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I've always pronounced it g-o-g for Good Old Games in my head. I don't think I've ever told anyone about this site so I haven't said it out loud. If someone is interested in what they're selling here, they'll find it or ask me where to get PC classics.

I remember some users were trying to get together to make a fan video for GOG with a few reworded lyrics for AC/DC's TNT song a couple years ago. It wouldn't have worked very well pronounced as gawg.
Post edited December 14, 2012 by KyleKatarn
I pronounce it both ways, but I always make sure to emphasize the ".com" at the end, to avoid embarrassment if someone mistakenly thought I meant the Gynecologic Oncology Group.
In Polish language you pronounce it GOG as a word.

Depending on syllabels - for example PKP is pronounced P.K.P. but ZUS is read as a word.
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Potzato: All my ramblings are just a 'translation' of hedwards words. SO, the question I was asking myself is 'Is there a clear distinction in english between the two notions ? Do you commonly use the term 'initials' when talking about HDMI, CIA, FBI and such ?'

I did some quick research on websites I usually visit when language issues haunt me ... but so far I didn't find anything convincing.
Google translates 'sigle' (fr) into 'acronym' (en) ... :/
Languages change and these days the distinction isn't regarded as particularly important by the masses. But, as a matter of professional opinion, I don't like when things like this happen to technical terms that related to language as it makes my life and work harder.

I hope I didn't give anybody the impression that this is a really important issue. Because at this stage preserving the difference in English seems to be a lost cause. Sort of like insisting that people know and use whom, at least in less complicated constructs. Compound complex sentences can require a diagramming in order to get it right sometimes.
I pronounce it "GOG", rather than "Gee-Oh-Gee". I've seen enough of the video conferences to know the guys at GOG seem to prefer the latter, but I think it sounds horrible. Two syllables too many, and I have a feeling that most people I introduce to GOG in real life would be turned off after hearing "Gee-Oh-Gee" one too many times. >_>
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Skunk: I pronounce it "GOG", rather than "Gee-Oh-Gee". I've seen enough of the video conferences to know the guys at GOG seem to prefer the latter, but I think it sounds horrible. Two syllables too many, and I have a feeling that most people I introduce to GOG in real life would be turned off after hearing "Gee-Oh-Gee" one too many times. >_>
It was originally G.O.G., but since they widened their offerings, I think they're trying to sweep references to Good Old Games under the rug.

Which is a large part of why I don't really care whether people pronounce it Gee Oh Gee or Gawg.
Pronouncing it gee-ooh-gee sounds like a condom brand to me, gog just sounds more natural.
I tell everyone that it's gog like god only better!