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Thread: How do you pronounce GSAK?

  1. #1

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    Default How do you pronounce GSAK?

    Out of a serious discussion in the Members Only area, a more light hearted question has arisen - how do you pronounce GSAK?
    Last edited by Bill D (wwh); 25th March 2009 at 05:00 PM. Reason: Spalung
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    I've voted for Gee Ess Ay Kay. (You're not obliged to tell us how you voted).
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. (Dylan Thomas)​


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    Gee -sacK
    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

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    Gee-sack

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    gee sack got our vote
    We like Greens

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    It's gee sack of course. I wasn't aware anyone pronounced it any other way but hey ho each to their own

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    Gee Sack, have it loaded but never use it.

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    Gee Sack
    am currently trying to feel my way round it !! Being an extreme technophobe I am going to the "Chippy" event on Sunday in the hope that some one will give me some "hands on" advice on this and other vexing questions !
    ho hum

    palujia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palujia View Post
    Gee Sack
    am currently trying to feel my way round it !! Being an extreme technophobe I am going to the "Chippy" event on Sunday in the hope that some one will give me some "hands on" advice on this and other vexing questions !
    ho hum

    palujia
    Take it in small steps!
    I'm still learning, but can get GSAK to do what I want it to -except make a cuppa! hmy:

    The GSAK forums are very helpful, and Clyde, lignumaqua, Kai Team or one of the many others will soon help.
    Last edited by Bear and Ragged; 17th May 2010 at 10:02 PM.
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    Work gets in the way!

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    G-S-A-K

    Or all we all logged on to GAG-Bee?

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    Gee-Sack. What a brilliant tool it is too. And I love the stats it generates!

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    G-S-A-K.

    Somebody (I remember not who) picked me up for it on the podcast, suggesting it should be pronounced geesack.

    I am sorry, but I am not American and when I see an acronym, generally it gets pronounced as the acronym is spelled.

    I was recently talking to a colonial acquaintance who mentioned that a friend had gone in to hopsital for a minor operation and came out with mercer.

    Took me ages to realise she meant MRSA!

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    Smile

    G-S-A-K until I realised I was not speaking the same language as my local cachers who mostly say Gee-Sack. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

    Now I'll head out and proactively leverage the value proposition.

    On second thoughts, perhaps I'll not join 'em and continue to insist on 'British English'.

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    Gee-Sack

    Since when has it been British to spell out acronyms? My first job after graduating was on an Are-Ay-Dee-Ay-Are project, sometimes when I cook I may even use Bee-Eye-Ess-Tee-Oh for the gravy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornell Finch View Post
    I am sorry, but I am not American and when I see an acronym, generally it gets pronounced as the acronym is spelled.
    It's got nothing to do with being American - an acronym is prounounced as a single word (look it up in the dictionary); an abbreviation is pronounced as its constituent letters.

    So it all depends on whether GSAK is an acronym or an abbreviation. For me it's "gee-sak"; I've never heard anybody refer to it as anything else, so I've always called it that.

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