question about steve jobs

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  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i need to know how exactly do you pronounce his last name? is it jobs like "i need a new job?" or jobs with a long "o" sound?

    sorry, but i will be doing an informative speech about Apple in my business communications class, and i want to be accurate
     
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    jaaaahbs
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. With a S at the end. Steve isn't biblical.
     
  4. Motley macrumors 6502

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    Blasphemer!
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I don't have much truck with religion, but wasn't Job (the biblical one) a "bad guy"?
     
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    You must not have read the bible then. :p


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    Actually, he was as perfect a human can get. If I recall correctly, Satan tempted him over and over and he never wavered and he continued to love and thank God. Although many believe the story is satirical.
     
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    Interesting, pretty applicable to Steve in a way. :D

    By the way, I've been meaning to say this for a while, yellow your 'tar is the best I have ever come across.
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    See, I tried once to read it.. but it's not my kind of fiction.
     
  10. Motley macrumors 6502

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    You got a bigger version of that, because if so I have a new desktop :D
     
  11. emw macrumors G4

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    It rhymes with "gobs," as in the amount of money he has.

    Clear favorite for "Post of the Month". Although I thought in the bible, it was Satan with the Apple.
     
  12. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    No, sorry. It's just something I found on the web a while back.




    What a kind thing to say.
    //turns absolutely red
     
  13. emw macrumors G4

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    Happy Valentine's Day :)
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Danke. I'll be sure to take you off Fluffy's "list".
     
  15. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for clearing that up for me. i see that this thread went everywhere from there, but at least i got what i needed. and if anyone wants to help me out on my speech, i'd appreciate it. :)
     
  16. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    OK.. "y'all" sounds funny. Don't say it in your speech.
     
  17. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    ok thanks, i'll keep that in mind
     
  18. emw macrumors G4

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    I've never heard you talk, so I can't be of much help. However, I could recommend some things for your writing.

    I'm just joking with you, of course. :-D
     
  19. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    That was probably one of my favorite moments in Pirates of Silicon Valley, when the bank guy came in asking for Steve Jobs (rhymes with "probes") and Steve-o corrected him w/out even looking up from what he was doing.
     
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    Unless you're from Chicago, in which case it's pronounced "jabs." Or from New York City, in which case you'd be forgiven for pronouncing it "jawbs."
     
  21. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Or you're from where ever Homestar Runner is from and it's pronounced "jorbs".
     
  22. mdavey macrumors 6502a

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    Other choice phrases to avoid:

    * "with no further ado"
    * "okay people..."
    * "this is a funny story..."

    ;)
     
  23. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    i'd love for some recommendations. but it has to be an informative speech, not persuasive. and it's not just about Steve Jobs, it's about Apple. and i have to have 3 main points in the speech. i was thinking about the success with the ipod, transition to intel, and just compare OS X to windows
     
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    i'll do my best
     
  25. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I'd avoid the comparision, it's kind of been done to death.

    I think a better tactic might be the subtle introduction to OS X.

    I'd target Steve's return to Apple after having left it years before (I'd do a quick blurb about that, why he left, what happened while he was gone, Apple's financial and business troubles in the interim), and then all the changes that have happened to make Apple Computer Inc. one of the most sucessful companies in the last 5 years.
     

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