Say my name (2)…

I guess everybody knows what SKYPE is, but in case you do not, here is the definition:

Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. Also, until the end of 2006, you can also make free calls to landlines and mobiles in the US and Canada from Skype. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality.

If you and your friends, family or business contacts are using webcams, you can also make free video calls. You can even call landlines and mobile phones at really cheap per minute rates (and there’s no setup or subscription fee).

In addition, you can use Skype to chat with other people, send files, make conference calls, video calls, and more – all over the Internet.

Well, if that is too wordy to comprehend, you can click the video clip below and watch the visual explanation:

I have never tried calling my daughter or using SKYPE to make video calls, but we do chat quite often whenever both of us are online. It certainly saves a lot on short-messaging service (sms) charges.

But one thing that bugs me is why some people pronounce it as SKY PEE. That makes it sound like rain! LOL!!! I’ve called it SKYPE right from the start but when I heard people calling it SKY PEE, I began to wonder whether I got the pronunciation right or not.

Well, I checked it out on this website on the internet…and true enough, I was right. It’s SKY as in “sky” and SKYPE rhyming with “type”. Anyway, if you watch the video clip, you will hear the right pronunciation as well.

And since this is a language-related post, you may be tickled by the headline in this photograph:


Have a fantastic week ahead, everybody!