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What is the correct pronunciation?

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  1. ScifiMike12

    ScifiMike12 Drinking the good stuff

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    GHz



    giga-hertz

    or

    jigga-hertz


    I've been saying "giga-hertz" for years but according to my fields teacher (he has to be over 85 years old), it's pronounced the second way. Something to do with the prefix 'giga' and gigantic. Can't recall exactly.

    :confused2:
     
  2. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Brain size of a planet...

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    Like Lady Gaga but Giga...

    I'm sure you could pronounce it either way, but the real way is GIGA.

    Dictionary.com shows it as "Giga" only and Meriam webster shows both ways.

    How often have you heard someone say "Jiggabyte" or "2.4 Jiggahertz". Almost never.
     
  3. unreal25

    unreal25 Capt. Obvious

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    - "Hey, what's the speed of that CPU?"
    - "3 JHz pal. Beat that."
     
  4. ScifiMike12

    ScifiMike12 Drinking the good stuff

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    Surprisingly most of my engineering professors also say it like "Jiggahertz". Though I don't think they would say "Jiggabyte". lol
     
  5. Mastershroom

    Mastershroom wat

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    1.21 JIGGAWATTS!?

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  6. foosa123

    foosa123 adsfjldsajflkajsdfa

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    i pronounce it "gi-gga"
     
  7. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Brain size of a planet...

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    I believe the "old" English way is "Jigga" but conventional way is "Giga". Considering your professor is older he's probably just sticking with his traditional pronunciation. Ask anyone in the tech industry, I'd bet 99% say "Giga".
     
  8. Melody

    Melody How's It Made Addict

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    I thought "Jigga" was only in French?

    I use "Giga" if I'm in English.
     
  9. sleey0

    sleey0 R.I.P. AW Side Topics

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    I am sorry, but the OP's question is making me truly LOL!

    hahahahaha
     
  10. Gregory

    Gregory disassemble?

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    Giga- - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
  11. Kinghong1970

    Kinghong1970 Notebook Deity

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    gettin jiggy with GHz?

    G and in george...
     
  12. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Brain size of a planet...

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    Ahbeyvuhgehduh Lost in contemplation....

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    Gig - gha ... also how I pronounce it.

    Phooey on wikipedia, even if it IS correct in this case. :D
     
  14. sleey0

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    Anyone want to buy a Samsung 256 Jigabyte SSD? lol

    :p
     
  15. Tree_Burner

    Tree_Burner Run for your life!

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    Beat me to it. =) love this movie.
     
  16. key001

    key001 Notebook Evangelist

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    would be funny if everyone suddenly started pronouncing it as JIJA-WATT or GIJA-WATT
     
  17. Teraforce

    Teraforce Exhausted

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    I've never heard GHz being pronounced as "Jiggahertz". Ever.
     
  18. Pai

    Pai Notebook Evangelist

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    "My core 2 due is 1.6 Jiggahertz", you just did*.

    *Requires a bit of imagination for my voice.
     
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    Wow, I thought this would be a debate about people who say "pronunciation" vs "pronounciation". :laugh:
     
  20. AlyH

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    ROFL me too! This is hilarious! Jigga-Watts?!?! I think that's going to be my new word for a bit, jigga-watt, jigga-hertz, jigga-everything!

    "Could I have a McJiggen Burger Combo please?" :D :D
     
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