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What will they call it? (most random - you have been warned!)

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Leehaa, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Leehaa

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    These days, lot of people when they go to get a DVD, still describe the shop that they buy it from as a 'video' shop

    Do you think that this is going to be one of those things that will still be described as for as far into the future that one day someone will ask:

    "what is a video anyway"

    It's funny how things stick isn't it.

    It's like 'cinema' coming from 'cinematograph' which came about way back in the 1800s...

    Bet there are also things that us peops will refer to, in our old age, with words that the newer generations will be baffled by...

    ...:shocked come to think of it, i'm beginning to do it now ....ever heard of Opal fruits? er, starburst

    ... blah de blah blah...waffle waffle...:oops:
     
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    Remember Marathons? AKA Snickers :)
     
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    or Tony the Tiger now just being called Tony :eek::D
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    We still "dial" a phone, although phones haven't had round dials in quite some time.
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    The definition of video is a series of frames placed together to be played in sequence to simulate motion and interactivity

    whilst the former media was an acronym for 'Video Home System' the fact is DVD's, Blu-Ray discs, laser discs and whatever else comes in the future all just play videos

    So I'm not convinced video shop is out of order, nor do I think it has lost it's meaning

    We don't call HMV the 'tape shop' nor do we call it a 'CD shop' although I have once heard it referenced as a 'record store' :)
     
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    lol godzuki is your avatar :)
     
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  8. Leehaa

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    Blaaaagh! :dry

    ...and your theory on Starburst? :lol:
     
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    some guy in the Opal fruits company was off his tits on acid and had a million ideas bursting through his head at once, thats why they changed the name. Well thats my theory anyway :)
     
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    Heh! :biggrin
     
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    Off his...what? :blink
     
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    I had to google godzuki, god he's an ugly buggar. Mines denver the last dinosaur, dunno why, I did have tyrannosaurus alan but decided a change to denver was a good idea lol, that said alan is still cool as, video still cracks me up now heres the youtube link, tyrannosaurus alan :lol:
     
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    wierd looks like godzuki to me, maybe someone ripped off the other when doing the cartoon.
     
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    sorry tis a British term, much like off his head :)
     
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    I think Starburst was the American name for the brand, as was Snickers, someone made a decision to align the branding between markets

    In hindsight it probably wasn't a bad call, it happened in the late 80's / early 90's as far as I remember, just before the internet made the world a smaller place, and markets much less effected by national borders

    The fact the a Snickers is a Snickers in most countries has value, as does the Starburst message
    It's funny that it didn't apply to everything, for instance over here a Milky Way is more like a UK Mars in concept (caramel, nougat, chocolate), and a UK Milky Way is more like a US 3 Musketeers

    For most intelligent folks though, similar branding should do fine (We get Lays 'chip's over here, which look identical to Walkers packaging without the big ears, its pretty easy to work out the companies and products are likely related
     
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    "what is a waffle, anyway?"

    :p
     
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    moobs on sulfuric.
     
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    kind of, but sulfuric would hurt.
     
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    Err... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video

    Now I'm not one to be a pedant or anything :tune, but the term video is Latin for "I see". Simarlarly, audio is Latin for "I hear", and as you mention, cinema comes from the French cin√©matographe, which in turn comes from the Ancient Greek kīnēma, meaning "Motion".

    I.e. these words have been around for millenia and will probably be around for another few millenia.

    Incidentally, opal comes from the Sanskrit for "smug git who should probably go to bed now"...
     
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    In the UK, "head" = "tits"? Oh, this could *so* be abused. :oops: :tongue
     
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