[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
regarding people.

>      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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