Re: New name: Call for opinions
|--==> On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:02:03 +0200 (CEST), Andreas Tille <email@example.com> 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.