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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Ken Smith, May 31, 2005.

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  1. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    Imagine you have a new design for an encabulator and want to come up with
    a name for the product. The following terms are already used:

    Turbo: Someone used it many years ago on a product that turned out to be
    a real turkey.

    Super: We used this as an adjective years ago and the new one is ~10
    times better than this product.

    Ultra: Someone else used this as a name of a product.


    Extra: Will translate as a spare in some cases.


    Is there another obvious adjective I have missed.
     
  2. Ultimate.
     
  3. Guest

    Hyper?
     
  4. john jardine

    john jardine Guest

    Plus? + ++
     
  5. Mega- ?

    Rene
     
  6. Tim Wescott

    Tim Wescott Guest

    You are obviously in superlative overload. The only thing you can do is
    go back to the basics and call it the "plain old". Sales will suffer
    for this product, but you can call the next one "plus" and things will
    start picking up again.

    And fer cryin' out loud be more sparing with the superlatives next time!
     
  7. Luhan Monat

    Luhan Monat Guest

    Mondo.
     
  8. On Tue, 31 May 2005 14:22:44 +0000 (UTC), the renowned
    If the target audience is relatively young, "extreme".

    A thesaurus is often a help in such pursuits. Even if it doesn't give
    you the word you want, it may kick you in the right direction. You can
    find decent ones online.


    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  9. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Geodanah,
    When I drove through Spain for the first time I couldn't stop laughing
    for a while. They had these "Hypermercados". Probably the next step up
    from "supermarket". Thing is, many of them were hardly bigger than a
    mid-size house.

    Regards, Joerg
     
  10. Andy Turner

    Andy Turner Guest

    Ah, but the new kids have irony. So things that are really good are
    called "bad", "super bad", or even "sick".

    andyt
     
  11. - encabulator professional

    - encabulator XP

    - encabulator Extreme Edition

    - encabulator premium edition
     
  12. R Adsett

    R Adsett Guest

    Generation II?

    Robert
     
  13. Bob Stephens

    Bob Stephens Guest

    Lead Free.

    Bob
     
  14. That's so gay.


    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  15. Luhan Monat

    Luhan Monat Guest

    Diet Encabulator
    Low-Carb Encabulator
    Sodium Free Encabulator
     
  16. Luhan Monat

    Luhan Monat Guest

    Please note: Google reports 1070 hits for 'encabulator'.

    It reports 5250 hits for 'interociter'.

    But only 778 hits for 'schweppervescence'
     
  17. On Tue, 31 May 2005 14:22:44 +0000 (UTC), in sci.electronics.design
    Software Free Zone


    martin
     
  18. Zak

    Zak Guest

    Bronze, silver, gold, titanium...

    mega- giga- ...

    encabulator 64, 128, 256, 512


    Thomas
     
  19. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    a name for the product...already used:
    Uber.
    :
    :
    I like how a thread on Google Groups that contains **adjective**
    brings up an ad frame for **How to talk gooder** sites.
     
  20. OBones

    OBones Guest

    We also have them in France:

    Supermarché
    Hypermarché

    And there is a difference in size, I can tell you.
     
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