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Pronunciation Of CICS in different countries

 
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rajandhla

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:31 pm    Post subject: Pronunciation Of CICS in different countries
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Pronunciation...

In Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Belgium and some other countries, CICS is pronounced the same as the word kicks. In the US, it is more usually pronounced by reciting each letter (C-I-C-S). Both pronunciations are popular.
In Germany, it is pronounced zicks and, less often, kicks
In Italy, it is pronounced chicks.
In Spain it is pronounced thicks.
In Brazil, Peru and Mexico, it is pronounced sicks.

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JR
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject:
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In Israel, we use the each-letter method icon_biggrin.gif

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Pronunciation Of CICS in different countries
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Most people I've heard from in a technical discussion, including myself, pronounce it kicks. For Management, Business Users, and others, it's C-I-C-S.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject:
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Hi !

CICS = CustomerInformationControlSystems.

Developped by IBM for the DenverFoodHolding Company.

Therefore every internal CICS-Programmname is starting with DFH.
DFH = DenverFoodHolding or internal IBM Language = DenverFunnyHill.

This Software was so great, that IBM got back the rights of the software they developped for that company. Then they enhanced the CICS-Software and sold it as a superior transaktion system.

On of the famous developpers had been some guy from Norway who allways pronounced it like KICKS. This got popular.

Germans allways use CICS or KICKS and never ZICKS.
The fact is, that in Germany a "C" is pronounced as "ZE"

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