"Sync" or "Synch"

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"Sync" or "Synch"

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:36 pm

I keep wavering back and forth and see others spelling it both ways (in the forums, in the different guides, on different dictionary websites, etc.)... which is more correct (if either)? I kinda have this MEP - so I wanted it right in the title and all...
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Postby Tsunami Jones » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:56 pm

I don't think either one is particularly correct, but personally, I've always preferred Synch over Sync, as sync has seemed sorta trashy to me (perhaps because of a certain band :roll: )
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Postby Shazzy » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:31 pm

Sync is the preferred spelling, but synch is a viable alternative according to the dictionary.
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Postby Scintilla » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:44 pm

Well, if you want the EXTREME version, you gotta go with Sync. 8-)


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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:53 pm

I believe it's short for "synchronization," correct? Which has an 'h' in it. And who's to tell you how to abbreviate, so long as people understand? I personally use "sync" because it's shorter and phonetically appropriate. And I am master grammatician, so do what I do. And stuff.
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Postby SQ » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:47 am

I think Sync is the correct way to do it, but I always spell it Synch. -shrug-
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Re: "Sync" or "Synch"

Postby SilversLightning » Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:21 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:I keep wavering back and forth and see others spelling it both ways (in the forums, in the different guides, on different dictionary websites, etc.)... which is more correct (if either)? I kinda have this MEP - so I wanted it right in the title and all...


english is just confusing like that hun. Pick most other languages and there is just one spelling and one way to say something :?
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Postby Inaaca » Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:24 pm

"synch" makes a different sound in my head.. I prefer "sync."
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Postby Ayanefan » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:48 pm

Synch, the proper British English.

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Postby Jnzk » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:49 pm

Synk? :uhoh:
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Postby jubjub2 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:59 pm

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Postby Kitsuner » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:15 pm

Flint the Dwarf wrote:I believe it's short for "synchronization," correct? Which has an 'h' in it.

It also has a 'sync' in it before the 'h' :P
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:51 pm

ayanefan wrote:Synch, the proper British English.

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Ok, that was one of the assumptions i made... British vs American English spelling - if that's true it explains it, thanks.
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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:04 pm

Kitsuner wrote:
Flint the Dwarf wrote:I believe it's short for "synchronization," correct? Which has an 'h' in it.

It also has a 'sync' in it before the 'h' :P

Right, which is why I say 'sync' and why I was defending both spellings. I consider abbreviations in general to be informal and thus flexible. The point is to be short while still making sense, and I don't know many people that get confused by 'synch'.
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Postby guy07 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:52 am

the REALLY important question is:


Do we care? Personally i prefer synch, but i could care less what others call it.
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