水木上有个帖子讨论tuple这个词该怎么读,于是有人翻出来这个三年前的新闻组邮件

http://coding.derkeiler.com/Archive/Python/comp.lang.python/2006-02/msg01915.html

I used to pronounce it toople. But the people that taught me Python found it both comical and confusing. At first they thought I meant a 2 element tuple. So they wondered if a 3 element tuple was a threeple, etc. After much harrassing, I changed my wayward ways and pronounced it tuhple to fit in with the cool Python guys. ;-)

Then we went to hear Guido speak about Python 2.2 at a ZPUG meeting in Washington, DC. When he said toople I almost fell out of my chair laughing, particularly because the people who taught me to say it the “right” way were with me. When I looked over, they just hung their head in shame.

I work with Guido now and I’m conflicted. I’m still conditioned to say tuhple. Whenever he says toople, I just get a smile on my face. I think most of the PythonLabs guys pronounce it toople.

有意思,嘿嘿

我一直习惯把这个词读成/tʌpəl/,估计是受tunnel这个词的影响,然后查了下http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tuple#Pronunciation_2 发现/tuːpəl/和/tʌpəl/都可以