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So, how do you guys pronounce QDRO?

I've heard kew-drow. And qua-drow. Even sounded all the way out: kew-dee-arh-oh

How do you say it?

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Guest Robin.Wolf
So, how do you guys pronounce QDRO?

I've heard kew-drow. And qua-drow. Even sounded all the way out: kew-dee-arh-oh

How do you say it?

"Qua-Dro"

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oh, so now you are going to tell me the other terms are

Qua - Dee - Eye - A (canadian Qua - Dee - Eye - Eh)

and Qua - Nec

for the record I asked the actuary in the office and he said

"How do you want it to be pronounced?" huh, go and figure.

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I believe I read somewhere that the pronoucification of acronyms, even of those related in applicationistic ways, may be, but is not required to be, tonally consistent (emphasis added ... not sure why).

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Quadro...But I’m Jamaican and we often drop the 'w' sound (like bellow, we say bello), so that could explain it... :blink:

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Guest Eric.

oh - I stopped doing that a long time ago. I have my admin. assistant pronounce that for me now ...

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oh, so now you are going to tell me the other terms are

Qua - Dee - Eye - A (canadian Qua - Dee - Eye - Eh)

and Qua - Nec

for the record I asked the actuary in the office and he said

"How do you want it to be pronounced?" huh, go and figure.

I've heard tell that AP's, upon receiving a QDRO, sometimes pronounce it: Yipee Kiya. Not sure how consistent that is.

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Now I am curious as to how you treat "h".

It depends on where the 'h' appears in the word. If it appears at the beginning of the word, it is ignored. Otherwise, it is recognized.

Hello is 'ello

She is she

Here is 'ear and here is 'ere

Brush is brush

Happy is 'appy.

But! if I am talking to someone other than a fellow Jamaican, the H at the beginning of the word is heavily enunciated- maybe as a way to make sure there is no misunderstanding :lol:

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You forgot about the habit of some to add an "h" to words which begin with a vowel. HAppleby, for example.

Hemphasize your haiches you hignorant hass. (Part of an old Jamaican joke).

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You forgot about the habit of some to add an "h" to words which begin with a vowel. HAppleby, for example.

Hemphasize your haiches you hignorant hass. (Part of an old Jamaican joke).

LOL :lol: . I forgot about that one.

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There's no point in trying to make any sense of the English language. I gave up long ago. Consider:

bomb

comb

tomb

womb

And why is the word "verb" a noun?

And finally, to hopefully put a smile on your face:

Tony Blair is visiting an Edinburgh hospital. He enters a ward full of patients with no obvious sign of injury or illness and greets one. The patient replies:

"Fair fa your honest sonsie face,

Great chieftain o' the puddin race,

Aboon them a you take your place,

Painch, tripe or thairm,

As langs my airm."

Blair is confused, so he just grins and moves on to the next patient. The patient responds:

"Some hae meat and canna eat,

And some wad eat that want it,

But we hae meat and we can eat,

So let the Lord be thankit."

Even more confused, and his grin now rictus-like, the PM moves on to the next patient, who immediately begins to chant:

"Wee sleekit, cowerin, timrous beasty,

Thou needna start awa sae hastie,

Wi bickering brattle."

Now troubled, Blair turns to the accompanying doctor and asks "What kind of facility is this? A mental ward?"

"No", replies the doctor.

"This is the serious Burns unit."

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I'd argue the "d" should be in the first syllable... so quad-ro.

For sake of comparison, consider the words "quadratic" and "quadriplegic". The question is can you add a slight pause after the "qua" and stil have the word sound right.

On the note of silly English:

ghoti = fish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghoti

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There's no point in trying to make any sense of the English language. I gave up long ago. Consider:

bomb

comb

tomb

womb

And why is the word "verb" a noun?

And finally, to hopefully put a smile on your face:

Tony Blair is visiting an Edinburgh hospital. He enters a ward full of patients with no obvious sign of injury or illness and greets one. The patient replies:

"Fair fa your honest sonsie face,

Great chieftain o' the puddin race,

Aboon them a you take your place,

Painch, tripe or thairm,

As langs my airm."

Blair is confused, so he just grins and moves on to the next patient. The patient responds:

"Some hae meat and canna eat,

And some wad eat that want it,

But we hae meat and we can eat,

So let the Lord be thankit."

Even more confused, and his grin now rictus-like, the PM moves on to the next patient, who immediately begins to chant:

"Wee sleekit, cowerin, timrous beasty,

Thou needna start awa sae hastie,

Wi bickering brattle."

Now troubled, Blair turns to the accompanying doctor and asks "What kind of facility is this? A mental ward?"

"No", replies the doctor.

"This is the serious Burns unit."

Don't you hate those people who kill a joke with questions? Well, me too, but I gotta ask. Is this as in Robert Burns and these men were seriously taken to mimicking his style?

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masteff makes a fine qlifying point, with which I agree.

Let's not forget words like kinetic, kleptocracy, kritarchy, krobylos, ...

that begin with "k" as in knife

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I'd argue the "d" should be in the first syllable... so quad-ro.

I say kwa-dro, since QDRO is an extension of DRO. It's a kwa-lified DRO, hence the kwa-dro pronunciation (by me).

Funny, I thought we's at least have a couple of kew-dro's in da house...

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