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Ruby-Talk Names That, When Pronounced Aloud, Make Me Happy I'm Alive #

by why in cult
  • Enrico Schwass
  • Felix McCoey
  • Elf M. Sternberg
  • Joost Diepenmaat
  • Yogesh Sharma
  • Caleb Tennis
said on 13 Oct 2005 at 00:59

Neukirchen probably as well, if it could be said aloud. But it can’t. :(

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 04:43

why: what’s the deal with “Neukirchen”?

/me recalls Austin expressing his gratitude to Mr. Newkircken for the DE localization of Ruwiki and the reminiscences of his long forgotten Italian past brought by the RubyGems & Ruwiki presentations ;-)

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 07:12

Haha! That makes me feel all special :)

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 07:15


said on 13 Oct 2005 at 07:18

You’d be surprised how hard my last name is for some people.

them: last name please me: tennis them: wha? me: tennis, like the game them: ? spell that please me: ugh

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 07:27

kode: that seems about right to me.

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 08:23

Caleb Tennis.

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 08:56

Baked Apple Pie

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 09:28

There you go! http://www.chneukirchen.org/tmp/neukirchen.ogg

The sound is not too unlike how you pronounce TeX, I think.

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 09:30

My own relatives have trouble spelling my last name. It’s A-y, right Why? ;)

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 09:57

chris2: Yeah like we’re going to believe that.

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 13:15

I always want to read Caleb Tennis as Caleb Dennis. Isn’t there someone in the Ruby community with the last name Dennis? Maybe that is why I do this…or I just don’t like Tennis as a last name.

Next thing you know we’ll be seeing Ralf Football, Gene Hockey and Garth Bowling on ruby-talk.

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 13:21


I will soon be writing a “Friday” book for the PragProgs called “GTK is Better Than Qt, in Ruby”. I’m sure you will find it better than the offering from this so-called Tennis person. Have you ever compared a tennis ball to a bowling ball? Exactly.

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 14:03

Hey Mr. Bowling,

Take your big balls and go bother someone else!

- Mr. Golf, Proud to have small, dimply balls

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 14:47

Oh, great. Just what I need. The name Garth Bowling. It makes me want to shoot myself.

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 15:41

Elf? I know someone named Ork (which is the dutch translation for the more commonly known Orc).

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 16:17

Guys my last name has landed me dead last in the phone book every where I have even lived ;-)

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 19:09

Funny that there should be 2 of us at the same conference; it’s not that common of a name.

said on 13 Oct 2005 at 22:17

“Tennis” is a strange name, but people have problems with mine, too. “Love”. Who the heck can’t spell “love”? But I get asked all the time how to spell it.

said on 14 Oct 2005 at 01:26

I have the bad luck to have a French last name which is also a correct English word (Grandsire). Not a very common English word, but known by many people nonetheless. I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve heard my last name pronounced “grandseye-er” :( .

And then there’s the strange mistake I’ve seen many people do in the country I’ve been living in for four years (the Netherlands), which is to write and pronounce my name as “grandshire”. Come on! I may be a LOTR fan but this is ridiculous!

said on 19 Oct 2005 at 10:35

Hah. I can’t say ‘Aredridel’ either. Guess it’ll just be ‘Ari’ or ‘Aria’ in person.

said on 30 Nov 2005 at 16:51

‘McCoey’ should be said like ‘McCoy’ only with an Irish accent! Seeing my name up here also makes me feel happy!

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