Monday, November 26, 2007

There goes that stray X again...


First Sxoop, now Blosxom.

Adding X's at the beginning or end of the word is so passé ("xtreme!" this and that), so let's throw them right in the middle of the word! Note that it's Blosxom not Bloxsom, the latter would be more easily pronounced.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Should've chosen a Byetta name...

Contrary to what one might think, this name rhymes with "beta" rather than "better", despite the double t's.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Crooks & Cons

Crooks: It's an unfortunately named city in South Dakota, isn't that bad enough?

To make matters even worse, look at the name of an accounting firm located there:

Crooks Accounting.

Q: Who would do business with them?

A: How about the manufacturer Con Labs?

Sunday, November 4, 2007

To Finity and beyond

Finit Solutions

"Finit" is a common mispronunciation of finite. Most of us encounter the word infinite before seeing finite (think math class), and assume that you can remove the in- prefix and keep the same pronunciation.

In addition, the name sounds limiting, like there are only a finite amount of solutions available.