One of my questions: How is UEFI pronounced? was closed because it apparently was primarily opinion based. Know that it had the potential to flagged as such, I specifically worded it to ask for 'most common' if not accepted pronunciations to gather/survey numerical information on what the computer community's take was. For future reference, why was my 'statistics' based question closed?

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    Because it is opinion based Commented Oct 3, 2014 at 17:33
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    @Mokubai I pronounce gif like standard US English pronunciation would pronounce monunakashimdalumakilekitekipoppedharnawasukivullacusham. Just FYI Commented Oct 3, 2014 at 17:50

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Who defined what is "most common"? For that you'd have to run surveys with a representative sample of people in a representative sample of countries and then ask them how they would pronounce the four-letter word "UEFI". Anything else would be speculation, or personal taste, but in any case there does not appear to be any ground truth here.

There's a similar question where people just post what they think it right. And another one. Both exhibit the typical problems with these kinds of questions—answers like:

Everyone I know…

Everywhere I have been…

Purely anecdotal, but…

Everyone I know pronounces…

Most people say…

Am I an idiot for saying…

Generally, it's more of a language issue without a definitive answer. Perhaps it could be reworded to explicitly ask whether there is an official pronunciation. That'd be a question that could only have a "yes" answer with a link to a reference (or "no" with a reference). Any other answer would have to be deleted—like they'd do on Skeptics.

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