Is POTUS pronounced letter by letter: P,O,T,U,S? Or is it pronounced as /ˈpəʊ.təs/?

Nancy Pelosi tweeted: Building Back Better means investing in the American people, building up our infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs for the future. @POTUS’ transformative American Jobs Plan is a blueprint for a better future. Source: Twitter


It's pronounced as a word (Forvo, Wiktionary). "P O T U S" is quite the mouthful.

  • Since it's a reference to the President's twitter handle, it would also be acceptable to substitute "the President" when saying it out loud.
    – pboss3010
    May 7 '21 at 19:34

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