Anybody else confusing "Minis"?

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  1. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Has anybody else been confusing the 2 Minis lately? (iPod Mini and Mac Mini)

    I've found myself confusing the 2 more and more these past few days. I often start reading articles about one of the "mini" to find out after a few lines that I had the wrong mini in mind. Maybe it's just me. ^_^ (It often is)

    On a related note. When I hear "iPod mini", the first image that pops in my mind is the "Shuffle". My brains promptly correct this but I can't help it. Strange.

    Just some random thoughts...
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Yeah, it's just you :)

    But I still get hung up on how my Mac has a MAC address, *and so does my PC* Yikes. :p
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    eh if someone just says mini i have to try and figure it out, but usually the context is pretty clear-cut so maybe it is just you :p
     
  4. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    The worst is the Airport Extreme and Airport Express....

    if you abrivate (try to) it comes out to APE and APX (that is the way i do it) But it still is confusing to some people....
     
  5. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    That's because those abbreviations don't distinguish between the two. Both "extreme" and "express" have both "E" and "X" in them. To make matters worse, you have to distinguish between Airport Extreme Base Stations and Airport Extreme Cards.

    Almost as bad as Ford Explorer, Expedition, and Excursion.
     
  6. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    I still get my mouth and nose confused when I eat. Very embarrassing when out with friends.



    :p
     
  7. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    Not to be critcal but.... there is an Escape thrown in the mix... :p
     
  8. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sureley you meant Excape. ;)
     
  9. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, i get it now. That went over my head! I was guessing you guys were talking about the 'E' in those suvs.... but you were talking about the 'EX"
    Well i am an idiot.

    kyle
     
  10. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Theres also the Escalade. Although not by Ford.
     
  11. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    And here I thought we were talking about the BMW Cooper thing.
     
  12. maya macrumors 68040

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    Too many things associated with the word "mini"

    Mini Cooper (S).

    iPod mini.

    Mac mini.

    Mini Me.

    What next, Mini Jobs and Gates? :p ;) :) :D
     
  13. maya macrumors 68040

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    Good thing the confusion only related to your nose and mouth. ;) :)
     
  14. Free Faller macrumors newbie

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    So does my Xbox! Gah!

    On topic, yeah, I have a similar problem with iPod Photo (ordered mine! Coming tomorrow! :D), I get iPhoto and iPod photo mixed up... :eek:
     
  15. maya macrumors 68040

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    You people need some "gingko". ;) :)
     
  16. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Haha, yeah the "mini" gets me sometimes. But only when there's no context (such as thread titles - "Help me fix my mini!" can mean either way).

    What's really strange is that almost every time I read "shuffle" I read "shuttle" (as in the Shuttle the famous SFF PC maker). :p
     
  17. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    The only time I confuse the two is titles of newspapers, forums, articles. When im in a conversation its not that hard. So my consencus is that its just you. :D
     
  18. urban1985_ macrumors regular

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    This has got to be one of the most confusing (and funnest) threads to read.

    Try saying every product you've listed three times fast.. GO!

    ;)
     
  19. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've heard plenty of people pronounce it that way, and don't call me Shirley. :D

    I haven't run across anything to confuse the minis, other than Mac users who spell it incorrectly.
     
  20. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok. I think we pretty much agree now that it's just me. All in favor? ^_^ I must be suffering from some sort of Maclexia syndrome.

    But! I found the thread quite entertaining nonetheless so it was not all for nothing.
     
  21. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    i'm not getting the ipod mini and mac mini tangled up, but i do keep calling the mac mini an imac mini. and noone ever corrects me.
     
  22. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I just ordered one of those new eMac minis. The cute little 7" CRT screen is adorable, and you can almost carry it wherever you go!
     

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  23. maya macrumors 68040

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    Talk about having to squint while computing. ;) :) :D
     
  24. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    how many brains do you have? ;)



    i hear ya, i do that sometimes too...i call it the mini imac a lot, but it's not, it has no "head"!
     

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