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No, I am NOT 11. - helen-louise
No, I am NOT 11.
I am such a child. There is a journal entitled Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. I always "hear" its abbreviated form, PNAS, as "penis".

Time to grow up, I think!

(But seriously - how else would you pronounce it? P.N.A.S? Penas?)

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emperor From: emperor Date: 22nd September 2010 07:54 (UTC) (Link)
At work we seem to call it pee-en-ay-ess
jinian From: jinian Date: 22nd September 2010 17:47 (UTC) (Link)
Same here.
bondagewoodelf From: bondagewoodelf Date: 22nd September 2010 09:23 (UTC) (Link)
Friend of mine calls it puh-nass

Edited at 2010-09-22 09:23 (UTC)
rjw1 From: rjw1 Date: 22nd September 2010 10:44 (UTC) (Link)
p naz
thekumquat From: thekumquat Date: 22nd September 2010 11:02 (UTC) (Link)


A very fine journal, but I might be biased as my only first-author paper is in it!
We always called it pee-nass.

But yes, usually elided to sound more like penis! Coz it's funnier that way.
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