Pedantic rant about Apple name misuse

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  1. iZac macrumors 68000

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    iTouch

    iShuffle

    referring to an Apple Store as an "iPod shop"

    iPhone G3

    referring to LEGO Bricks as "legos" (contentious and irrelevant one, i know)

    I've heard all of them in person and they all annoy the crap out of me, please feel free to pitch in / disagree.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    I second your rant, and add...

    PC when you mean a Windows Computer. A Mac and a Linux Machine are also PCs.
    Also, last time I checked, Mac OS X was pronounced "Oh Ess Ten" not "Oh Ess Ex".

    TEG
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    when people say " i could care less" i ask them if they even understand what they are saying.
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Well, even Apple uses that, so you can't blame people for saying PCs and Macs.
     
  5. chainprayer macrumors 6502a

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    how about calling tissues kleenex? kleenex is a brand, not an object.
     
  6. K3mp macrumors 6502

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    I-pods
    iTouch
    I store
    OS ex
    I-phone g3
    When people on the news talk about how their I-phone is obsolete
    A lot more I cant remember
     
  7. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Apple makes Legos?;)
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i disagree. who cares as long as you know what they are talking about
     
  9. voxnj macrumors regular

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    I disagree too. At least I think. Or is that Apple disagree or Apple think??
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Or how about using the term Xerox for making a copy. ;)

    What the heck does Media Access Control address have to do with this topic? :p

    Good point.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i say OZ ten... sounds better.

    i hate it when people say "aich" instead of "haich" when pronouncing the letter "h"... that really peeves me
     
  12. smt1192 macrumors regular

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    I hate when:
    1. People call tissues kleexnex
    &
    2. Call a microwave a zapper
     
  13. voxnj macrumors regular

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    Apple agree!
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i call my remote control the zapper :)
     
  15. MicBook macrumors regular

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    Two apple related sayings that piss me off

    iPhone g3

    iPhone 3rd gen

    One non related

    calling a Jet ski a Waverunner or Sea-Doo (those are brands)
     
  16. bbbensen macrumors 6502

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    Slippers are slippers, not flip-flops, or thongs.

    Shoes are made for out side of the house, not inside.

    Those are mine..... :p
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    rollerblades are a company not what you call inline skates

    however, i dont care too much lol. i used to call all video game systems back in the day nintendos lol
     
  18. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Hello, I'm a Mac
    And I'm a PC.

    Blame Apple for that one.

    I also hate it when people say haitch instead of aitch for the letter 'h'. Because haitch is wrong. ( http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aitch - or indeed, the wiki-entry for h )
     
  19. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    OMG i soooo agree. that is really annoying
     
  20. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Firstly iTouch is an old software and driver suite for touchscreen computers, predates iPod Touch by a long shot. Amazes me all the people here who have this software installed on their computers and are either 1) praising it or 2) having problems with it.
     
  21. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    As long as a company doesn't compensate me financially, I feel no obligation to adhere to their naming schemes. With that in mind, I am not ashamed to talk of about Imacs, iTouches, IPots or the MAC OS 10.X OS on this board.

    Unless, of course, Apple Inc. chooses to remunerate me for keeping in line with their naming guidelines.

    :D
     
  22. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    I see nothing wrong with giving the "PC" name to non apple computers. After all, they need all the help they can get. And, Apple is a great deal better. ;)

    Words and their meanings have changed over the years, bearing nothing to what they once were.

    Gay use to just mean happy and carefree, and not a sexual connotation. Bad use to mean not good, now its taken on another meaning. And so on...:eek:
     
  23. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Don't know if DoFoT9 says "haitch" or "aitch".
     
  24. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    its REALLY very hard to be consistent on the internet when trying to spell pronunciations.


    i dislike the 'haich' way...
     

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