Internet debates have raged for too long – Let's Settle This

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    A more recent example of "how the heck do I pronounce this word" is Bazel, the build system.

    I've always pronounced it to rhyme with "hazel", but many of my colleagues rhyme it with "dazzle".

    The Bazel website even has a FAQ entry about it, but they managed to completely confuse the issue:

    > How do you pronounce “Bazel”?

    > The same way as “basil” (the herb) in US English: “BAY-zel”. It rhymes with “hazel”. IPA: /ˈbeɪzˌəl/

    Little problem here... Basil, the herb, can be pronounced either to rhyme with hazel or to rhyme with dazzle.

    So naturally I opened a PR attempting to clarify this. It led to an interesting discussion, and in the end I wrote a bad poem acknowledging both pronunciations:

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