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March 19, 2013, 12:10:58 PM
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Ł = a Polish letter which sounds just like a "W".
Hearing about "white coin" = ++ungood.

Just sayin'.

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March 19, 2013, 12:37:23 PM
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Is this racist??

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March 19, 2013, 01:36:04 PM
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Is this racist??

I don't know. Is it?



Obviously I'm not implying that anybody or any 'coin' is racist, just pointing the possibility for awkwardness if it gets popular and then the mainstream media has a field day, potentially attacking them from a completely ridiculous angle.

E.g.: I heard that in France the Toyota MR2 had to be renamed so that it didn't sound like one of their local swear words Cheesy
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March 19, 2013, 01:58:34 PM
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I hear there going to rename the "white house"  "non specific colour unrelated to any ethnicity house"
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March 19, 2013, 02:25:37 PM
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I hear there going to rename the "white house"  "non specific colour unrelated to any ethnicity house"

 Cheesy Don't shoot the messenger! I was just mentioning it because I think Litecoin gives Bitcoin some much-needed competition, and I don't want it to see it get shot down for something so silly. Who knows, maybe "Bitcoin" sounds like "vagina" in Vietnamese? But we'll never know unless someone points it out.
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March 19, 2013, 03:13:24 PM
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Well, BTC is pretty close to bitch anyways.
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March 19, 2013, 03:42:30 PM
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 Cheesy Don't shoot the messenger! I was just mentioning it because I think Litecoin gives Bitcoin some much-needed competition, and I don't want it to see it get shot down for something so silly. Who knows, maybe "Bitcoin" sounds like "vagina" in Vietnamese? But we'll never know unless someone points it out.


Agreed. It's something we should at least make sure about.
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March 19, 2013, 03:56:13 PM
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I hear there going to rename the "white house"  "non specific colour unrelated to any ethnicity house"

Are you talking about the Lite House?

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March 19, 2013, 04:59:50 PM
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Any deleterious effects of the Polish thinking this is "whitecoin" will easily be offset by the Japanese being assured that this is the "ritecoin".

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March 19, 2013, 05:10:58 PM
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E.g.: I heard that in France the Toyota MR2 had to be renamed so that it didn't sound like one of their local swear words Cheesy

Yeah, they shortened it to MR, because pronouncing MR2 sounds a bit like merde which means shit/crap.

I don't like the ł in the name though, doesn't 'look' nice to me at all.
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March 19, 2013, 05:39:07 PM
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Łukasz is a kommon Polish name Smiley

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March 19, 2013, 05:44:31 PM
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There will always be names which sound bad in some circumstances.

And there is no way you are ever going to have a perfect name, so why worry?

If big companies can invest billions in cars and still get the name wrong - how much damage can it do?


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March 19, 2013, 08:03:31 PM
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http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/obrzut_lukasz00.html

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March 20, 2013, 12:02:19 AM
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Ł = a Polish letter which sounds just like a "W".
Hearing about "white coin" = ++ungood.

Just sayin'.

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In fact, "coin" sounds very similar to "cony" that in my language means pussy  Shocked Grin

http://translate.google.es/?hl=es#ca/en/Cony

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March 20, 2013, 12:06:17 AM
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I didn't know Ł was pronounced as a w.  I don't think any other English speakers will either (unless you just happen to know this language Tongue)  On top of that, Litecoin doesn't use the Ł in its name, only in its currency symbol, just like we say Bitcoin but never mean BTCitcoin.

Wouldn't mind a Łitecoin made just for us Łities tho Grin  Just kidding.

I'm not Łite.

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March 20, 2013, 12:10:38 AM
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Ł = a Polish letter which sounds just like a "W".
Hearing about "white coin" = ++ungood.

Just sayin'.

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In fact, "coin" sounds very similar to "cony" that in my language means pussy  Shocked Grin

http://translate.google.es/?hl=es#ca/en/Cony

Botswana currency name (and their country motto) means d..k in my language. And who the hell cares..

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March 20, 2013, 12:16:59 AM
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And who the hell cares..

To the OP

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March 20, 2013, 02:15:08 AM
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Ł FTW!
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March 20, 2013, 03:48:58 AM
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Any deleterious effects of the Polish thinking this is "whitecoin" will easily be offset by the Japanese being assured that this is the "ritecoin".

Racist but funny! Smiley

Seriously, are we really discussing that Łitecoin is pronounced "whitecoin" in Polish? And we should change the name because of that? I'm guessing both the Wii and the iPad were utter failures because of their names. And nothing came of a company with a stupid name like "micro" "soft".

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March 20, 2013, 05:06:01 AM
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Is this racist??

I don't know. Is it?




/mereads "whitecoin... Welcome... GUEST!??!!??!"  WHO YOU CALLING A GUEST?!?!?!?

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