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Old 10-29-2006, 12:39 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Adrian Baker
As an Englishman (and dont forget we invented the language ) everyone I know pronounces it as:

Moz Zilla

The Moz bit rhymes with 'was', the zilla bit as in Godzilla. Mind you, in England the variation in accents between one town and the next is remarkable, so who can say what is right!
Hmm. If you can't say which one is right, can you tell us which one was first? Isn't Godzilla a Japanese word? Which part of England is that? Is it near Korea? I think the English over there is probably pretty old too. Anyway, where was Mozilla invented? Was it born speaking English?

Since (Mozilla) "was a contraction of Mosaic killer (that is, the euphemism "killa" leading to Moz+illa)", shouldn't it be pronounced Mo' ziller? I think that's what I'm gonna start doing.

Still no word on where it was invented though. Probably Mountain View, California, somewhere near the Us of A.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 12:43 AM   #17
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in the General Forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Why are you guys responding to a 3 year old thread.
Some threads are better when they're older. My old denim jacket is nice and comfy now, and I reckon it's a good fifteen years old.

besides, it's good to dig out a random thread from the archive and get it going again. keeps them from going rusty.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 01:18 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Penguin of Wonder
Holy ****. You've got over 11,000 posts in less than 3 years?? Do you do anything besides look at this site?
Yes, I do everything that normal people do i.e. go to work, hang out with my friends, family and spend time with my loved one. I also do martial arts classes 5 days a week and lots of reading. I sometimes work very long hours on my own so when I am bored I hang around here.

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Whoa... calm down. I was just saying.
I was genuinely wondering why my comments could have bothered you and wasn't being harsh or anything like that.

Now, can we go back to discussing how to pronounce "Mozilla" (although I am still of the opinion that this thread should not really have been resurrected) . By the way I pronounce it as "MOZ-ILLA(H)". I'm not sure whether thats correct.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 01:21 AM   #19
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I just pronounce it Mozilla. No emphasis on any particular syllable or anything. (Mo as in Row, Z as in Z, -illa as in villa)
 
Old 10-29-2006, 01:56 AM   #20
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Mozilla is mostly pronounced Firefox these days.
 
Old 10-29-2006, 01:08 PM   #21
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Moe-zilla

(too short)
 
Old 10-30-2006, 03:11 AM   #22
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I just pronounce it Mozilla. No emphasis on any particular syllable or anything. (Mo as in Row, Z as in Z, -illa as in villa)
That's still a bit vague on the pronunciation. Three syllables means it could be mOzilla, mozIlla, mozillA, or even mO zI LLa.

I like the idea of rhyming with villa, since the ll = y, and the pronunciation becomes Mo' zeeya.
I wonder if lots of Spanish speakers say it like that.

Last edited by dglp; 10-30-2006 at 03:17 AM.
 
Old 10-30-2006, 03:17 AM   #23
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...(although I am still of the opinion that this thread should not really have been resurrected) .
This is the only substantive thread about pronunciation on the entire web. Google the question and see about 6 responses including a one-liner at slashdot. So the significance of the topic goes way beyond this particular forum.
 
Old 10-30-2006, 04:00 AM   #24
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Smile

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Originally Posted by reddazz
Yes, I do everything that normal people do i.e. go to work, hang out with my friends, family and spend time with my loved one. I also do martial arts classes 5 days a week and lots of reading. I sometimes work very long hours on my own so when I am bored I hang around here.
some quick math and checking http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...er.php?u=79057

(and then realizing the math I just did was completely vain)

seems to reveal around 11 posts a day. Since each post requires atleast 10 characters thats atleast 100 characters a day. which is just about the length of two moderately lengthed sentences.

You don't seem like a 10 character per post guy to me. Reading must mean message boards, work = office with internet, and martial arts = throwing ninja stars at the keyboard.

Last edited by slantoflight; 10-30-2006 at 04:02 AM.
 
Old 10-30-2006, 04:05 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by slantoflight
some quick math and checking http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...er.php?u=79057

(and then realizing the math I just did was completely vain)

seems to reveal around 11 posts a day. Since each post requires atleast 10 characters thats atleast 100 characters a day. which is just about the length of two moderately lengthed sentences.

You don't seem like a 10 character per post guy to me. Reading must mean message boards, work = office with internet, and martial arts = throwing ninja stars at the keyboard.
You made my day, especially with the martial arts bit.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 10:24 AM   #26
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pronouncing Mozilla

Hi, Linux Newbie Here!

I searched google to find out how to pronounce Mozilla after I spoke to Elliot from VBug when he rang me - I said "do I have to use that microsoft stuff, I'm in the thick of Mozilla now?"

I pronounced it, as I have from the beginning, in the same way I pronounce the pizz in pizza and the mozz in mozzerella. Now that I write it down I see my error!
(I'm Welsh living in England FWIW).
Of course the 'zz' in Italian has a hard 'tss' sound, or so I was told about pizza a long time ago; so, without thinking it through, I used that for Mozz-iller as I will say it from now on.
Unless, of course, I adopt the Spanish double-elle pronounciation - grin
In conclusion, Mozz-illya as in tortilla (or Illya Kuryakin for you other old guys).
I wonder how I'll get on with Linux with an attitude like this.....

see ya
 
Old 11-30-2006, 11:16 AM   #27
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FREEDOM OF SPEECH. We are responding to an old thread because it is our right to respond to threads.
You are a moderator. What rules have we broken by responding to this thread?
Actually, that's a Constitutional Right in the United States, but when using this site which is privately owned by Jeremy, you go by his rules which states this:

"LinuxQuestions.org retains the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason."

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/rules.html

No rules were broken per se, it's just strange to see a 3 year old thread pop up, especially one that's been dead for 3 years and of this type of content.

 
Old 11-30-2006, 03:14 PM   #28
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I say it "Mowzilla". Like lawn-mower

Well, its not far from the truth....IE is being mowed down
 
Old 11-30-2006, 03:27 PM   #29
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(Mozilla) "was a contraction of Mosaic killer
From what I can recall about mosaic, it was a mercy killing.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 11:50 PM   #30
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Interestingly, while the language filter didn't catch this stupid stupid post, the "many eyes" filter did.

Gotmilkx95 - if that is your response to your ex (and is she even a member here?) it's probably for the best that you are no longer together.

Cheers

~XavierP

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