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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.
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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   :-?
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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.
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How did you find this? The topic is from 12.10.2007 at 05:43:48...  ;D
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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 smiley-razz.
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There is a couple of audio files on the bottom of this page -> http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardDuemilanove answering the pronunciation question
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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.
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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) ;D

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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"

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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)...
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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 smiley

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I think Duemilanove = Dway-Mee-Lah-No-Vay.  At least that's how I say it smiley.
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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 smiley-wink
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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.
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I pronounce it

"   'ow do I know.  "
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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!  smiley-wink
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