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- Subject: Re: Announcement: The birth of Ophal Project
- From: Lee Hickey <lahickey@...>
- Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:16:44 +0100
On 18 August 2011 10:02, Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@gmx.net>
I think it is hard to come with a name that hasn't a negative sense in one language or the other... :-)
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.
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).
Yes, very much so. I find it hard to come up with names at all, let alone ones without peculiar connotations in other languages.
In English we have tripe too. It's stomach lining, usually from a cow. Not really my cup-of-tea :)
I wasn't criticising Fernando at all, just pointing out that the word essentially means 'entrails'.
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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