Timothy Partridge <timpart at perdix dot demon dot co dot uk> wrote:

> What about SQL and CICS? Americans seem to say sequel and c i c s.
> British seem to say s q l and kicks. (SQL has had a checkered history,
> and if I understand correctly it no longer stands for anything
> according to the ISO!)

This American says "sequel" and "see eye see ess" -- but then again, I
never have anything to do with CICS, so I would have no need for a
shorter pronunciation.

-Doug Ewell
Fullerton, California