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We all know the text editor "vi" is pronounced "six", but "vim" isn't a valid roman numeral, so how should it be pronounced?

@mhoye Nah I wondered if that would work, but Roman numerals don't let you mix subtractive and additive notation. 994 would have to be CMXCIV

@matt
We did not all know "vi" is pronounced six. It's vee

@chmod777 no you see, the v stands for five, and then the i stands for one, and when they're side-by-side like that, you add them together. It's a bit confusing if you're only used to arabic numerals

@matt
No I understand where you are coming from but vim is still obviously pronounced veem

@chmod777 100% of poll respondents disagree 🤷‍♀️

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