How do you pronounce two variable values listed one on top of the other?

Long story short I need to figure out how to verbalize this equation: Answer I would read it as follows. Note that the dashes (-) are hyphens showing connection between spoken terms, not minus signs; I have spelled out "minus" where I would say it. Letters on their own are pronounced as single letters (i.e. … Read more

POTUS’ transformative American Jobs Plan

Is POTUS pronounced letter by letter: P,O,T,U,S? Or is it pronounced as /ˈpəʊ.təs/? Nancy Pelosi tweeted: Building Back Better means investing in the American people, building up our infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs for the future. @POTUS’ transformative American Jobs Plan is a blueprint for a better future. Source: Twitter Answer It’s pronounced as a … Read more

How do you read numbered streets in the US?

How would you read ‘1593 129th St SE Bluebird CA 92193’? Is it ‘one-five-nine-three, one hundred twenty ninth’? Or is it ‘fifteen hundred ninety three, one hundred twenty ninth’? Answer There’s no single correct way to read a street address aloud. Every person has a particular style they prefer, and the same person might use … Read more

British way to say £1.99 and €1.01 and €1.01

Are the following usages correct in BrE? £1.01 One pound one. One pound and one pence. One pound one pence. One pound and one. One one $1.01 One dollar one. One dollar and one cent. One dollar one cent. One dollar and one. One one €1.01 One euro one. One euro and one cent. One … Read more

mRNA-1273 vaccine: How do you say the “1273” part aloud?

How do you pronounce 1273 here? One, two, seven, three? Efficacy and Safety of the mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Published: December 30, 2020 Source: New England Journal of Medicine Answer If you want to pronounce it the way the experts in the industry would, including the scientists and clinicians who developed, researched, and actually named it, … Read more

How to read aloud a sentence with parenthetical information in round/square brackets?

When people (like news anchors, for instance) speak about a quote, they often say "quote" at the beginning and "unquote" or maybe "end quote" at the end of the quote. Do you also pronounce round/square brackets and dash when they are included in a written sentence? Do you say something like "parenthesis" at the beginning … Read more