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Samuele Zanca
Samuele Zanca

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How do you pronunce SQL

So my friend and I got into an argument about pronouncing S Q L vs sequel.

What do you guys think?

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Samuele Zanca Author

I say sequel because se quel is 2 syllables vs S Q L being 3.

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Eyad • Edited on

SQL is an interesting acronym. On its own I pronounce it as individual letters, but when next to "My", it then becomes My-sequel for some reason...
However..., after postgres, it goes back to post-gres-q-l

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Samuele Zanca Author

Now that I think about it, I do occasionally say SQL myself when talking about the language standard, but when the acronym is used in a db name its always sequel eg. mysequel or sequel server.

I also say no-sequel.

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Michiel Hendriks

S-Q-L because that's what it was renamed to, and it's also the name of the defined standard. SEQUEL might have been the original name, but that does not matter.

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

I usually pronounce it as individual letters. It is an acronym after all.

Aside from what you've mentioned though, I've also heard it pronounced 'seekel'.

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Sarah Ksiyer

seeequel
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