Some initial responses to Sneak's earlier item on oddly-pronounced IT firms have arrived.
"There's the Ingres database, pronounced 'in-gress', which seems fair enough," notes Ian Taylor. "Except that it's presumably named after the 19th-Century French painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, whose surname is pronounced something like 'angrrrr'." An apt enough way of saying the name for many, after Ingres acquirer Computer Associates angered plenty of users by letting the product wither away, before tossing it over the wall to the open-source community.
Luke Freeman and friends, meanwhile, have been pondering TV-card vendor Hauppauge. "Hoe-parj?" asks Freeman. "Nope. After many attempts at interpretation, contact with the company revealed it was in-fact pronounced 'hop-hog'."
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