Pat Eyler works about a block and a half from where I live in downtown SLC, UT, and yesterday we met up for lunch. Amongst our far reaching topics of conversation included the proper way to pronounce Rubinius. In case any of you were like me and had no clue how to properly pronounce it, here’s the general idea,
Say “Rubik’s Cube”.
Then replace the “k” in Rubik’s with “n”, the end result sounding like a Reuben sandwich (mmm… my favorite! :D) or Rubin Stoddard (hmmm… not so much my favorite, though I’m not an American Idol fan (that’s cuz’ I’m not a TV fan, not because I despise the show itself) so that could be why.)
So now that I think of it you can probably just skip the Rubik’s cube ‘k -> n’ transfusion and move right on through to Reuben/Rubin, but whatever makes you happy; I would just run with that and call it good. ;-)
OK! So, now that we have the first part figured out… Say
“I” (as in you, but in reverse) and then “us” (as in “you and I”), putting all of them together to form,
Rubin EEE us
… and that’s it! You now know how to properly pronounce the Rubinius project :-) But no need to thank me. Thank Pat!
Thanks, Pat! :D