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Daniel

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Oct 12, 2007, 05:43 am Last Edit: Oct 12, 2007, 05:48 am by Daniel Reason: 1
ARRRR, like a pirate// DWEE, just say "do we" fast // NO, as in no.

ARRR-DWEE-NO


Edit: does it all matter? If you ask people in different countries what sound a cow or horse makes, they will tell you something different! The dutch make a particularly weird sound for a cow.

John_Ryan

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What about TOY for grown-ups?  I tried to explain my wife for weeks what Arduino is, until I said it is a TOY.  Now she understands not only what Arduino is, but also my behavior... She doesn't ask any more.


;D

gosh, that's a scary thought - my "toys" got some very "grown up" responsibilities   :-?

TLas

I haven't seen any mention of questions 2-3.  I read somewhere, maybe here on arduino.cc or an EBay auction, that it was named after an italian king.

Waiting for my first demon love board to come.  Ok, that is how I pronounce it, I didn't study Italian but it supposedly means 2009.

bld

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May 08, 2010, 05:56 pm Last Edit: May 08, 2010, 05:56 pm by bld Reason: 1
How did you find this? The topic is from 12.10.2007 at 05:43:48...  ;D
captain-slow.dk | non contagious!

TchnclFl

Yeah I believe Arduino is an Italian surname, and Duemilanove means two-thousand nine.

I think Diecimila means ten thousand, but I don't know why they named it that :P.

felis

There is a couple of audio files on the bottom of this page -> http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardDuemilanove answering the pronunciation question
/felis

TBAr

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I read somewhere, maybe here on arduino.cc or an EBay auction, that it was named after an italian king.

There is some info and reference links in the thread at http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1245887853.

retrolefty

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May 09, 2010, 04:51 am Last Edit: May 09, 2010, 04:52 am by retrolefty Reason: 1
Lets just agree and standardize on ARE-DWEEN-NO, cause I like it and three syllables is more then enough to encode a 8 bit controller. (Old octal joke) ;D

Lefty

cr0sh

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Lets just agree and standardize on ARE-DWEEN-NO, cause I like it and three syllables is more then enough to encode a 8 bit controller. (Old octal joke)


LOL

I think what really needs discussed is the whole "Duemilan...", "Dweymila...", "Duwey..." - ah, fuggitit: "2009"

:)

Every time I want to reference the full name, I either have to look it up (if I am feeling motivated), or just write "2009" - I can never remember how to spell "Duemilanove" (and it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, either)...
I will not respond to Arduino help PM's from random forum users; if you have such a question, start a new topic thread.

admin

Think about us poor italians... 90% of the stuff that we buy has english names... (at least in technology)

Now you understand how we feel :)

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TchnclFl

I think Duemilanove = Dway-Mee-Lah-No-Vay.  At least that's how I say it :).

CowJam

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Was that supposed to be sarcastic?  I have distinct recollections of "Lee-nux" vs "Lie-nux" discussions, culminating in an audio recording of Linus saying "My name is Linus Torvalds and I pronounce Linux, Linux". (Obviously the actual audio is a little more useful.  )


What would he know, he's foreign ;)

daveg360

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What about TOY for grown-ups?  I tried to explain my wife for weeks what Arduino is, until I said it is a TOY.  Now she understands not only what Arduino is, but also my behavior... She doesn't ask any more.


That's fine but you have to remind her that any shoes she owns that represent a duplicate in terms of function - are essentially rather boring toys too*

* Don't say this in the kitchen.  Too many knives and other pointy things.
If your system involves lethal voltages/life critical/flamable elements - you probably shouldn't need to ask.
The Arduino != PC.

AWOL

I pronounce it

"   'ow do I know.  "
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.

Osgeld

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Jun 04, 2010, 01:28 am Last Edit: Jun 04, 2010, 01:29 am by Osgeld Reason: 1
I tried for weeks too, then she asked (ha ha wrong move my dear) what I was doing, so I told her once I get this program running it will do (whatever it was)

"Oh, so its like your own little computer"

YEP!  ;)
http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?action=unread;boards=2,3,4,5,67,6,7,8,9,10,11,66,12,13,15,14,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,86,87,89,1;ALL

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