B.O.I.N.C. Correct Verbal Pronouncement

WHOSIT
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Greetings all,

I have no doubt, that the following question shall have all of the more astute and knowledgeable long time BOINC volunteers, laughing and chuckling out loud at their work stations, where ever those places may be, once this posting is read.

This however, is not my intention and the question, I assure you all, is not meant as some sort of joke nor is it made in jest.

As is the work being done, I am quite serious, though a "newbie" at the offered tasks I have chosen to partake in.

I have been attempting to deduce what would be the correct pronouncement of "BOINC".
Could it be perhaps verbalized like the sound effect "boink" or is it pronounced "bow - ink"?

Thank you all in advance for your serious responses.

BTW, and off topic, my SETI@home came alive of it's oun accord yesterday! YEA!!!!! That makes four total research programs of a personal interest I am now involved in!

Wishing you continuing scientific "fun" and, at least, always valid results,
Laters,
Rick "WHOSIT" W.

Mike Hewson
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B.O.I.N.C. Correct Verbal Pronouncement

I've always thought of it as "boink", but we get "bionic" and "ionic" spellings too. :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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RE: I've always thought of

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I've always thought of it as "boink", but we get "bionic" and "ionic" spellings too. :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I too have always heard it officially pronounced as 'boink' but for those from England the term 'boinc' is sexual and therefore they tend to misspell it and make it Bionic instead.
Officially it means http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOINC so is a USA coined phrase and not a term to indicate anything sexual.

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Greetings all, mikey and

Greetings all,

mikey and Mike Hewson,

Indeed I was of the same opinion that it's pronounced "boink" rather than "bow-inc" or something other.

I am very pleased to have obtained no nonsense answers to my poser from you two.

Many Thanks :-)

Wishing you continuing scientific "fun" and, at least, always valid results,
Laters,
Rick "WHOSIT" W.

Mike Hewson
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I wasn't aware of the UK

I wasn't aware of the UK sexual slant, so that's a useful tid-bit of info for my mod role.

Cheers, Mike.

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RE: I wasn't aware of the

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I wasn't aware of the UK sexual slant, so that's a useful tid-bit of info for my mod role.

Cheers, Mike.


Careful, don't accept everything you read from Americans.

I was born in England 58 years ago, and I've lived in England (well, with a brief excursion to Scotland) ever since.

I've never heard of BOINC, pronounced boink, having any sexual connotation whatsoever.

That word would be bonk, no i, which seems to be at least as American as English.

I do, however, have problems with the word 'nonce', used for a one-time password used when authenticating GUI RPC connections between the core client and a manager. It is, presumably, neutral to Americans, but is considerably more offensive to the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonce_(slang)]English[/url].

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Agreed, as the people calling

Agreed, as the people calling BOINC "bionic" more or less claim to be dyslexic (99% of the internet crowd these days. You're just not real if you're not dyslexic. Mind, I know that Mikey truly is dyslexic and I am not dissing him! Just all the rest who don't care how they type or never heard of a dictionary), and it doesn't matter where they're coming from.

But it's nice to see how explanations are brought into this world. ;-)

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RE: RE: I wasn't aware of

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I wasn't aware of the UK sexual slant, so that's a useful tid-bit of info for my mod role.

Cheers, Mike.


Careful, don't accept everything you read from Americans.

I was born in England 58 years ago, and I've lived in England (well, with a brief excursion to Scotland) ever since.

I've never heard of BOINC, pronounced boink, having any sexual connotation whatsoever.

That word would be bonk, no i, which seems to be at least as American as English.

I do, however, have problems with the word 'nonce', used for a one-time password used when authenticating GUI RPC connections between the core client and a manager. It is, presumably, neutral to Americans, but is considerably more offensive to the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonce_(slang)]English[/url].

Huh, I stand corrected, I now know what I learned today!

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Speaking as an

Speaking as an American...boinc can be kind of a juveneillistic sexual connotation. actually it'd be more likely spelled boink. I just boinked betty last night would be an example. Its purely slang in this manner. Other than that, another popular use is as a name for a sound effect youd see in cartoons. Picture a bunny rabbit hopping along, boink boink boink...or the sound of a spring, springing.

Bonk now it seems is a british term for a sexual connotation, what would be boink in America. However, in america bonk would be more like getting hit over the head. I just bonked my head on a low tree branch, ouch.

The spelling Bionic, would be pronounced By On Nik. That would be like a cyber person, a robot, a mechanical or partway mechanical being. Like that lame old show The Bionic Man.

Wow this can get confusing. When are you Brits going to learn how to speak proper English :D

Aaron

If god meant for us not to BOINC he'd have made our #$%^%^ shorter!!

Richard Haselgrove
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Boing, boing, boing would be

Boing, boing, boing would be the spring. But I'm cool with boink, boink, boink for the bunny.

Interesting how quickly these cross-pond usages mutate - and how (deliberately?) contrary they are. Have bonk and boink really swapped places since Mikey's post?

Proper English? Just wait till you get me started on proper Yorkshire.....

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RE: Wow this can get

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Wow this can get confusing. When are you Brits going to learn how to speak proper English :D

Aaron

al see thee oot' back int' ginell, whur al gi thee a slap lad...

LOL

dunx

P.S. Barnsley is the epicentre of "Yorkshire Speak".

http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m35/jpwr1/?action=view&current=Yorkshire_Airlines.mp4

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