Apple acquires iPad trademark from Fujitsu

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  • Reply 41 of 42
    masternavmasternav Posts: 442member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by phasornc View Post


    Did Apple consult any women when naming the device? Doubt anyone but SJ was 'consulted' on the naming. Find three women that thing iPad is good name. I've yet to find one.. . seriously.



    First off - only in America (and possibly Canada) are feminine hygiene products marketed as "pads", and you know what, give it up. There have been countless -pad products out there that have nothing to do with the aforementioned hygiene products, and there was no furor over those names. So really, give it up. It's a dead, silly, (some say, preadolesecent) meme.
  • Reply 42 of 42
    pad

    1   /pæd/ Show Spelled [pad] Show IPA noun, verb,pad·ded, pad·ding.

    ?noun

    1.

    a cushionlike mass of soft material used for comfort, protection, or stuffing.

    2.

    a soft, stuffed cushion used as a saddle; a padded leather saddle without a tree.

    3.

    a number of sheets of paper glued or otherwise held together at one edge to form a tablet.

    4.

    a soft, ink-soaked block of absorbent material for inking a rubber stamp.

    5.

    Anatomy, Zoology. any fleshy mass of tissue that cushions a weight-bearing part of the body, as on the underside of a paw.

    6.

    the foot, as of a fox, hare, or wolf.

    7.

    a piece or fold of gauze or other absorbent material for use as a surgical dressing or a protective covering.

    8.

    Zoology. a pulvillus, as on the tarsus or foot of an insect.

    9.

    a lily pad.

    10.

    Rocketry. launch pad.

    11.

    Slang.

    a.

    one's living quarters, as an apartment or room.

    b.

    one's bed.

    c.

    a room where people gather to take narcotics; an addicts' den.

    12.

    Slang.

    a.

    money paid as a bribe to and shared among police officers, as for ignoring law violations.

    b.

    a list of police officers receiving such money.

    13.

    Electricity. a nonadjustable attenuator consisting of a network of fixed resistors.

    14.

    Shipbuilding.

    a.

    a metal plate riveted or welded to a surface as a base or attachment for bolts, hooks, eyes, etc.

    b.

    a piece of wood laid on the back of a deck beam to give the deck surface a desired amount of camber.

    15.

    Carpentry.

    a.

    a handle for holding various small, interchangeable saw blades.

    b.

    Also, pod. a socket in a brace for a bit.

    16.

    Metallurgy. a raised surface on a casting.

    17.

    a small deposit of weld metal, as for building up a worn surface.

    ?verb (used with object)

    18.

    to furnish, protect, fill out, or stuff with a pad or padding.

    19.

    to expand or add to unnecessarily or dishonestly: to pad a speech; to pad an expense account.

    20.

    Metallurgy. to add metal to (a casting) above its required dimensions, to insure the flow of enough metal to all parts.

    ?verb (used without object)

    21.

    to insure the proper forging of a piece.

    ?Idiom

    22.

    on the pad, Slang. (of a police officer) receiving a bribe, esp. on a regular basis.
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