Poll: How do you say MID?

Since Intel first introduced the MID term in April 2007, I’ve been pronouncing the acronym exactly as it’s spelled. MID. It rhymes with "did" . . . right? I didn’t watch any of the presentation videos or whatever else was floating around during that time, so it wasn’t until I was talking to a spokesperson at Intel’s CES booth that I actually heard someone say M-I-D. That was nearly 8 months after I started saying "mid" so it was too late to begin pronouncing it correctly (for example, I still don’t say "ah-soos" when talking about "ay-sis"). If the acronym didn’t actually spell a perfectly pronounceable world (no one says "ump-cuh," right?) and if this site was spoken rather than written, I would’ve made the switch immediately. But since it does and it isn’t, I still say it incorrectly.

I’ve chatted with a few people about this in the past, particularly in terms of whether "a MID" or "an MID" is grammatically correct, but thought about it again when Steve said M-I-D in his SC3 unboxing video the other day.

How do you pronounce it?

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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