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Old 09-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Just curious about those posting about the Kindle "Paperweight"

are you doing that to be funny, or is it autocorrect?

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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are you doing that to be funny, or is it spell check?
Hey, it was twobob's thread. Of course he did it just to be funny! If you read his other threads in the Dev Corner, you will see that he is a prolific word-player.

See also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_play

Of course, that could wreak havoc for non-English speakers (especially if using machine translation).

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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Actually I've seen that play on words on several different forums, so I suspect it is a play on the name that is coming to the minds of a lot of people.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:06 PM   #4
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Actually I've seen that play on words on several different forums, so I suspect it is a play on the name that is coming to the minds of a lot of people.
"Paperwhite" also has another "word play" variant that comes from the fingers of some people:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho....php?p=2221860

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Old 09-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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It is a bit of a rubbish name, so it fully deserves some word play.... including the one geekmaster mentions in that other thread
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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That's what I figured, but I'd seen it used so unironically, I thought it was plausible that in some cases, it was autocorrect that was interfering...
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:56 PM   #7
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"Kindle Paperweight" was even used in the title of a Twit.tv episode:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6lqRb8oVTw

And "Papershite" can be found in the Amazon Kindle Help forum:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...x2TLJPCSO1T38I

So these "Satiric Misspellings" are not unique to MobileRead.

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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I like it. I named mine "Galadriel the Paperwaite" instead of just Galadriel.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:44 PM   #9
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I admit Amazon must have been on something when they named it Kindle Paperwhite.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:48 PM   #10
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It is a bit of a rubbish name, so it fully deserves some word play.... including the one geekmaster mentions in that other thread
Very true. It doesn't flow easily off the tongue, nor make much sense, unless you talk in Yoda: "Backwards talk I do"....Always found the Yoda-speak very annoying!
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I admit Amazon must have been on something when they named it Kindle Paperwhite.
It sounds better than cocaineWhite or MichaelJacksonWhite.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:57 PM   #12
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Of course, people gave Apple all sorts of cr*p for the name iPad and that seems to have worked out ok for them.
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Of course, people gave Apple all sorts of cr*p for the name iPad and that seems to have worked out ok for them.
If they do come out with a mini iPad, we can call them the miniPad and the maxiPad.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #14
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If they do come out with a mini iPad, we can call them the miniPad and the maxiPad.
They should just go ahead and call the small one an iPantyliner
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I like it. I named mine "Galadriel the Paperwaite" instead of just Galadriel.
That's great booklover.
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