And you replied, "You need to get out more", I assume! Sheesh. It might
sound odd to the American ear, but it's not exactly that obscure.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 1:18 AM, Wayne Bickerdike <wayn...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Spent some time in Phoenix teaching some REXX to colleagues. I'm an English
> guy who moved to OZ in 1986 and had 5 years in California.
>
> After about an hour one of the guys put his hand up and said, "excuse me,
> what's ZED?"
>
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 3:52 AM, Jesse 1 Robinson <jesse1.robin...@sce.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > Don't know jickle, but don't confuse that with JECL, homophone of Mr.
> > Hyde's evil twin.
> >
> > .
> > .
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List [mailto:IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU] On
> > Behalf Of John McKown
> > Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 9:51 AM
> > To: IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU
> > Subject: (External):Re: How do you say "z/OS"?
> >
> > On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 6:34 AM, Bill Woodger <bill.wood...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 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).
> > >
> > >
> >
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> > once. -- Karl Lehenbauer
> > Unicode: http://xkcd.com/1726/
> >
> > Maranatha! <><
> > John McKown
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