Zune means f**k in Hebrew

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    LMAO.. i wonder if they knew this when they named it?.. :D

    ZUNE ZUNE..

    ZUNE OFF..

    U WANNA ZUNE? ;) haha

    *pardon my absurd behavoiur.. i'm in a wacky mood this morning*
     
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    i can, i'm israeli.

    it's ziune, (zee-yun), not zune. but close.

    i guess if it was spelled z-une....

    not that it matters, i think this thing will be the punt of many jokes in all worldly cultures.
     
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    Impressive, in that apparently it also sounds like 'penis' in Canadian French. :p
     
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    I like the bit about 'Microsoft and extensive research' :D
     
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    Ziyun in Hebrew means "to screw", if I'm not mistaken. The use of the word as the F-word could have come about through an English translation, (since "screw" in English also means, well, you know...:)) since most swear words that Israelis use are Arabic (I think).
     
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    Like the old Chevy Nova, then. But sexier. (Z-une sells, etc.).

    I loved my old Chevy Nova, though. 'Till I blew the head gasket.
     
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    thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    Hee hee...

    ...you said 'Zune'

    Will the profanity filter start to put *'s if we type Zune?


    And here is 'Zune' in daily use...

    I had a zuneing busy day today.

    I got zuned over by the plummer - he charged a fortune to fix the plumming.

    [Enter name here] was the best zune I've had in a while.

    What the zune, my (Windows) PC has crashed again.

    I have no zuneing idea

    i heard you got lucky last night was [enter name here] a good zune?

    and lastly

    You are such a zunewit
     
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    For those who don't get the reference, in Spanish "nova" translates into "doesn't go," which made it the butt of a lot of jokes among Spanish speakers.
     
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    :D Might have to borrow that!
     
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    There was a story way back that the original name for the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was the Silver Mist, until some German piped up.
     
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    Silberner Nebel :confused:
     
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    Knowing M$, they probably picked this name on purpose... ;) :D
     
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    Oh I got it the wrong way round. Hehe. Damn the translation widget is slow. :D
     
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    I think that's right. Mine Deutsch is nicht sehr gut.
     
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    I'd heard about the Coke Cola 'Bring Your Ancestors Back From The Dead' faux pas and was looking for a source to get my facts right when I came across this little gem, which I think is far more appropriate for our discerning members:

    Source
     
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    Nope 'Mud' according to Dashboard widget is 'Schlamm' in German. :confused:
     
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    Google translation says Nebel. Yes, my widgets are bloody slow this evening. I thought 10.4.8 was meant to speed the translator up.
     

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