52324RE: Re: [Czechlist] PRONUNCIATION: SHE abbreviation
- Sep 12, 2013
Alas, I have heard it pronounced as 'she' during many a presentation at EWC meetings...And of course, it was known and understood as such by all the foreign employees as well :)
--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, <email@example.com> wrote:Often initialisms like that are pronounced as the word they look like, but in this particular case, my gut feeling is that they would pronounce it S-H-E.
I think we spell them out if they are only one syllable. So something like NAB (New American Bible) would be pronounced N-A-B, but an abbreviation like FAFSA will really be pronounced as a nonsensical word.
On Sep 11, 2013, at 6:10 AM, Jirka Bolech wrote:
> Hi there,
> Just wondering: if the abbreviation SHE is used for Safety, Health and
> Environment, is it possible to commonly expect it to be pronounced as an
> acronym, that is in the same way as pronoun 'she', or spelled as 'S-H-E'?
> Insights welcome...
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