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why ess- a - pee not sap

why we have to pronaunce S A P instead of simple sap ???

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    Former Member
    Apr 10, 2008 at 07:29 AM

    Hi,

    Because S.A.P is an acronym.

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    • Former Member Stephen Johannes

      > I would concurr that initialism sounds something like a word madeup by our fine president here in the US.

      LOLLLLLLLZZZZ (at stephen being sarcastic)

      And thanks for the info about the standard dialect for jounalism in the US.

      But the thing about English, it grew over the years into something quite different compare to other european languages. It borrowed words from other languages, other languages on the other hand borrowed some of english.

      e.g Jungle, Loot and Avatar are borrowed from Hindi.

  • Apr 10, 2008 at 09:56 AM

    Agree with Olivier SAP is an acronym and the right way to say SAP is S.A.P. same as I.B.M. or R.E.M. (hehehe....)

    Juan

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    Former Member
    Apr 10, 2008 at 02:37 PM

    I used to pronounced S A P because I think it's the correct way...However in Peru almost everyone called it SAP....My former boss told me once....

    You know why they want us to pronounce S A P instead of SAP...Because it's a marketing trick...

    Didn't understand when he told...And of course I didn't understand it right now...

    People use SAP just because the can...Try to pronounce IBM instead of I B M...Kinda hard right? -;)

    Greetings,

    Blag.

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    • Former Member Stephen Johannes

      I would seriously disagree with you in regards to the US market and US english.

      Sure, that can be true in US...But in other countries where SAP doesn't mean anything...I don't see it as a marketing trick.... -;)

      Greetings,

      Blag.

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    Former Member
    Apr 10, 2008 at 03:15 PM

    Hi,

    I call the company ess a pee and the software sap, however I have no rational explanation as to why I do this.

    Regards,

    Nick

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