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- Subject: Re: Announcement: The birth of Ophal Project
- From: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@...>
- Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:02:34 +0200
On 17/08/2011 12:20, Lee Hickey wrote:
And one minor point - you might want to reconsider the name. When I, as
a native English speaker, read it, I read it as offal.
I think it is hard to come with a name that hasn't a negative sense in
one language or the other... :-)
For example, to remain on this vein, if you name your software Trip, I
might complain it sounds too much like French's "tripes", which means
guts (also in the culinary sense).
Perhaps one should make a phonetic dictionary of negative (short) words
(crap, hell, etc.) in most major languages... But given the number of
argot synonyms of such words, it would be a big work! ^_^'
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