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Question How to pronounce "GNU" brand?

Everybody seems to have a different answer... How the heck is it pronounced? I have a GNU board and I can't even tell anyone what I have because I don't know the correct pronunciation haha. I've heard it spelled out as G N U, and I've heard it pronounced as "new". Anybody know which way is correct?
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Or [noo] as the animal or [gnoo] as the operating system?
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I hear people pronounce it guh-new and it always stands out to me because I feel like it should be a silent G.


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I hear people pronounce it guh-new and it always stands out to me because I feel like it should be a silent G.

I just watched a couple review videos on the board, they all pronounced it guh-new... Yeah it's really weird but maybe they're right? Gnu B Nice 2010 Womens Snowboad - YouTube
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I always just said the letters "Gee En You". But what the fuck do I know?
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It's Ga-new! Hard, not silent "G!"


I used to pronounce it "noo" too! Just like the african agnimal!

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It's ga-new. Apparently when Mike Olson was thinking of names he was going to call it Antelope, but he thought it was too weird, so GNU it was.
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oh haha, thank you!!
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Here you go. Might be dating myself with this but...

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