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My brain tends to produce the following lexemes: "str" + "f" + "time", so I say, "stir-eff-time". Breaking it up like this helps me know the important bits that denote what the function does.

 
 
 

I tend to think of it as "strafe-time" for some reason 🤷‍♂️

 

Sometimes string-for-time but also string-of-time. But I never really thought about.
It's like C's sprintf() sometimes string-printf and others sprint-f.

 
 

In my head, I pronounce it "string format time" or "string formatted time".

 
 
 
 

I think its from string-formatted-time. In C printf = print formatted.

I will leave it at that, since prononuncing those weird "words" doesnt really matter imo ;)

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