How do you pronounce the "lib" in WPILib?

I’m not going to make fun of you* for how you pronounce it but I am very curious if you say it one of the two known ways:

  • “Lib” as in Libby
  • “Libe” as in Library

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*If you pronounce it as “Libe” then I’d like to know if you pronounce “bin” as “bine” too. :wink:

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I have literally never heard anybody pronounce it “Libe”. If you do, you are a maniac.

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It is clearly pronounced “wih-pee-lihb”

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Apologies, I think my edit to make the poll public just reset the votes.

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why py lyibe

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I assume you mean Libya the North African country not Libia which doesn’t seem to be a word

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Sorry, brain not firing on all 3.2 cylinders today. Has been updated to “Libby” as that is more obvious. Again, apologies for resetting the poll.

@austinshalit

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I wonder how the breakdown of votes would compare to how people pronounce “gif”

  • Hard G, like “Gift”
  • Soft G, like “Gym”

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“ohhhhh, a ‘gym’”

One of my favorite Simpsons moments

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Of course the Simpsons did it first.

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I have literally never heard anybody pronounce it “Libe”. If you do, you are a maniac.

@calcmogul

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As an English teacher, it is difficult for me to break tradition with roots (though I am fully aware developers’ recantation of forms and that language is fluid over time).

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WPI Library

I so wanted this for my classroom upon release, but alas, I was not quick enough to snatch the elusive beast.

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These are the same people who pour their milk before their cereal

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Or put milk in the cup before the coffee or tea… downright uncivilized.

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Wait, people put milk in coffee and tea? :slight_smile:

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Milk first, then cereal, then bowl.

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It appears that 3/4 of CD users are wrong.

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