Today at work, someone wrote the following as a work item summary: “Synch production and test data”.
Reading this, I thought, “Which is correct – sync or synch – when shortening synchronize?”
The winner is sync, and here’s why:
- We pronounce either variant as sink.
- c alone is often pronounced k (cake, panic)
- ch alone is often pronounced ch (church, match)
- Sync = ”sink”
- Synch = “sinch”
- One less keystroke for sync
Ultimately, my search was put to bed when I read this comment:
you guys are such nerds!!! the world really doesnt care about the voiceles velar fricative converting to a velar plosive. blogging should be eliminated from the internet.
Guilty as charged…