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What do you call a wall-banged kindle book?

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Post by burlgirl » Mon June 27th, 2011, 8:51 pm

[quote=""MLE""]DUFfer-- as in, Deleted UnFinished[/quote]


I like this one from MLE. Since I have a Nook, any acroynm that has "kindle" in it leave me out. But this one takes all ereaders into consideration.

Do you think the word kindle will eventually come to mean all ereaders, like kleenex means any tissue? In my work environement, there are many people who read, and the ereaders are about split between Kindle and Nook, but we all sort of refer to them collectively as kindles.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon June 27th, 2011, 9:36 pm

De-cybered. Or cyber-bashed, cyber-banished. Or even cyber-banged!
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Post by Madeleine » Tue June 28th, 2011, 9:01 am

Why's it called Kindle? I think it's a rather silly name as I only associate kindle with fire ie kindling a fire - maybe a fire of all the left-over paper books?!
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Post by emr » Tue June 28th, 2011, 9:55 am

Hmmmmmm
KooK'd? (Kicked out of my kindle?) :D
SooK'd? (Squeezed out of my Kindle)
K, k I'll stop now :D
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Post by parthianbow » Tue June 28th, 2011, 10:38 am

[quote=""emr""]FooK'd? (Fumigated out of my Kindle? ;D[/quote]

Brilliant!! :)
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Post by EC2 » Tue June 28th, 2011, 11:24 am

A bungee - because it's got that explosive boing about the meaning and you can tie it into the word 'bung'. You are the bunger and the bad book is the 'bungee.' :D
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Post by LoobyG » Tue June 28th, 2011, 3:04 pm

[quote=""MLE""]DUFfer-- as in, Deleted UnFinished

Or DDT -- Dreadful Digital Trash[/quote]

DUFfer's my favourite so far! Especially because saying something's duff generally means it's not good :D How about wipe out? Or zap?

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Post by SGM » Tue June 28th, 2011, 4:05 pm

[quote=""burlgirl""]I like this one from MLE. Since I have a Nook, any acroynm that has "kindle" in it leave me out. But this one takes all ereaders into consideration.

Do you think the word kindle will eventually come to mean all ereaders, like kleenex means any tissue? In my work environement, there are many people who read, and the ereaders are about split between Kindle and Nook, but we all sort of refer to them collectively as kindles.[/quote]

I read an article recently that said that although Kindle has some ridiculous market share (like 98%?? I can't be exact), that it will quite quickly drop to about 33% or 35%. That, of course, would probably still leave the market dominated by three big hitters which really can't be good. I can't remember what data this projection was based on but I can see the point.
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Post by emr » Tue June 28th, 2011, 5:39 pm

[quote=""parthianbow""]Brilliant!! :) [/quote]

*bows :o :D
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue June 28th, 2011, 6:35 pm

Return to sender?

Actually, the expression wall bang still works for me since it's all just metaphorical anyway. I don't need to be quite that literal with my expressions. :D

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