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Old 09-17-2005, 07:20 AM   #16
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Wouldn't ANU or ENU have been easier?
One reason: the "Thank GNUs" link on the GNU homepage would read "Thank ANUs" or "Thank ENUs", which looks rather silly if you ask me. Also, writing on the black board during a lecture "Today we will be exploring the ANUs" is not going to improve the concentration of the students.

From the GNU website: "The name "GNU" was chosen because it met a few requirements; first, it was a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not Unix'', second, because it was a real word, and third, it was fun to say (or Sing)."

Besides, with GNU you can have a wildebeast for a mascot
 
Old 09-17-2005, 04:21 PM   #17
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I let Opera "read" for me, and it read "Demon" . Not that it truly matters, but since nobody has mentioned it yet...
 
Old 10-10-2005, 12:24 AM   #18
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Okay, what does the "K" in KDE mean?

Also, the W in "Wine"?
 
Old 10-10-2005, 02:25 AM   #19
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They're recursive acronyms.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 05:43 PM   #20
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daeˇmon
http://www.yourdictionary.com/ahd/pron/D0004600.wav
 
Old 10-10-2005, 06:21 PM   #21
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Originally posted by benjithegreat98
I pronounce GNU as 'guh-noo', but I absolutely refuse to say 'guh-nome'. There needs to be an official PR office for open source. That way when you come up with a horrible, horrible name they will stop you from making a mistake......
daemon is pronounced dee-mon

gnome is pronounced nome, ignore the idiots who want to make open source proponents sound like freaks If you want a nonstandard pronounciation, don't use an existing word - or at least pick a dead word that hasn't been used in centuries, especially if you want to gain any credibility in the real world. GNU project members claim otherwise, but they're wrong. It's no wonder they have no credibility.

gnu is pronounce noo, ignore the idiots who want to make open source proponents sound like freaks. If you want a nonstandard pronounciation, don't use an existing word - or at least pick a dead word that hasn't been used in centuries, especially if you want to gain any credibility in the real world. GNU project members claim otherwise, but they're wrong. It's no wonder they have no credibility.


(if you interpret this as a flame, so be it! I'm intending for this to be taken as humor though, not a personal attack. I stand by my opinion that changing the pronounciation of existing words in current use to be silly though, and less likely to gain respect in the corporate world)

Excuse me while I go squash some g-nats and then g-naw on some celery for my snack, after I slice the celery with a k-nife, and thank God I k-now how to pronounce gnu and gnome.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 07:18 PM   #22
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Couldn't have said it all better myself, KimVette.

Cheers.

--Shade
 
Old 10-11-2005, 09:04 AM   #23
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Your say DEEmon, I say Daymon,
You say banana, I say Buhnahnuh.

Let's call the whole thing off!

Last edited by Metablade; 10-11-2005 at 09:08 AM.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 11:18 AM   #24
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ahhhhhhh ... thats the way of tzu lao


ok ... tipsy ...
 
  


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