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How do you pronounce OOAK?
"oak" as in oak tree 40%  40%  [ 12 ]
Oh Oh A Kay 30%  30%  [ 9 ]
One of a Kind 17%  17%  [ 5 ]
Other (please post) 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: 17 Oct 2018, 21:27 
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I've never heard anyone call it oak. :lol:

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Come to think of it, I have never HEARD anyone ever call it anything. That's because I have never had someone talk to me about it.. :lol:

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Is OOAK an acronym or an initialismsm?


Spelling correction - it is initialism.

Short answer - Yes, both.

Long answer - it is an acronym if you pronounce ooak as a word. It is an initialism if you spell the letters out as O. O. A. K.

Me, I am in the O.O.A.K lounge at the moment, suffering from initialism. I used to be acronymically challenged.

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mikea wrote:
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Is OOAK an acronym or an initialismsm?


Spelling correction - it is initialism.

Short answer - Yes, both.

Long answer - it is an acronym if you pronounce ooak as a word. It is an initialism if you spell the letters out as O. O. A. K.

Me, I am in the O.O.A.K lounge at the moment, suffering from initialism. I used to be acronymically challenged.

<quickly reviews post for any accidental errors, having corrected another post>


Ha! I was tempted to go back and correct the original typo but I'll let it stand. :)

So basically it started out as an abbreviation and morphed into an initialism for those who spell it out and an acronym for those who attempt to pronounce it.

Given the Aussie predilection for reducing words down to one short word ending in "ie" perhaps One of a Kind Forum should be "Oakie"? :lol:


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haha oakers are funny.

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mikea wrote:
Is OOAK an acronym or an initialismsm?

You got me there...I'm not quite sure of the difference. It stands for 'One Of A Kind", not sure if that answers your question? :oops:


Which is why I refer to the forum as "One of a Kind" when talking to people because that sums it up - nothing else like it on the internet.


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I always referred to it as "OOook" :-P It's a reference from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.

There is a creature, who once used to be a wizard, that used to work in the library in the Unseen University, but due to an accident of magical nature in the library, i.e. got hit on the head by a book of magic, got transformed into a Orangutan. So he became the Librarian, talks to everyone using "Oook" and is tempted by bananas :lol:

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I also call the ooak shop the "oak shop".

This thread reminds me of the milk advertising campaign. This one copped a bit of backlash:


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In my head i always call it "Oh Oh OK" lol
I think because it feels more natural to follow up "Oh Oh" with ok instead of ak.

Ive never actually said it out loud because It has never come up in one of my conversations.


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I don't. Never needed to.

(Haven't pronounced it yet. Not sure whether I ever will.)


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Usually get my tongue twisted around the first two Os and then lamely follow on with A K trailing off in a whisper and then receiving a weird look from the person I'm talking to :lol: Usually then I say have you heard of the One of a kind shop....and I get an Oooh yeah I know....and sometimes I get...ah yeah Luna...or Alexs shop :rofl:

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I am the same as man-iii I pronounce it Oook! Also inspired by Pratchett. Small (disc)world.


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