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04-23-2010, 02:20 PM   #31
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Really, this is what you worry about? Someone needs to be out shooting pics.

04-23-2010, 03:18 PM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by TriCon Quote
Really, this is what you worry about? Someone needs to be out shooting pics.
As trivial as this may seem, a name can make or break a product-- big time.

Case in point, the Chevy Nova, which experienced fantastic initial success in the U.S. But when introduced to Mexico and the rest of Latin America, it was a total bomb, although the product was still great. Wanna know why?

"Nova" for Spanish speakers is read and seen as "No va," which means, "It doesn't go."

History is strewn with examples with stupid little mistakes that make a huge difference in a product's success, and the perceived name of a product is the MOST important element to it's success or failure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
As trivial as this may seem, a name can make or break a product-- big time.

Case in point, the Chevy Nova, which experienced fantastic initial success in the U.S. But when introduced to Mexico and the rest of Latin America, it was a total bomb, although the product was still great. Wanna know why?

"Nova" for Spanish speakers is read and seen as "No va," which means, "It doesn't go."

History is strewn with examples with stupid little mistakes that make a huge difference in a product's success, and the perceived name of a product is the MOST important element to it's success or failure.
*ist. enough said.
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Damn! Can't fix my typos ("it's," for example) on the iTouch mobile app!

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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
*ist. enough said.
I have no CLUE how you're supposed to pronounce that.
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I have no CLUE how you're supposed to pronounce that.
Pentax has no clue how to pronounce that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Jay Quote
Is there any standardization for how K-X is pronounced?
i.e. "starist" was a surprise.

Kay Ecks?
Kicks?
you guys are doing all wrong, the dash in between k and x tells that all the letters from k to x have to be pronounced.
So actually it is pronounced -

kay el em en o pee queue are ass tee you we double_you eeks.

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04-23-2010, 06:37 PM   #38
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Somebody actually once made a word out of the letter sequence.
"K L M N O P"

KELEMENOPY/kɛlɛmɛnˈəʊpɪ/
A sequential straight line through the middle of everything, leading nowhere.

Leading nowhere.

So whoever pointed out we should/could be out taking taking photos, they are very right.

(Did the Pentax marketeers put out a promo video for the K-X, or did I imagine that? That should have settled this right off...)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
As trivial as this may seem, a name can make or break a product-- big time.

Case in point, the Chevy Nova, which experienced fantastic initial success in the U.S. But when introduced to Mexico and the rest of Latin America, it was a total bomb, although the product was still great. Wanna know why?

"Nova" for Spanish speakers is read and seen as "No va," which means, "It doesn't go."

History is strewn with examples with stupid little mistakes that make a huge difference in a product's success, and the perceived name of a product is the MOST important element to it's success or failure.
The Datsun 240Z was almost introduced in the US under it's Japanese name...the Datsun Fairlady.

How well would that have sold?
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The K to X really sounds cool to me, I actually like that a ton more than any other pronunciation that I've heard and I had never thought of that myself before, thanks for suggesting that! I suppose the K-7 could be the K to 7 but that just sounds elementary (hehe) instead. I really love that K to X pronunciation though so much more!
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QuoteOriginally posted by unixrevolution Quote
The Datsun 240Z was almost introduced in the US under it's Japanese name...the Datsun Fairlady.

How well would that have sold?
It might have sold great in Greenwich Village.
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Just like Dorothy's Ruby Slippers -
it was right here all along...

K-x Black - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

Click on "Watch Demo"

Kay Ecks
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
As trivial as this may seem, a name can make or break a product-- big time.

Case in point, the Chevy Nova, which experienced fantastic initial success in the U.S. But when introduced to Mexico and the rest of Latin America, it was a total bomb, although the product was still great. Wanna know why?

"Nova" for Spanish speakers is read and seen as "No va," which means, "It doesn't go.
This story is an urban legend that has been circulating for some years. Just google urban legend Nova as a "case in point". And a discussion over the pronuciation of K-X? Wow... So can anyone tell me how to pronounce K-7? Lol
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QuoteOriginally posted by privateryan Quote
This story is an urban legend that has been circulating for some years. Just google urban legend Nova as a "case in point". And a discussion over the pronuciation of K-X? Wow... So can anyone tell me how to pronounce K-7? Lol
'No va' does mean 'doesn't go', but Snopes agrees that it wasn't actually interpreted that way in Latin America.
snopes.com: Nova Don't Go

There is another story like this: Pepsi's slogan, 'Come alive with Pepsi!' was (maybe) interpreted in China as 'Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the dead'.
snopes.com: Pepsi Brings Back Ancestors
I guess that could either help or hinder sales, depending on how one felt about the deceased...
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lets call it Kilo X-ray
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