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Old 06-25-2010, 12:01 AM   #1
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Use of the term ebuchleser outside of MobileRead

Due to some fascinating discussions on the use of the term "liseuse" outside of MobileRead, I wanted to test the waters.

According to babelfish, the German for the English language term "Electronic Book Reader" is "ELEKTRONISCHER BUCH-LESER"

I like it! But it does not exactly roll off the tongue, so I propose the new term "ebuchleser".

Anybody seen this term outside of MobileRead... right now... when I invented it?

Now, I don't want to cause a lot of acrimony, so when you think about this question, just keep in mind that I hate kittens and chocolate. And that I raise the US flag every morning, and salute it, just before I set it on fire.

Discuss.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:09 AM   #2
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I still dont know what the hell a liseuse is?

It sounds French Canadian or something.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:14 AM   #3
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<sigh> focus on the topic, scalawag!
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:22 AM   #4
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Does scalawag mean "sexy bitch?"
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:47 AM   #5
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Only in the original Yiddish.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:56 AM   #6
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I um.. *blink* I'm afraid I can't use that word till you reach me to pronounce it.

eya bush leisure?
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:09 AM   #7
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According to my Texas/German pronunciation handbook, I think it's pronounced You Bite Laughter.

Of Course, with my Texas accent....
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Of Course, with my Texas accent....
...we all assume you're "packing heat"(*) and can therefore pronounce it any damn way you want to.

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Old 06-25-2010, 01:20 AM   #9
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I um.. *blink* I'm afraid I can't use that word till you reach me to pronounce it.

eya bush leisure?
I have no idea how a native German speaker would pronounce it, but since I invented it, I proclaim that this is how it should appear in the Webster dictionary:

Main Entry: e·boosh·less·er
Variant(s): or eeeee·boooo·les·er \e-bush-the-lesser\
Function: noun
Etymology: Donnistan
Date: circa 2010

1 : reading device, device on which ebooks are read
2 : gibbersih spouted by a trouble making loser
3: a liseuse
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I have no idea how a native German speaker would pronounce it, but since I invented it, I proclaim that this is how it should appear in the Webster dictionary:

Main Entry: e·boosh·less·er
Variant(s): or eeeee·boooo·les·er \e-bush-the-lesser\
Function: noun
Etymology: Donnistan
Date: circa 2010

1 : reading device, device on which ebooks are read
2 : gibbersih spouted by a trouble making loser
3: a liseuse

Let's show some continental solidarity - ebuchliseuse..

pronounced e-bush-lizards...
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...we all assume you're "packing heat"(*) and can therefore pronounce it any damn way you want to.

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Not true, Marc. Everybody else is packin' too. So unless you feel really fast, you stay polite...

But it's not true that Texans hitch their pickups to the hitchin' post....
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Let's show some continental solidarity - ebuchliseuse..

pronounced e-bush-lizards...
I really like it!

But it should be pronounced "ee-boosh-lay-zeus"

Now that rolls off the tongue, and leaves a trail of happiness and tickles!
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Please remember the human tendency to shorten words, and our tendency to Anglicize non-English sounding words. (Nationalsozialismus becomes "Nazism," Volkswagen becomes "vee-dub," etc.)
Shortly, "ebuchleser" will be "ebook." I simply propose we stay ahead of the curve, and call then "ebooks" now. We can use the same word for the little files containing data they interpret for us to read, and know which is which based on context.
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Please remember the human tendency to shorten words, and our tendency to Anglicize non-English sounding words. (Nationalsozialismus becomes "Nazism," Volkswagen becomes "vee-dub," etc.)
Shortly, "ebuchleser" will be "ebook." I simply propose we stay ahead of the curve, and call then "ebooks" now. We can use the same word for the little files containing data they interpret for us to read, and know which is which based on context.

I think ir will be shortened to yew-bush
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I really like it!

But it should be pronounced "ee-boosh-lay-zeus"

Now that rolls off the tongue, and leaves a trail of happiness and tickles!

Where's the fun in that?

I prefer ee-bush-a-loo myself, Makes you want to get up and dance, no?

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