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Offline JoeMusashi

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How is it pronounced again....?
« on: November 16, 2017, 21:41:38 PM »
I was listening to a Podcast today about retro 1st person shooters on PC. Obviously ID Software cropped up.

I was surprised to hear the two presenters pronounce id Software, as in skid, idiot, pyramid etc...
I always though it was ID as in eye-dee.

Am I in the minority here? I'd be interested to hear what others think.

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Re: How is it pronounced again....?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 22:31:36 PM »
It's funny, for years I said it the same way you do as in the letter I and the letter D. Then earlier this year I was watching E3 coverage and all of the professional reviewers were pronouncing it the opposite, and that's when I realized I had been saying it wrong all these years lol!

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Re: How is it pronounced again....?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 23:55:22 PM »
Right. It's "id" as in "the id, the ego, and the superego." It's one of the principles of Freudian psychoanalysis.
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Re: How is it pronounced again....?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 01:51:23 AM »
Oh, so it's "id" and not I-D?  My ego is bruised but I guess my id will manage. 

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