02-15-13 03:29 PM
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  1. Old Ag's Avatar
    In recognition of the fact that us yanks have been repeatedly e-viscerated for our mispronunciation of the Blackberry "Zed10", I believe it is only fitting that we have our own pronunciation for the name of the next Blackberry product, the Q10.

    I humbly suggest that in the US we adopt "Qued10" as the official pronunciation for the upcoming Blackberry 10 keyboard phone.

    Discuss...

    -Old Ag
    sleekskyline120 likes this.
    02-08-13 07:21 AM
  2. Jimberry Storm's Avatar
    good one, If someone would explain the "Zed" instead of just stating "that's what everyone else says" it might make a little sense.
    02-08-13 07:38 AM
  3. Old Ag's Avatar
    good one, If someone would explain the "Zed" instead of just stating "that's what everyone else says" it might make a little sense.
    Apparently it has something to do with the way some queen pronounces it, although I'm no expert here...
    02-08-13 07:45 AM
  4. r0v3rT3N's Avatar
    Apparently it has something to do with the way some queen pronounces it, although I'm no expert here...
    It is the way everyone in the world, except the US pronounces it.
    drmike and X10A-Freedom like this.
    02-08-13 07:49 AM
  5. Cale M's Avatar
    good one, If someone would explain the "Zed" instead of just stating "that's what everyone else says" it might make a little sense.
    "In most dialects of English, the letter's name is 'zed' /ˈzɛd/, reflecting its derivation from the Greek zeta, but in American English, its name is 'zee' /ˈziː/, deriving from a late 17th century English dialectal form."*



    * One early use of "zee": Lye, Thomas (1969) [2nd ed., London, 1677]. A new spelling book, 1677. Menston, (Yorks.) Scolar P.. p. 24. LCCN 70407159. "Zee Za-cha-ry, Zion, zeal"
    dragonx6 likes this.
    02-08-13 08:42 AM
  6. anon(5624621)'s Avatar
    I didn't think americans said "queued" either
    fastpitch_dad likes this.
    02-08-13 09:14 AM
  7. njblackberry's Avatar
    Sure we do - "did you notice how no one queued up for the Zee10 launch"
    02-08-13 09:28 AM
  8. BBThemes's Avatar
    I humbly suggest that in the US we adopt "Qued10" as the official pronunciation for the upcoming Blackberry 10 keyboard phone.
    errrr why? did you pronounce Q as Qee before?
    bER1Nry likes this.
    02-08-13 09:36 AM
  9. njblackberry's Avatar
    Since the Chinese word Qi is pronounced Chee, maybe is should be pronounced Chee10.
    That would be Ched10 in places outside of the US.

    Qi is also the name of a wireless charging standard. Not on the Zee10 or the Chee10.
    02-08-13 09:39 AM
  10. BBThemes's Avatar
    Since the Chinese word Qi is pronounced Chee, maybe is should be pronounced Chee10.
    That would be Ched10 in places outside of the US.

    Qi is also the name of a wireless charging standard. Not on the Zee10 or the Chee10.
    you do realise how silly it looks stating that everything that ends ee in the US ends ed in the rest of the world? right?
    02-08-13 09:41 AM
  11. njblackberry's Avatar
    You also spell words with extra "U"s in them. That doesn't bother me either.
    Silly, no.
    But if it makes you feel better, than the whole world should call it the Zed10.
    02-08-13 09:45 AM
  12. BBThemes's Avatar
    You also spell words with extra "U"s in them. That doesn't bother me either.
    you`ll probably find its more a case of you spell words without the U`s in them. being how english was about before US english.
    02-08-13 09:53 AM
  13. anon(5624621)'s Avatar
    As long as no one confuses it with the very popular anti-wrinkle cream.
    Q10 - NIVEA
    fastpitch_dad likes this.
    02-08-13 10:06 AM
  14. njblackberry's Avatar
    It's a face cream; it's a smart phone!
    It's like Shimmer!
    02-08-13 10:11 AM
  15. Cloudmaster's Avatar
    Qi is also the name of a wireless charging standard
    Also the name of a popular quiz show in the UK
    02-09-13 04:24 AM
  16. jdhooghe's Avatar
    I think we should pronounce "q" the way the french do: "koo" and then dog on everybody for not pronouncing it the way the french do.
    02-09-13 03:30 PM
  17. geoffsdad's Avatar
    Can we get some hooked on phonics for that pronunciation? is it Ked, Kwed? Cue-ed?
    02-09-13 04:40 PM
  18. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Can we get some hooked on phonics for that pronunciation? is it Ked, Kwed? Cue-ed?
    Hey, it worked for me.

    02-09-13 09:38 PM
  19. rav813's Avatar
    It is the way everyone in the world, except the US pronounces it.
    "In most dialects of English, the letter's name is 'zed' /ˈzɛd/, reflecting its derivation from the Greek zeta, but in American English, its name is 'zee' /ˈziː/, deriving from a late 17th century English dialectal form."
    I thought it was just the Metric way of pronouncing it.

    I wonder if the Brits will spell it "Queue10"
    02-09-13 10:44 PM
  20. Michelle Haag's Avatar
    Chee10 looks like Cheeto to me, and now I'm hungry. Thanks guys.
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    sleekskyline120 likes this.
    02-09-13 10:53 PM
  21. FantomLightning's Avatar
    you`ll probably find its more a case of you spell words without the U`s in them. being how english was about before US english.
    You're not using a apostrophe... That symbol you're using is a "Grave accent". It resides on the same key as the "Tilde ~". The Apostrophe however resides on the quotation mark key. Please understand simple symbols before you start arguing a point of which version of English is "correct".
    02-09-13 11:09 PM
  22. KasukeSadiki's Avatar
    In recognition of the fact that us yanks have been repeatedly e-viscerated for our mispronunciation of the Blackberry "Zed10", I believe it is only fitting that we have our own pronunciation for the name of the next Blackberry product, the Q10.

    I humbly suggest that in the US we adopt "Qued10" as the official pronunciation for the upcoming Blackberry 10 keyboard phone.

    Discuss...

    -Old Ag
    Read thread title, loled hard. Good job.

    Also I vote for QED 10. Then we can whip out our Q10s and be like "Q.E.D *****."

    Although I'm not in the US
    jdhooghe likes this.
    02-09-13 11:47 PM
  23. Chris Marsch's Avatar
    As long as no one confuses it with the very popular anti-wrinkle cream.
    Q10 - NIVEA
    Q10 is all about health ... ;-)
    02-10-13 02:53 AM
  24. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I think what is silly is that on the US blackberry site, the videos all have this guy with US pronunciation throughout except for saying zed.
    02-10-13 03:20 PM
  25. bhrgvr's Avatar
    Well... That's the way the rest of the world learnt... Z as in Zed and not Zee... Just how one would pronounce tomatoes, potatoes differently in US...



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    02-14-13 07:46 PM
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