To Finity and beyond ~ Bad Product Names

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.


6 comments:

Dan Anton said...

hehe nice title and just shows how confusing the English language can be....slow up and slow down are the same things. Many other weird ones

Relationship Dating said...

This is really weird for me, I dunno, I just can't get the point.

Anonymous said...

You have a point but may be wrong.
"finit" seems like "FIN + IT" to me.

If we all remember the days in college, what FIN stands for? Finance! Then, IT? Information Technology!

Since Finit Solutions is a consulting company providing IT services in finance and accounting related tool called Oracle Hyperion, it makes perfect sense to me.

How to read "FIN"? /fin/
How to read "IT"? /it/
So what's wrong with Finit being called /fin-it/?

Home Remedies said...

Reminds me of the NOVA car... meaning "doesn't go" in Spanish ha ha!

ecommerce54 said...

What a post. I never come across such a nice post which is very well written.I totally agree with Dan Anton's word.It's just confusing the English language. Thanks for sharing a wonderful post.

mujer said...

This is really weird