How do you say "Ti Book?"

in General Discussion edited January 2014
OK, sounds silly, but yesterday Jobs was interviewed by some guy on CNN Headline News who referred to it as the "Tie Book" as in "Tie Fighter" Book. I always thought it was T-I, as in saying each letter individually, T-i-Book.

Just curious... <img src="confused.gif" border="0">


  • Reply 1 of 15
    matveimatvei Posts: 193member
    I've always said tie book also...
  • Reply 2 of 15
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
  • Reply 2 of 15
    maskermasker Posts: 451member
    You are a mispronouncing weirdo freak then.

  • Reply 4 of 15
    Well, of course it is "tie" book -- it comes from the first syllable of titanium.

    Or do you pronounce that "T-I-T-A-N-I-U-M"?
  • Reply 4 of 15
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    I had a buddy ask me once if I liked Mick-ah-low-bee beer. I kid you not.

    First time I had ever heard Michelob pronounced that way.

    It's a common thing with the internet really, you read all these words month after month but never hear them spoken aloud. There are probably a bunch of these out there...
  • Reply 6 of 15
    My reasoning was that when you look at "Ti" on the periodic chart you pronounce it "T-i," no? Just like gold would be pronounced "a-u" and not "aw" or Aluminum would be pronounced "A-l," not "Al" as in "Al Gore." I don't know, I haven't been in a chem class since the 10th grade so I could be wrong in my line of thinking.
  • Reply 7 of 15
    [quote]Originally posted by Brad:

    <strong>Or do you pronounce that "T-I-T-A-N-I-U-M"? </strong><hr></blockquote>

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 8 of 15
    I'm sorry, but if anyone ever said 'Tie-Book' to me in public, i'd kick them in the face for being such a monstrous geek.

    Lapzilla... that's okay.
  • Reply 9 of 15
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    ha ha, you walk up to someone and tell them you have a lapzilla and you're more likely to get smacked than if you said you had a TiBook, although for entirely different reasons.
  • Reply 10 of 15
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    i pronounce it tie-book. but it is interesting how things are pronounced. i used to spell out SCSI, and as i heard people call it 'skuzzy', i picked that up. i used to spell out 'ansi' (as in ANSI-C), but now i say "ansy". and, for the longest time, i called os10, 'oh-ehs-ecks'. and now 'ten' (like the number).
  • Reply 11 of 15
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
  • Reply 12 of 15
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    "tea eye" is how I read it. I just say powerbook when I talk about. T-I is the way you say the periodic table symbol and that's why I say it that way.
  • Reply 13 of 15
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    I pronounce it "tie wire"
  • Reply 14 of 15
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    Well, is the new one AlBook? Or just G4iBook and GigantoBook? :confused: <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 15 of 15
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    Definately TIE.....
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