[rfc-i] REOC membership

Tony Hansen tony at att.com
Wed Jan 26 09:58:48 PST 2011


On 1/26/2011 12:33 PM, Dave CROCKER wrote:
>
> As for pronouncability, the pattern in the IETF, with the IESG, IASA, 
> IAOC, IAB, IRTF and, by the way, RFC, is for pronouncing the 
> individual letters rather having pseudo-words.
>
> It's probably not significant that 'nomcom' is an exception...

I've heard plenty of people say "eye-ass-ah" for IASA. I think RSOC 
would quickly become "are-sock". That is, when part of it is 
pronounceable, the tendency will be to do so.

Sounds like a master's thesis in english studies. :-)

     Tony


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