[aprssig] How Do You Pronounce Our Favorite Ham Activity?

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 13:35:02 CDT 2015


>>A-P-R-S (individual letters spoken)

If you ask Bob, I did, that is the answer you get, and the look of pain on his face when someone says "ape-ers" is a thing to behold.

Unfortunately whether to pronounce initials, or spell them out, is not consistent.  You pronounce AMSAT or TAPR, but not ARRL or QCWA.  In fact, to make the point about APRS to someone, I purposely pronounce ARRL to rhyme with "Carl."

73s,

Alan
WA4SCA


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<In text APRS is APRS - no question.
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<But when you vocalize this acronym, how do you pronounce it?
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<o   As   A-P-R-S (individual letters spoken)?
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<o   As "ape-irs"  (with the first syllable sounding like a hairy monkey?)
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<o   As "app-irs" (with the first syllable sounding like a small program for a
<smartphone?)
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<Or what........
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