How is "LOCI" pronounced?

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How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Low-cheee
2
7%
Low-cee
4
13%
Low-kai
4
13%
Low-keh
0
No votes
Lock-eye
1
3%
Lock-eee
0
No votes
Lock-eh
0
No votes
Low-key
10
33%
Other
9
30%
 
Total votes: 30

txhorn
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How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby txhorn » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:48 pm

What is the proper saying?
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Dany
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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby Dany » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:50 pm

El-oh-cee-eye.

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby stratocophic » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:52 pm

Those who say things like "LOCI" in real life generally pronounce it "I-am-doo-shee"

Edit: eskimo's pronunciation is probably an acceptable variant when conversing with other TLSers.
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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby ajmanyjah » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:53 pm

txhorn wrote:What is the proper saying?



Just so you know there is no "proper" pronunciation for anything, and anyone who says otherwise is stupid. Everyone has an accent to someone.

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby ajmanyjah » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:54 pm

stratocophic wrote:Those who say things like "LOCI" in real life generally pronounce it "I-am-doo-shee"


Really?

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby skoobily doobily » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:57 pm

"low key"

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Dany
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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby Dany » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:57 pm

stratocophic wrote:Those who say things like "LOCI" in real life generally pronounce it "I-am-doo-shee"

Hahaha +1

But really, do people actually say stuff like this IRL? I thought it was just to abbreviate typing... if someone called it an "LOR" in real life and didn't just say "recommendation letter" I'd think they were bizarre.

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby stratocophic » Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:00 pm

ajmanyjah wrote:
txhorn wrote:What is the proper saying?



Just so you know there is no "proper" pronunciation for anything, and anyone who says otherwise is stupid. Everyone has an accent to someone.
This has no bearing on this inane discussion, but there's a big difference between pronouncing something slightly differently due to your accent and pronouncing something incorrectly. Mainly the fact that the second one makes people look dumb. It's the verbal equivalent of blatantly misspelling words.

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby General Tso » Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:59 pm

ell-ess-ay-tee

ell-sat

or ell-sats

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby Renzo » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:12 pm

How is "LOCI" pronounced?


I've always pronounced it "letter of continuing interest"

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby Cogburn87 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:12 pm

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby 2ofspades » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:11 am

General Tso wrote:ell-ess-ay-tee

ell-sat

or ell-sats


lol

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby JOThompson » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:19 am

eskimo wrote:
stratocophic wrote:Those who say things like "LOCI" in real life generally pronounce it "I-am-doo-shee"

Hahaha +1

But really, do people actually say stuff like this IRL? I thought it was just to abbreviate typing... if someone called it an "LOR" in real life and didn't just say "recommendation letter" I'd think they were bizarre.

But it's not bizarre to say LSAT instead of law school admissions test? I think would-be lawyers pride themselves on efficiency and it seems logical to refer to things like letters of recommendation as LORs if both people understand the long meaning of the term.

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby TCScrutinizer » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:20 am

I've pronounced "LOCI" like the actual word "loci" before. You know, because that makes the most sense if you're going to do it at all.

By which I mean to say, why the fuck is that not an option on the poll?

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby Dany » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:50 am

JOThompson wrote:
eskimo wrote:
stratocophic wrote:Those who say things like "LOCI" in real life generally pronounce it "I-am-doo-shee"

Hahaha +1

But really, do people actually say stuff like this IRL? I thought it was just to abbreviate typing... if someone called it an "LOR" in real life and didn't just say "recommendation letter" I'd think they were bizarre.

But it's not bizarre to say LSAT instead of law school admissions test? I think would-be lawyers pride themselves on efficiency and it seems logical to refer to things like letters of recommendation as LORs if both people understand the long meaning of the term.

But that's the thing: most people know what the LSAT is, but I'd wager next to none of my friends (or professors) - EVEN those applying to law school - know what an "LOCI" is. TLS-slang in real life is just weird, whereas LSAT, MCAT, ACT, SAT are all common and acceptable.

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Re: How is "LOCI" pronounced?

Postby JOThompson » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:52 am

eskimo wrote:
JOThompson wrote:
eskimo wrote:
stratocophic wrote:Those who say things like "LOCI" in real life generally pronounce it "I-am-doo-shee"

Hahaha +1

But really, do people actually say stuff like this IRL? I thought it was just to abbreviate typing... if someone called it an "LOR" in real life and didn't just say "recommendation letter" I'd think they were bizarre.

But it's not bizarre to say LSAT instead of law school admissions test? I think would-be lawyers pride themselves on efficiency and it seems logical to refer to things like letters of recommendation as LORs if both people understand the long meaning of the term.

But that's the thing: most people know what the LSAT is, but I'd wager next to none of my friends (or professors) - EVEN those applying to law school - know what an "LOCI" is. TLS-slang in real life is just weird, whereas LSAT, MCAT, ACT, SAT are all common and acceptable.

Fair enough point about LOCI being a relatively unknown term outside of TLS and a few elite admissions guides. Perhaps we're nerdier than most, but some of my friends and I do say LOR when discussing admissions. :P




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