Do you pronounce the software's name, GAMESS, as ga-mess, gaim-z (as in plural of game) or something else.

I know it's sort of not the kind of question to ask here, but I couldn't think of anywhere else better.

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    $\begingroup$ "Hello, this is L̶i̶n̶u̶s̶ ̶T̶o̶r̶v̶a̶l̶d̶s̶ Frank Neese, and I pronounce L̶i̶n̶u̶x̶ Gamess as ORCA." To the topic, I more often hear people pronouncing GAMESS as [ɡeɪmz]. $\endgroup$ – andselisk Sep 17 '17 at 10:49
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    $\begingroup$ it's pronounced like the plural of game $\endgroup$ – Jan Jensen Sep 17 '17 at 11:03
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about chemistry. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Sep 17 '17 at 12:45
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    $\begingroup$ Well, since the official GAMESS documentation doesn't insist on any particular pronunciation, I'd argue you can call it anyway you like. :D As mentioned by Jan Jensen the absolute majority of computational chemists indeed call it [ɡeɪmz], but I habitually call it something like [gɑːmɛs] and colleagues always understand what I'm talking about. :) $\endgroup$ – Wildcat Sep 17 '17 at 13:20
  • $\begingroup$ And I agree with @Mithoron: such question are better asked, say, in our chat than on the site. $\endgroup$ – Wildcat Sep 17 '17 at 13:20

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