# How to pronounce "P/poly"?

Another question is about the reasons for calling P/poly "P/poly". My question is instead about its (verbal) syntax rather than its compositional semantics:

How is "P/poly" pronounced (in English)?

1. Like "p polly"?
2. Like "p slash polly"?
3. Like "p given polly"? (Maybe the slash for advice is analogous to slash or vertical bar for conditional probability: $$\mathsf{P}(A/B)$$.)

I hope it's OK to ask such a trivial question. I'd rather not develop a bad habit during self study.

• Personally, I use the first one: "P poly" Jun 11 '20 at 15:03
• I also use the first one.
– ryan
Jun 11 '20 at 15:39
• I always used 2 but I might be in the wrong here. Jun 11 '20 at 17:29