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Re: New name: Call for opinions

Hi Andreas,

|--==> On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:02:03 +0200 (CEST), Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> said:

  AT> [Keeping  only debian-custom in CC ...]
  AT> On Tue, 19 Aug 2008, Ben Armstrong wrote:

  >>If we were trying to describe something that everyone grasped
  >>immediately, then using a term that everyone grasped immediately would
  >>be appropriate.  A SIG is a special interest group, but a DIS (CDD) is
  >>something more (see the proposal for details) which is why it needs a
  >>special name of its own.

  AT> Completela agree here.

  >>Out of all of the proposed names, DIS does most accurately describe
  >>to me what this thing is.  However, I do find the quirky pronunciation
  >>DISh non-obvious (at least as a native speaker of English where the
  >>letter "s" almost never makes a "sh" sound) and the association with
  >>the slang meaning of "dis" inescapable.

  AT> Only native speakers seem to have this problem. ;-)

I really like the term dis(h) and I think its spelling does fit the
concept. However I just talked about DISh to a friend (and Italian
Debian user), and he was not really comfortable with "dis" pronounced
as "dish". Of course he is not a native speaker.



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