View Poll Results: How do you pronounce 'char'?

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  • As if I'm saying "car"

    173 25.44%
  • As in charred wood

    507 74.56%
  1. Post #81
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    VoiDeD's Avatar
    August 2005
    860 Posts
    car

    Edited:

    the real question is, boo-lean or boo-lian
    Why not the nullsquared way: boo-yen?
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  2. Post #82
    I switch between methods, but I generally do "charred"-style. Of course, sometimes I pronounce it "shar", just for the lulz.

  3. Post #83

    May 2010
    60 Posts
    signed byte:saddowns:
    You mean unsigned byte.
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  4. Post #84
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    June 2006
    1,099 Posts
    Please leave and come back when you change your avatar. That's the only way you're going to ever be taken seriously. Anyone with under 1000 posts who keeps the default Bieber avatar is a joke.
    -snipped rude Ownage comment it was too mean-

    its ok I don't care if high school java-class kids take me seriously because I don't have self esteem issues
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  5. Post #85
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    July 2007
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    -snipped rude Ownage comment it was too mean-

    its ok I don't care if people take me seriously because I don't have self esteem issues
    Are you fucking serious? For the love of god tell me you were thinking of Javascript.
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  6. Post #86
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    June 2006
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    Are you fucking serious? For the love of god tell me you were thinking of Javascript.
    uh I meant a class in which they teach Java

    what did I stutter

    if you mean the snipped remark you can decide if I was serious or not
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  7. Post #87
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    July 2007
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    You know, where you said Java wasn't a programming language. Before you snipped it.

  8. Post #88
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    January 2009
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    Agent766 posted:
    Some shit
    Soda posted:
    Some other shit
    Oh god what have I started :ohdear:
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  9. Post #89
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    June 2006
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    Oh god what have I started :ohdear:
    nothing just a chain of irony flying right over people's heads

  10. Post #90
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    nicatronTg's Avatar
    July 2009
    4,698 Posts
    As in KARE
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  11. Post #91
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    June 2009
    294 Posts
    You wouldn't download a "car"

  12. Post #92

    September 2009
    375 Posts
    You wouldn't download a "car"
    I don't think I would download a "char", either.

  13. Post #93
    lilcheeselad's Avatar
    January 2009
    8,524 Posts
    care

  14. Post #94
    Fycix's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,748 Posts
    Char like car and boolean like boo-lian.

    God I'm fucking retarded according to most people here.
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  15. Post #95
    yakahughes's Avatar
    April 2008
    1,318 Posts
    Cah (English accent where R's disappear at the end of words) and bowlin.

  16. Post #96
    VeryNiceGuy's Avatar
    July 2010
    1,062 Posts
    Now that I think about it, I've said it 'Care' 'Char' and 'Car' at different times. I think I've done this with alot of words.. :ohdear:

  17. Post #97
    ChopSticks613's Avatar
    March 2010
    75 Posts
    Sha-

    Like charades.

  18. Post #98
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    Dennab
    July 2008
    17,590 Posts
    care as in care

  19. Post #99
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    April 2005
    2,019 Posts
    I have no idea how/why people are even getting the idea to pronounce it care or sha
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  20. Post #100
    BMCHa's Avatar
    August 2007
    851 Posts
    I have no idea how/why people are even getting the idea to pronounce it care or sha
    Character(1 byte ASCII, to be exact) was abbreviated to char for the datatype. The pronunciation is just the original word minus the "aracter".

    As for sha. I'd guess they're pronouncing the "ch" as it is sometimes "sh", and the "ar" as a british "ar" ("ah"), making "sha". (then again I have no idea why for this one)

    I myself use "care".
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  21. Post #101
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    April 2005
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    Are the people saying care american or something? The only way I can see your explanation is that they normally say character as "care-act-er" which is how I would say it if i was putting on a strong foney american accent (I'm an aussie), and hence when it's just char they would say care.
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  22. Post #102
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    st0rmforce's Avatar
    February 2008
    3,594 Posts
    News just in! People pronounce things differently if there is no defined pronunciation. People of the internet in a state of shock.
    More after 9:00
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  23. Post #103
    Interesting that you say that. Friend.
    NorthernGate's Avatar
    August 2007
    3,378 Posts
    Are the people saying care american or something? The only way I can see your explanation is that they normally say character as "care-act-er" which is how I would say it if i was putting on a strong foney american accent (I'm an aussie), and hence when it's just char they would say care.
    Character pronunciation is defined though, and it's defined as "k'erikter" which is "care-ick-ter", which is how everyone I know pronounces it.
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  24. Post #104
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    Overv's Avatar
    February 2007
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    You mean unsigned byte.
    I don't know which compiler you use, but with most, types are signed if you don't specify them as unsigned.
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  25. Post #105
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    January 2009
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    Except for chars. Most compilers default that to unsigned. But other primitives will default to signed.

    Edited:

    Or not.

    Learnin' all day erryday...
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  26. Post #106
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    October 2007
    7,265 Posts
    kaer

    Edited:

    like "kär".

  27. Post #107
    open.gl
    Overv's Avatar
    February 2007
    7,431 Posts
    Except for chars. Most compilers default that to unsigned. But other primitives will default to signed.
    #include <iostream>
    
    int main()
    {
    	char c = 200;
    }

    G++ 4.1.2
    Code:
    Line 5: warning: overflow in implicit constant conversion
    Visual Studio 2010 compiler
    Code:
    main.cpp(5): warning C4309: 'initializing' : truncation of constant value
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  28. Post #108
    Dennab
    June 2010
    1,870 Posts
    I'm sure there's some reason for why I and many other people pronounce it "car". I figure it has something to do with the "ch" sound using more of the surface of your tongue than a "kuh" sound, as many words in North American English (I don't know about other accents and regions) use hard syllable sounds. I've heard from a British friend that Americans tend to speak more with the exhaust of their noses, as English accents have a tone in which they don't utilize more of their nostrils.

    tl;dr: Brits are saying "char", Americans are saying "car".
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  29. Post #109
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    June 2006
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    Except for chars. Most compilers default that to unsigned. But other primitives will default to signed.
    #include <limits>
    #include <iostream>
    
    int main()
    {
      std::cout << (std::numeric_limits<char>::is_signed ? "signed" : "unsigned") << std::endl;
    }
    Outputs signed on g++ 4.6 experimental trunk build.
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  30. Post #110
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    Overv's Avatar
    February 2007
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    #include <limits>
    #include <iostream>
    
    int main()
    {
      std::cout << (std::numeric_limits<char>::is_signed ? "signed" : "unsigned") << std::endl;
    }
    Outputs signed on g++ 4.6 experimental trunk build.
    Oh you and your fancy proof :saddowns:
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  31. Post #111
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    August 2007
    851 Posts
    Are the people saying care american or something? The only way I can see your explanation is that they normally say character as "care-act-er" which is how I would say it if i was putting on a strong foney american accent (I'm an aussie), and hence when it's just char they would say care.
    Good point. I hadn't really thought about differences in word pronunciation before. Anyways, the people saying char most likely say character like this (I do anyway). http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/File:en-us-character.ogg

  32. Post #112
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    Dennab
    July 2008
    17,590 Posts
    Are the people saying care american or something? The only way I can see your explanation is that they normally say character as "care-act-er" which is how I would say it if i was putting on a strong foney american accent (I'm an aussie), and hence when it's just char they would say care.
    everyone I know in the united states who actually pronounces this word pronounces it care, and I know a few canadians and brits that pronounce it that way too.

    Edited:

    Good point. I hadn't really thought about differences in word pronunciation before. Anyways, the people saying char most likely say character like this (I do anyway). http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/File:en-us-character.ogg
    yes

  33. Post #113
    Interesting that you say that. Friend.
    NorthernGate's Avatar
    August 2007
    3,378 Posts
    @r4nk_ & his disagree

    All the below sources say "care-ick-ter"...
    http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=character+as+word
    http://www.forvo.com/word/character#en This one has three people pronouncing it, one from the UK, one from the US, and one from Australia
    http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?wor...&submit=Submit

  34. Post #114
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    July 2007
    1,998 Posts
    Am I the only one that says it like "chair"?

    :saddowns:
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  35. Post #115
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    November 2010
    370 Posts
    @r4nk_ & his disagree

    All the below sources say "care-ick-ter"...
    http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=character+as+word
    http://www.forvo.com/word/character#en This one has three people pronouncing it, one from the UK, one from the US, and one from Australia
    http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?wor...&submit=Submit
    They don't say Care-ick-ter, they say Cah-rick-ter.

    And that aussie sounds like a dweeb
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  36. Post #116
    Interesting that you say that. Friend.
    NorthernGate's Avatar
    August 2007
    3,378 Posts
    They don't say Care-ick-ter, they say Cah-rick-ter.

    And that aussie sounds like a dweeb
    Cahr, Care. It's the same thing, you're just being picky now.

  37. Post #117
    pro ruby dev's Avatar
    November 2010
    370 Posts
    Cahr, Care. It's the same thing, you're just being picky now.
    I don't know how you speak, but to me, care and cah are completely different sounds.
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  38. Post #118
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    February 2005
    158 Posts
    I've always said it as "char" like charcoal.

    Most of the people I know pronounce it this way though routinely there's a few that pronounce it as "car." Can't say I know anyone that says "care."

    You'd think "care" would be more popular because it's "proper" but I believe that because the "char" sound is more unique it's easier to distinguish in programming jargon... or maybe I'm just used to it.

  39. Post #119
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    August 2008
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    Char, Boleean and Integ-ger.

  40. Post #120
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    r4nk_'s Avatar
    April 2005
    2,019 Posts
    Char, Boleean and Integ-ger.
    You really gonna come into a thread asking how you say 'Char' and answer with 'Char'?
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