To settle this "raging" controversy....

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Trespasser, Oct 23, 2009.

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    The authority on Ubuntu is developers of their own OS. They said how its pronounced yet you still make more excuses.
     
  2. lewmur

    lewmur Registered Member

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    Please cite the law granting them this authority. Accepted usage supercedes their wishes.
     
  3. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    They created the OS. They can name it and choose how to pronounce what they name it however they wish. That makes them the authority on their own OS which they are. Your logically reasoning and skills are lacking to say the least.
     
  4. Trespasser

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    If you won't grant the creators of Ubuntu as having the right to determine how their creation should be pronounced then there's really no point in continuing this discussion.

    I'm requesting that a Moderator please close this thread.
     
  5. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    They could just ban the troll.
     
  6. lewmur

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    Are you saying that Canonical has the right to tell the public how they shall pronounce the name?

    Accepted usage has always been deemed proper pronunciation. Do you deny that?
     
  7. whitedragon551

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    Yes. They put it together and named it and it makes them the owner/authority on their OS. They have the right to tell you how it should be pronounced. Weather you follow it or not is up to you, but if you do not pronounce it the way they define your wrong in your pronunciation.
     
  8. lewmur

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    And I say that's BS because accepted usage cannot be wrong. Canonical has the right to say how they want it to be pronounced but not abiding by their wishes does not make it wrong.

    Our positions are obviously diametrically opposed. So any further discussion is pointless. Bye bye.
     
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    Its theirs, if its not pronounced that way its wrong.

    Just like you name your children. You could want them named Joe, but spell it Bob. If you say their name is Joe thats what it is and how its pronounced regardless of accepted usage.
     
  10. phaedrus

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    Can I ask those who say a certain pronunciation of Ubuntu is "wrong".
    How do you pronounce the words "Paris" and "Mexico"? and are you "wrong" if you sound the "s" and the "x" according to your own languages way of interpreting those words?
    In other words are you limiting this idea of absolute right and wrong just to the term "Ubuntu" or would this thinking apply globally to other words that are interpreted and pronounced differently in different languages?
     
  11. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    If you dont pronounce the way those countries founders say it should be your wrong.
     
  12. iceni60

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    most of you are wrong in this thread, so i'll clear some things up for you :D

    ubuntu is pronouced the way mark shuttleworth says it's pronounced, and cities are pronounced and spelled differently throughout the world i.e. Florence is Firenze in italian, london is londres in french, Cologne is Köln in german etc.

    :D lol
     
  13. lewmur

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    But Paris is still Paris and Mexico is still Mexico. Only a pretensious a$$ would say paree when speaking English. Even Pres. Charles De Gaulle didn't do that.
     
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  14. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    Or someone who has an education past 3rd grade and that can respect what the owner, name, creator, etc wants it called.
     
  15. ronjor

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    Since we seem to be going in circles with no end in sight, we'll put this thread to sleep.
     
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