How Do You Pronounce SIC and NAICS?

Of course, some will have alternate preferences, but we have found the most popular pronunciations for these codes are as follows:

NAICS is said “NAKES” and Rhymes with SNAKES.

SIC is said “Ess-Eye-Sea” or S-I-C.*

*You will notice throughout this site that a single SIC Code will be referred to as ‘AN’ SIC code as opposed to ‘A’ SIC Code for this reason.