Meta tags

  tasslehoff burrfoot 20:55 04 Dec 2005


Please don't laugh at me, but I was wondering how to pronounce "meta"?

I have always pronounced it to rhyme with "better".

Yet I have always pronounced "beta" to rhyme with "meter".

So is "meta" actually "meter"?


  tasslehoff burrfoot 21:49 04 Dec 2005

I've never heard anyone say "meetuhphysics" so I'll stick with the way I've always thought.

Thanks very much.

  Forum Editor 19:17 07 Dec 2005

to find out that what you thought was a correct pronounciation is actually the one that most people use.

For years I worked with someone who pronounced Linux as 'Line ux' as opposed to 'Linnux', and he wouldn't hear of it any other way. I got so used to his way of saying it that I found myself doing the same thing once, when I was giving a talk on computing as a career to some sixth - year students. I didn't realise I had done it, and I wondered why some members of my audience were smiling.

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