Re: "Ga-nome" or "NOME"

On 2/13/08, Thomas Thurman <tthurman gnome org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 11:26:28AM +0530, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay wrote:
>  > Some of the common pronunciations are: Gee-nome (where Gee rhymes with
>  > see) or Guh-nome (where Guh rhymes a bit with duh :P).
> PLEASE don't pronounce it Gee-nome. I have had important mail get lost
>  because it's been sent to something genome org, since genome is a dictionary
>  word. Mail sent to that domain appears not even to bounce anyway.

I have been introduced before talks as "Diego Escalante from the
GENOME project!" (genome in spanish is genoma, which leaves no doubt
about it being something genetic) so once or twice I have been
apointed as a genetic researcher talking about free software (yes,
"wtf!"). There's a chinese fungus named ganoderma, once I was
presented as coming from ganom, if I'm ever presented as coming from
ganom-derma I'll let everyone know that the "foot" has fungus.

Cough, ok, let's move on, we have a desktop to release!.


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