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Re: OT: Re: Ubuntu.org

On Sun, 2005-01-02 at 20:30 -0600, Kent West wrote:
> Tom Allison wrote:
> > Paul Johnson wrote:
> >
> >> On Monday 27 December 2004 02:56 pm, Kent West wrote:
> >>
> >>> William Ballard wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> One must pick boring names, like "Word" :-)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> John 1:1
> >>>
> >>> Yep; that one should be free of controversy.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Hah!  No kidding.  For those who do not have a Bible, the verse cited 
> >> reads, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and 
> >> the Word was God."
> >>
> >
> > I think you need to rephrase that to "Word(tm)" to avoid prosecution.
> >
> >
> And then there's all those rap musicians going around saying "Word". 
> They have no idea what (who) they're advertising....

Oh yes they do. Most of them I know use some form of: "Word Up"

I can think of 4 meanings for this all pertaining to that mainly one OS
(sort of 2 and almost but not quite 3) proprietary word processing

Asking the question about a program running: "Word Up?"
Using it to quiet someone
        (usually used with a Proper(/slang) Name): "Word Up!"
Finally proclaiming the glorious event its running: "WORD UP!"
The ever clever upgrade marketing term: "Word Up."

They aren't using the First Old School meaning of "word" meaning:
        Dang That is screwed up.
They aren't even using the Second Old School meaning:
        Dude, that is so cool!
Nor even the Third Old School Meaning:
        Wassup wit joo?

Yes, sadly Marketing has reached a new level. Shame it has come to this.
greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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