So I do not sound like an idiot, how does on pronounce phonetically "Drupal"???

Jeff in Seattle


Cayenne’s picture

Reminds me of when we did not know how to pronunce Linux. (it's "linnucks" per the developer)

I have always assumed its "droo' pul". Accent on the first syllable.

Golly, I hope I am not wrong.

dnewkerk’s picture

Yep, that's correct. In case it clarifies here's another attempt at sounding it out with letters: Drew - Pull
As in, "you drew a great picture"... and eh.... "a big truck can pull a large trailer" :P

jeff00seattle’s picture

I feel much better and be sure to pronouce it correctly.

bertboerland’s picture

As a Dutch men it is funny to see how different people from different countries pronounce Drupal. And that is part of "correct" answer. There is no right way to pronounce it, it is pronounced the way you say it. (didn't mean to sound zen :-). So Americans say droooopal, Germans have a hard A in pal and the Dutch say druppel, [ˈdrʏpəl].

bert boerland

jeff00seattle’s picture

So it is incorrect to pronouce it: "Drew + Paul" ?

Jeff in Seattle

Cayenne’s picture

Maybe not in See a TELL.

jeff00seattle’s picture

Chai + Annie,

I did not get you were getting at until hours later while making dinner!!!

Jeff in Seattle

Hemn’s picture

I pronounce it as dru pal, I always have :)

m_mcbride’s picture

Its just a regular word over here.

Means a small drop of water.

With a face on it.



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pbonnefoi’s picture

Me and my co-workers are having a great debate on it.

For me it's Drou + pal but for others it's Dru + pal.

rchaghouri’s picture

For me in French it's Dru + pal