Phoenux, Phoneux, Phonux?

Jon "maddog" Hall maddog at
Mon Jun 11 23:27:33 CEST 2012

> I concede that you're right about Linus and Linux. The fact remains
> for phoenux would still hold since it's pronounced with the same long
> e sound as in Linus' name. So fee-nəks (or fee-nux) and not phon-ugs.

I think the group should be more concerned about the "ugs" part, since
the word "ugh" in American slang:

Ugh Ugh ([oo^]), interj.
 An exclamation expressive of disgust, horror, or recoil. Its
 utterance is usually accompanied by a shudder.
 [1913 Webster]


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