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Date: 03/01/09 09:12 AM

30 Responses to The Origins of 8 High-Tech Names

  1. Profile photo of aloha10951
    aloha10951 Female 13-17
    284 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 8:34 am
    Link: The Origins of 8 High-Tech Names - TiVo, BlackBerry, Nintendo Wii, Wikipedia. Do you know the names, but do you know where those names came from?
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    habbazoot
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    March 1, 2009 at 9:22 am
    thought wiki stood for "what i know is..."


    proves everything a teacher tells you, that is not in the ciriculum, is wrong

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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    909 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:28 am
    Lmao! Was I the only one that read about wikipedia on wikipedia? It shows right there that the wiki comes from the wiki wiki shuttle bus in Honolulu.
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    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
    525 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:29 am
    I hate "wikipedia` the second i just sounds odd.
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    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
    525 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:30 am
    And I still think Wii is stupid. Worst game system name. ever.
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    ZIMAAgent7 Male 18-29
    512 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:31 am
    Does anybody else start cracking up every time they see a Prius?

    Jeff Dunham FTW!

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    ZIMAAgent7 Male 18-29
    512 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:32 am
    And the concept for the Wii`s name is pretty cool, but I think they should`ve stuck with "Revolution"
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    alikabul Male 18-29
    696 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:49 am
    They forgot Volvo. It`s latin for "I`m rolling".
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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
    1437 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:56 am
    Interesting stuff. . .
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:17 am
    I always think of Jeff Dunham when I see a prius.
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    whtevr Female 40-49
    915 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:37 am
    I hate Prius`s They`re so ugly!
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:43 am
    the only one i knew was wikipedia
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1789 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:46 am
    Slightly interesting...
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    Toxicityrckr Male 18-29
    138 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:02 am
    interesting.
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    Toxicityrckr Male 18-29
    138 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:03 am
    I saw an ironic thing involving a Prius yesturday. I was driving behind one, and they threw an empty two-liter bottle on the road. Get it?
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    ZIMAAgent7 Male 18-29
    512 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:17 am
    I wonder if a Prius really goes "homo homo homo homo" when it idles :P
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    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:40 am
    i knew prius. 3 years of latin were not in vain!

    though i think i`d rather have not known if it meant i didnt have to do latin for those dark, depressing years.

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    Ninjakunai2 Male 13-17
    221 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    I think the wii was originally going to be named the "Nintendo Revoultion" instead of "Nintendo Wii". Interesting stuff though!
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    I`ve wondered what wiki meant for the looooongest time, but have been always too lazy to look it up. Thank you, once again, for doing the dirty work, IAB.
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    MisterG Male 30-39
    633 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    When a Prius goes past, it goes like: Iiiiiiimmm gay....

    Yeah thank you Jeff D.

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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 2:51 pm
    "proves everything a teacher tells you, that is not in the ciriculum, is wrong"

    I spent the past 6 years of my life thinking/actually telling people that kiwis were a crossbreed of strawberries and bananas, thanks to an assclown teacher like that.

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    I`ve always wondered how the words "All" and "Most"
    came to mean a close call (Almost).
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    Fail on the translation of "hulu" in Indonesian (and to a closer extent Malay). It does not literally mean `butt` as in the physical human backside or bum.

    It means `end`. Like `hulu pedang` means `the end (a.k.a the hilt) of a sword`.

    So hulu isn`t popular in indonesia because of it`s name, but more because we can`t use it over here (F you broadcast laws).

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    maxell Male 18-29
    285 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    the best one left out of this list, was the name "mario" a character everyone knows and will not forget. when the original game came out with "mario" facing off against donkey kong he was called "jumpman" eventually nintendo had a problem with a man named Mario segal involving money of course. so they decided to name the character mario. gotta love nintendo.
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
    533 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:24 pm
    hulu, never heard of it. i use alluc.org
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    Marcko98 Male 18-29
    301 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 10:51 am
    At hulu Alec baldwin sucks out your brain with a bendystraw. Truestory.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2066 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    Backronym....awesome. New word.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    That story should`ve been on the list, Max.
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    quiknas Male 18-29
    451 posts
    March 5, 2009 at 11:30 am
    The Prius dealer had plenty of Priora to choose from
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    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    Some of those were pretty intereste=ing... and MarenColleen, you definitely need to check out hulu. My husband and I have watched SO MANY series of shows on it. Its great.

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