Why are jailbreak apps always spelt with a digit (blackra1n, redsn0w, ultrasn0w etc)

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  1. t0264 macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure this must've been asked before, but I couldn't find any info on it. For a while I have wondered why jailbreak software - redsn0w, ultrasn0w, blackra1n, limera1n, greenpois0n etc are they always spelt with a 0 or a 1 instead of an O or an L
     
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  3. t0264 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahhh right. Thanks for the info :)
     
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    You win.

    FATALITY.

    /thread

    BL.
     
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    haha that will probably be the name in the close future.
     
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    Probably because, like you, they also can't spell. :)

     
  11. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    It started with yellowsn0w (the original iPhone 3G unlock). Redsn0w eventually became the jailbreak for the iPod touch 2g, and after that, they basically took quickpwn and renamed it to Redsn0w (and gave it a much uglier interface). After redsn0w, everyone seemed to just copy the dev-team by naming their tools "Colored Precipitati0n"

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    Spelt is valid in British English.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Pretty much.
    Maybe Im too old but its the cool thing I guess.
     
  13. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Never thought the Brit's were smart, this confirms it! :D

    Problem is, like using the word "mines" instead of "mine" it isn't being used because the writer (not specifically referring to the person in this thread but generally) is British but because he or she is incapable of proper spelling and grammar.

    If the OP provides a Brit Proof of identity he/she will be excused, other wise an "F." [​IMG]
     
  14. Invincibilizer macrumors 6502a

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    It's spelled not spelt.

    English trumps British English anyday.
     
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    Hate to break the bad new, but it's valid in the USA as well.
     
  16. Invincibilizer macrumors 6502a

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    Nope it's not. Spelled is the correct conjugation of spell. Spelt is avoided since it also has another definition(from google dictionary) An old kind of wheat with bearded ears and spikelets that each contain two narrow grains, not widely grown but favored as a health food.

    Not only does search results conclude that "spelled" is the correct form, it is also much more heavily used in daily communication, in fact I have never heard spelt being used in real life. I do not live in Britain so I don't know how there English works across the pond but in America, spelt is not an acceptable form; thoroughly proved by my aforementioned statements.
     
  17. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    I had a dictionary a few years ago and it had that word in it, because someone brought it up. Now I want to know what version it was.

    I will have to see it it's in one of my moving boxes I haven't unpacked in the 6 months since I've moved.

     
  18. John.B macrumors 601

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    According to my Mac:
    Good enough for me.

    And I don't know where you got the idea that a word can only have one definition.
     
  19. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    In the US, "spelt" refers to a type of wheat. It is not valid as the past tense of "spell" over here (not saying that words can't have more than one definition... but in this case, it doesn't over here). In the UK, "spelt" and "spelled" are interchangeable.
     
  20. Trypno macrumors newbie

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    I just want to say, nobody addressed Pwnage Tool as not having any numbers in the name
     
  21. ah123 macrumors regular

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    That looks like Rick Shagwell. A friend of Austin Powers?
     

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