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

Bob Burns W9BU w9bu_lists at rlburns.net
Thu Jul 2 20:21:24 CDT 2015


I always say A-P-R-S as individual letters and I cringe when I hear someone saying "ape-irs".

But, I'm not consistent. There are acronyms that I say as individual letters and others that I say as if they were a word. AMSAT and TAPR are acronyms that I pronounce as words. But, the Yaesu automatic antennas I always say as A-T-A-S and it bugs me when I hear people say "A-tass" or "A-toss".

Bob...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Stephen H.
> Smith via aprssig
> Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:39 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: [aprssig] How Do You Pronounce Our Favorite Ham Activity?
> 
> In text APRS is APRS - no question.
> 
> But when you vocalize this acronym, how do you pronounce it?
> 
> o   As   A-P-R-S (individual letters spoken)?
> 
> o   As "ape-irs"  (with the first syllable sounding like a hairy monkey?)
> 
> o   As "app-irs" (with the first syllable sounding like a small program for a
> smartphone?)
> 
> Or what........
> 



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