Pronunciation of "malware"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jun 5 19:44:12 UTC 2013

At 6/4/2013 08:40 PM, Charles C Doyle wrote:
>This afternoon a local TV newscaster (Atlanta) pronounced "malware"
>with the first syllable like "mall."  I would pronounce the first
>syllable to rhyme with "pal"--though I don't believe I have ever
>actually spoken the word; perhaps I hadn't even heard it spoken.  I
>there a "standard" pronunciation?

What about "Male Contents"?  is it mail, mal (as in pal), moll, or
mall?  is it CON-tents, or con-TENTS?


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