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I'd just like to kindly ask about the pronounciation of the "WAP", Wireless Application Protocol. How should one say it - "Double-U Ay Pee", reading each letter separately, like in WWW - World Wide Web - "Double-U Double-U, Double-U", or is the pronounciation "Wap", like it's one word, correct...?

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Hello everyone, I'd just like to kindly ask about the pronounciation of the "WAP", Wireless Application Protocol. How should one ... World Wide Web - "Double-U Double-U, Double-U", or is the pronounciation "Wap", like it's one word, correct...? greets, j.

"Double-U Double-U, Ay - Pee"
whenever I've heard the term, i.e. as an initialisation rather than an acronym.
Fran
In Singapore, everyone uses it like a acronym. Pronounced like 'warp'.
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Hello everyone, I'd just like to kindly ask about the pronounciation of the "WAP", Wireless Application Protocol. How should one ... in WWW - World Wide Web - "Double-U Double-U, Double-U", or is the pronounciation "Wap", like it's one word, correct...?

I've heard it pronounced as /w&p/, rhyming with "cap".
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In Singapore, everyone uses it like a acronym. Pronounced like 'warp'.

Okay, so I'd like to know how to pronounce it in the UK - I'm going there in few weeks and I'd like to prevent myself from fooling in front of a cell-phone seller. So - for people in the United Kingdom is WAP an initialisation or an acronym?

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j.
Hello everyone, I'd just like to kindly ask about the ... pronounciation "Wap", like it's one word, correct...? greets, j.

"Double-U Double-U, Ay - Pee" whenever I've heard the term, i.e. as an initialisation rather than an acronym.

Firstly, that would be WWAP. Secondly, you need to hang around in more phone shops. It's pronounced as a word - "wap", to rhyme with "crap", which is rather apposite.
As for the WWW, well, words fail me. "Double-U Double-U Double-U" is nine syllables - "world wide web" is three. So, if I'm giving someone a URL (or an URL, if you pronounce URL to rhyme with "curl") I'd say "world wide web.bbc.co.uk" or, since the www part is redundant, I'd just say bbc.co.uk. If you doubt me, try typing "bbc.co.uk" into your browser's address bar - it will resolve to http://www.bbc.co.uk .

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"Double-U Double-U, Ay - Pee" whenever I've heard the term, i.e. as an initialisation rather than an acronym.

Firstly, that would be WWAP. Secondly, you need to hang around in more phone shops. It's pronounced as a word ... is three. So, if I'm giving someone a URL (or an URL, if you pronounce URL to rhyme with "curl")

which nobody does
I'd say "world wide web.bbc.co.uk" or, since the www part is redundant,

Twaddle.
I'd just say bbc.co.uk. If you doubt me, try typing "bbc.co.uk" into your browser's address bar - it will resolve to http://www.bbc.co.uk .

That just means that the BBC is running a service at the IP address which DNS translates from "bbc.co.uk". This service has only one aim in life - it silently redirects to www.bbc.co.uk. They're not even on the same IP address.
C:\>ping bbc.co.uk
Pinging bbc.co.uk (212.58.224.131) with 32 bytes of data:

C:\>ping www.bbc.co.uk
Pinging www.bbc.net.uk (212.58.224.82) with 32 bytes of data:

http://212.58.224.131 goes (apparently) direct to www.bbc.co.uk - do you think that means that some part of that IP address is "redundant"? There's nothing magic about the www part - it's just a convention. Web site providers may assist users by also registering the name without the www and pointing the browser to the same content, but that's a conscious act.

David
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phone shops. It's pronounced as a word - "wap", to rhyme with "crap", which is rather apposite.

In UK English, as far as I'm aware, it's pronounced "wop", which doesn't rhyme either with crap or with warp (even non-rhotic warp).

Katy
It's pronounced as a word - "wap", to rhyme with "crap", which is rather apposite.

In UK English, as far as I'm aware, it's pronounced "wop", which doesn't rhyme either with crap or with warp (even non-rhotic warp).

I assumed it would be "wop" when I first encountered it in print, but I usually hear it from others as Will describes. I think it would have been "wop" had it not been for the earlier derogatory use.

Matti
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