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

Richard & Candice richcandice at mchsi.com
Sat Sep 6 20:15:56 EST 2003


While we are discussing pronounciation----what is the consensus (or lack of
consensus) on saying Escherechia?

Es-sher-ee-key-a?
Es-sher-ee-kah?
Es-sher-ee-chee-ah?
Es-sher-ee-shia?


"Scott Coutts" <scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au> wrote in message
news:3F5A6B04.2010205 at med.monash.edu.au...
> 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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