[LMB] Cultural differences (Telecom)

Bo Johansson bo at dendarii.com
Tue, 2 Jul 2002 00:11:29 +0200


"POUNCER" <altpouncer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Necessarily for her readers, Lois refers to
> the "Com-Console", but it seems to me so
> ubiquitous a widget would have a single
> sylablle designator.  What might it be?
> "Com"?  The "K'sole"?  

Depends on the language or culture :)

For example in Swedish "phone" is always "telefon" with
all three syllables, maybe the Vorkosiverse inhabitants
are also not as eager to shorten gadget names.

// Bo Johansson

P.S. This is on-topic, I believe?