On Tue, Mar 09, 2021 at 05:32:41PM -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
I agree that it's a little weird at first, but as Ben Cotton
after the first hundred times or so it becomes natural.
This is not necessarily true. Our university IT department changed its
name about a decade ago, from three letters to four letters (both
abbreviations). But now, about ten years later still noone apart from
the officials use the new name.
(Even they don't consistently use it, despite orders(!) to use the new
I assume this is because the new name is clunkier - it could be
pronounced as one syllable before and now all four letters need to be
pronounced separately to not sound weird.
I think this is similar to the Mandrake/Mandriva example.
All the best,