OT: Proper Pronunciation of CDONTS...

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FYI IMO there a lot of TLA's out there these days.  Some acronyms get pronounced phonetically like ISAPI ("eye-sap-ee") and MAPI ("map-ee") while others are enunciated simply by reading the letters like ESM ("E-S-M") and NTFS ("N-T-F-S").  Usually the presence of vowels in acronyms or resemblance to an actual word determines this.  However there are some cases where a precedent forbids this rule...

Let's look at CDONTS.  I humorously use it in the title of this blog as a play on one of the common mispronunciations. Obviously CDO is pronounced by reading the letters ("C-D-O") and CDONTS is known as CDO for NT Server or CDONTS ("C-D-O-N-T-S").  Pronouncing each letter here keeps its association with CDO in tact.  Unfortunately CDONTS looks a lot like "C-don'ts" or the most unfortunate pronunciation, "C-donuts"...

As a support professional that is still relatively new to this gig, I recognized CDONTS as "C-D-O-N-T-S".  You can imagine my confusion when I got my first "C-DONUTS" case, haha...

Oh and BTW, CDOSYS is half and half of course, just to keep it interesting, "C-D-O-sis"...

  • It's "Seedy Onts" - surely?! Call me lazy but "C-D-O-N-T-S" is too much of a mouthful...

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