Don't know jickle, but don't confuse that with JECL, homophone of Mr. Hyde's 
evil twin. 

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Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:51 AM
Subject: (External):Re: How do you say "z/OS"?

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:34 AM, Bill Woodger <>

> NaN in computing is pronounced, right? My rule of thu... mouth I 
> suppose, is if it can be pronounced, pronounce it, otherwise say the 
> letters but with no gaps in between. Emveeess vs Em-vee-ess.
> 1970's training video, American guy with hairstyle which made his head 
> look like a triangle, studiously pronouncing each individual letter, 
> D-O-S J-C-L, with alternating minor waggles of his head at each 
> letter. Not enough time in the world for that.

​Oh, and now we can discuss how to say JCL as a word? I have always her Jickel 
(rhymes with Nickel)​.

> In Portuguese, and allowing for my phonetics for the second, sicks and 
> dehbehdoish (CICS, DB2).

Unix: Some say the learning curve is steep, but you only have to climb it once. 
-- Karl Lehenbauer

Maranatha! <><
John McKown

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