[Oberon] Re (2): byte vs. octet.

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 08:38:31 CEST 2018

On Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at 01:19, Paul Reed <paulreed at paddedcell.com> wrote:

> No, I think it's bit which sounds (a bit) rude in French.  Byte, I think,
> is safe, and certainly isn't going away.

Correct. In French there is no phonetic difference between "bit" and "byte"
-- both would be pronounced "beet" which is slang for the male reproductive

(You can _say_ the sound of the English "byte" but it would be written
"bajt" or something like that. B-Y-T-E would spell "beet".)

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