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I was talking to a co-worker and was talking of how Database operations usually can be broken down into one of the elements of CRUD- Create, read, update and delete.

That's when I realised that I do not know how to pronounce CRUD.

So is there a definite, well accepted way to pronounce CRUD?

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CHROOD ? How else ? –  Matt Oct 25 '11 at 8:24
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How to prononce could be a very hard topic here. Remeber that we all are writing, and you'll find no direct link between the way english is written and the way you should prononce it. –  deadalnix Oct 25 '11 at 8:25
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@deadalnix: I know that very often pronunciation is a regional thing, but what i want to know is whether there is a definite pronunciation. (eg C# is C sharp and nor C Pound or C hash) –  Devdatta Tengshe Oct 25 '11 at 8:41
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Wait C# isn't C Pound? –  Rob Oct 25 '11 at 9:35
    
Please read this meta question - meta.programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/2260/… - I'm not sure your question is constructive enough. –  ChrisF Oct 25 '11 at 10:12
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I pronounce it like I pronounce the word meaning miscellaneous and unidentified matter, "Crud". The IPA version is /kɹʌd/.

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Miscellaneous and unidentified matter? I though it meant something of poor quality - which to me was always right to the point with CRUD :) –  Yannis Rizos Oct 25 '11 at 8:30
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@YannisRizos Something of poor quality is another word that starts with "cr" –  World Engineer Oct 25 '11 at 8:31
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crap is a synonym of crud, and it may even refer to CRUD as an acronym for create, retrieve, alter, purge. –  Yannis Rizos Oct 25 '11 at 8:36
    
+1. According to the German wiki entry it's the correct translation (given that ɹ doesn't exist in German, I think it's safe to say it's the English pronunciation). –  back2dos Oct 25 '11 at 10:16
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Erm - exactly as you would think... like "MUD" but with a "CR" on the front ?

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K -RUD

Its actually a term I don't use as in Belfast CRUD is slang from rubbish.

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I think that's the case all over the UK (certainly here in south east England) - it's often written but not commonly spoken here :) –  MattDavey Oct 25 '11 at 10:48
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Like Crush but with a D at the end:)

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k as in kilo, r as in romeo, u pronounced as u in mud, d as in delta.

I hope this give you some idea. :-)

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