Monday, August 10, 2009

True Confessions of Irrational Language Peeves

I try not to be peevish about language. But try as I might, I can't stop hating "hi-tech."

I prefer "high-tech."

Because "hi" is a separate word, it seems you lose too much by ditching the G and H.

Aaah. I feel better now.

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Joel said...

"Hi-tech" looks too much like a trendy gadget with a super-friendly, extroverted interface--yaknow, technology that's so gregarious and outspoken it speaks up to greet you.

Really though, it's still not quite trendy and friendly enough to be Apple. And iTech is geekier still.

June Casagrande said...

You may be on to something.

We'll call it "Hello, Techi," make it look like the ORIGINAL Google ( and we'll make a million!


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