Sometimes I pause before talking to someone about Clojure code. Not because I am unsure of the code, but because I am unsure of how to pronounce the code. The particular code in question is Clojure’s assoc. I have heard it pronounced two ways. One is “assosh”, the other is “assok”. So, to determine it, I decided to conduct a scientific poll of the Clojure community.
I posted the poll on twitter to the Cojure community who follow me. The control group poll was not viewed by those who do not follow me, and/or, are not on twitter.
The results were startling.
- assosh – 10
- assok – 8
- assose – 2
- Jeremy – 1
- asoaksh – 1
The community is clearly deeply divided on this important question.
After sifting through the raw data, I remembered my statistical analysis and threw out the extremes.
The conclusion was still a stark reality.
We do not as a community know how to pronounce assoc.
I can only see one way forward. We must address this as a community. I propose that the community documentation of Clojure Docs and Grimoire modify their sites to include audio pronunciation like this.
Remember, I’m pulling for you. We are all in this together.