Stupid names for things


#1

Bluetooth. Then I read this and hate it even more:

The name “Bluetooth” is an Anglicised version of the Scandinavian Blåtand/Blåtann (Old Norse blátǫnn), the epithet of the tenth-century king Harald Bluetooth who united dissonant Danish tribes into a single kingdom and, according to legend, introduced Christianity as well. The idea of this name was proposed in 1997 by Jim Kardach who developed a system that would allow mobile phones to communicate with computers. At the time of this proposal he was reading Frans G. Bengtsson’s historical novel The Long Ships about Vikings and King Harald Bluetooth.[10][11] The implication is that Bluetooth does the same with communications protocols, uniting them into one universal standard


#2

Two-way mirror.


#3

Balonz


#4

Yes?


#5

Dongle


#6

Bullfrog


#7

glad you agree!


#8

Bulldog clip


#9

Bluetooth is a great name, you utter clackerbag.


#10

i was annoyed that bluray beat hd-dvd as a format simply because of the name


#11

Scallions


#12

Jeggings. But then they are a ridiculous thing, so the name fits. Fits like jeggings.


#13

“smash” for loose change. Fuck off.


#14

Never heard this


#15

I envy you.


#16

Shut it yellow teeth.


#17

Graham Gooch.


#18

Toner


#19

we need to reinstate the ‘this’ button now so i can this this^


#20

Epimer is running away with this thread :slight_smile: