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Learning Bulgarian SQL

 

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I am presenting in Sofia for a few days at Microsoft Days 09 and I don’t speak any Bulgarian!  Fortunately Microsoft and English seem to go hand in hand, and I have been sitting in on sessions about Windows 2008 r2 and SQL Server when I am not presenting and I can understand most of the conversations.

I got asked one odd question why do we say “sequel” and not “S.Q.L”? My Bulgarian colleague said it was because it was originally known as “Structured English QUEry Lenaguage” and was coined by the IBM research centre in 1974, which turns out to be annoyingly correct.

BTW this event is paid for, and I wonder how that would go down with the TechNet audience in the UK?

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