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How does one pronounce PNAS?

  1. Apr 27, 2008 #1
    How does one pronounce PNAS (as in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences")? Do you guys call it "peenas?" Or do you guys drop the 'p' and just call it "Nas?" Or do you actually spell it out P.N.A.S.?

    p.s. Please don't say that it's pronounced "Paper Not Accepteable by Science" :)
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2008 #2

    arildno

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    Well, why not call it "pnas" with pronounced pn???
     
  4. Apr 27, 2008 #3
    BEcause women might be around :)
     
  5. Apr 27, 2008 #4

    arildno

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    Well you are not to insert an "ee"-sound in between the p and the n.

    Rather, you are to use the "praPNel" pn-sound at the start.

    Besides, I'm gay, so I didn't get your comment.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2008 #5

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    I'd probably say "Proceedings of the NAS". If one use p - nas, then only someone familiar with the proceedings would understand about what one is talking.

    Or one could accent the second syllable and say pa NAS, which sounds a bit like panache.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2008 #6

    Gokul43201

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    pee en ay ess
     
  8. Apr 27, 2008 #7
    lol penis
     
  9. Apr 27, 2008 #8
    This sort of peurile humour belongs in Foch space.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2008 #9

    arildno

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    Well, I was rather thinking of engineers with their thrusts, bolts and screws, but that can perhaps be accomodated within a Foch space as well.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2008 #10
    lol penis-space
     
  12. Apr 27, 2008 #11

    Moonbear

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    I just say all the letters like that if I'm not currently reading any articles in it. If I'm beating my head against the wall reading an article they've published, then it's more like Pain N Ay eSS. (Say it a few times if it's not immediately apparent.) :biggrin:
     
  13. Apr 27, 2008 #12

    Mk

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    I pronounce it peenas. I never thought anything of it, or possible lewd connotations.
     
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