUCK out of me:

Is "DDoS" pronounced "Dee-Dee-Oh-Ess" or "Dee-Doss"?

I've NEVER heard anyone say the latter before, but in an interview on Marketplace just now, John Markoff kept saying "Dee-Doss" over and over, and it was like fingernails down a chalkboard to me.

Am I justified in wanting to reach through the ether and smack him, or have I just been hearing the wrong voices in my head all this time?



NOTE:  Yes, yes I know there is no "correct" form for an individual's preference of pronunciation of an acronym...  I guess...    But damnit, it just sounds WRONG.

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demure
Mar. 28th, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure when I have heard it said aloud it was "DeeDeeOh-Ess'd." blah blah San Francisco hacker kids
my_window_seat
Mar. 28th, 2013 03:27 am (UTC)
Well, good - every gearhead I know says it the right way, then. MORE FOR OUR SIDE. \m/
trickykitty
Mar. 28th, 2013 01:58 am (UTC)
I think he may be confusing it with DOS, which is the acronym for what runs your computer and is pronounced "doss".

MS-DOS = em-ess-doss
PC DOS = pee-cee-doss
QDOS = que-doss

However, everybody else and their dog is going to be looking at him funny for not pronouncing DDoS as "dee-dee-oh-ess".
my_window_seat
Mar. 28th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC)
It's like listening to Bush say "new-cew-ler". ::shudder::
demure
Mar. 28th, 2013 04:04 am (UTC)
This is the most rational explanation, as DOS has been very firmly "doss" since always and to refer to something as a dee doss would not having the same meaning.
my_window_seat
Mar. 28th, 2013 04:22 am (UTC)
I kept seeing green-text-on-black-background and thinking "what's the 'd' for....? - oh, wait..."

Yes, I am THAT old.

In fact, I'm so old, I remember when typewriters first got the AUTO-CORRECT KEY. And when I was a temp, we used real carbon paper - the BLUE kind.*

Also, the invention of fire was pretty cool.


* Seriously, the auto-correct key was a banner fucking invention in the administrative support world. I wish I was kidding when I say the girls who worked in offices with "new" typewriters were all the envy of the rest of us poor bastards who either hoped that The Boss(TM) would let us use White-Out or else RRRIIIP - that's right - start over you poor stupid bastard.



^ Gospel truth, man.

Edited at 2013-03-28 04:29 am (UTC)
scarybaldguy
Mar. 28th, 2013 06:10 am (UTC)
Don't forget those tasty barbecued T.rex legs.
my_window_seat
Mar. 28th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, they still sell those at the State Fair. "Turkey" legs? Puh-leeze, bitch.
snatchbeast
Mar. 28th, 2013 08:41 am (UTC)
I've only ever heard Dee Dee Oh Ess
my_window_seat
Mar. 28th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
See? We hang out with the Cool Kids.
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