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Settle an argument please

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floppyhare Tue 26-May-20 14:48:05

Is it a-sap or A.S.A.P when you say it ? I say the initials and twat colleague says a-sap.

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Moonflower12 Tue 26-May-20 14:49:02

I say 'a' 's' 'a' 'p'.

pumpkinbump Tue 26-May-20 14:50:24

The initials.

Thisseatisnotavailable Tue 26-May-20 14:50:46

I would say either depending how the mood takes me

Batqueen Tue 26-May-20 14:50:59

I say both. Quicker to say a-sap if you are in a hurry, which you often are when needing things a.s.a.p

Onekidnoclue Tue 26-May-20 14:52:00

I say a-sap. Now worried I’m your twatty colleague! hmm

Neverender Tue 26-May-20 14:52:23

Doesn't matter as long as someone knows what you mean, surely?

Disquieted1 Tue 26-May-20 14:52:26

Does your colleague pronounce OMG as ommmg? Or USA as usser?

I'm on your side OP.

ScarfLadysBag Tue 26-May-20 14:52:33

Can be either, just personal preference.

SunbathingDragon Tue 26-May-20 14:53:33

I’ve never heard it said a-sap before. It’d backfire if someone said that to me as I’d have to get them to explain what they meant! grin

ScarfLadysBag Tue 26-May-20 14:54:48

Oxford Dictionaries has both pronunciations at the top to listen to if anyone is interested!

TerrapinStation Tue 26-May-20 14:56:47

Ime Americans tend to say asap, in the UK saying the letters is more common.

My preference is a.s.a.p

Frlrlrubert Tue 26-May-20 15:11:29

I think convention is that if the letters stand for something you say the letters, in the UK anyway.

I remember in House they say MRSA as 'mersah' and it annoyed me.

I don't think I say ASAP at all (not helpful).

IncrediblySadToo Tue 26-May-20 15:14:22


A-sap is twatty.

EmbarrassedUser Tue 26-May-20 15:21:42

Either. I’m a rebel though 😂

MumpsimusMaximus Tue 26-May-20 15:24:36

I say the initials.

DH still says ASP (the initials but misses out the A) despite me repeatedly telling him it annoys me.

BeeFarseer Tue 26-May-20 15:27:05


A-SAP is definitely more of an American thing.

floppyhare Tue 26-May-20 15:29:27

I never thought of it as more American, my colleague isn't American, he's from part of England.

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Waveysnail Tue 26-May-20 15:30:22

A S A P. A SAP is awful and really American

floppyhare Tue 26-May-20 15:30:38

onekid my colleague is a twat for many reasons, a-sap is not one of them but his twattishness makes me more irked by it.

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Thecruxxofitis Tue 26-May-20 15:31:46

Me and DH both say a-sap

goodwinter Tue 26-May-20 15:44:57

@Disquieted1 And how do you pronounce NATO? Or NASA? You can't just cherry-pick examples like that. Not all acronyms are initialisms. I think ASAP could go either way.

DramaAlpaca Tue 26-May-20 15:47:07

I usually say all the initials but might say A-SAP if the mood takes me.

Neverender Tue 26-May-20 15:49:52

Actually, I'd only ever actually say as soon as possible. Don't think I'd ever say ASAP or A-SAP but you know what they mean....

MrsWooster Tue 26-May-20 15:52:40

Ay-sap or assap? I'd tend to a.s.a.p with beief flirtations with assap if I was being giddy. Never Ay-sap, as that is the mark of scoundrel.

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