Bill, I believe some of the others on this forum disagree with you on how to pronounce LED.I say the letters, always. Makes it hard to misunderstand, be it LED or USB or PSU (think how that last would sound pronounced).
He clarified that statement by pointing out that he pronounced LED as a single word, like the element lead. Others also claimed to do that.Ratch said:The best rule I can think of is don't let the consonant "n" in "an" flow into another consonant, and don't let the "a" in "a" flow into a another vowel. So "an LED" is a no-no. By the way, speaking of grammar, "english grammar" is "English grammar" because "English" is a nationality, and is always capitalized in the King's English.
Frankly, I agree with you on the pronunciation, but it is a matter of choice. I would find it a bit inconsistent, if someone pronounced LED as a single word, and IRED or UVED weree pronounced by saying the letters.