[mythtv-users] MythTV requires a better name
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Wed Sep 19 13:22:33 UTC 2007
On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 02:09:36PM +0100, Paul Mason wrote:
> See I "record" TV programs, and have done so for over 20 years. The
> technology I use has changed - and probably will again. Similarly I "hire"
> movies (though not very often).
Really? What kind of salary do they get? And what do they do?
> Talking this way has the advantage that
> anyone who speaks English can understand me.
Two nations, divided by a common language. :-)
Almost all uses of "hire" in BE are rendered as "rent" in AE, except
> Trendy verbification is absolutely essential for mass adoption of
> entertainment technology.
> I think you're confusing cause and consequence. People talk about
> "hoovering" their carpet
Not over here, we don't. :-)
> move the conversation on to other things. After all whatever it is
> can't be that important if you couldn't even be bothered explaining
> in plain English could it?
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