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While we're on the topic... (was: How do you say E. coli O157:H7)

Scott Coutts scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au
Sat Sep 6 18:17:17 EST 2003


Monty Arch wrote:
> How does one verbally say the term E.coli O157:H7?

Yeah, I agree with Bob about the pronounciation of the strain.

Also, while we're on the topic, how do you guys pronounce speicies 
names with 'ae' on the end? We were having a discussion about this a 
while back and we found that lots of people say them in different 
ways. I'd be interested to hear what others think. Of course there 
are lots of bugs that have this sound on the end, but here's an 
example for people to give their opinion: 'pneumoniae'. We were 
interested in the 'ae' parts of species names, not any other part so 
the 'new' or 'noo' part is irrelevant. Here are the ways that people 
in our department pronounce the 'ae' on species names:

   new-moh-nee (or noo-moh-nee)
   new-moh-nee-ay (or noo-moh-nee-ay)
   new-moh-nee-ah (or noo-moh-nee-ah)





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