Monday, February 16, 2009

Pop quiz.

I have a question for you. What is the brand name of this product? Too small, hard to read? Here is a hint:

It is "Linksys". It has two syllables, "link", and "sys". It would be pronounced [link-sis]. Where am I going with this you ask? Well if you pronounce it linsky or lingskees, you may very well be a FUCKING IDIOT! I shit you not, less than 30% of the people I encounter who have the need to utter this proper noun in conversation with me can pronounce it correctly. If there is some specific sort of mass dyslexia that I am unaware of that causes this condition, then I apologize profusely to those afflicted. But holy fucking shit, it is not an intimidating word by any stretch of the imagination. Today, for the first time, I actually saw someone write it "L-I-N-S-K-Y." I must naturally assume that this person then went to Kurger Bing and ordered a chacon-double beeseburger.