Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

  • Keynote
    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
  • Keynote
    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
  • Conference Themes
    nike cortez white and red
    10 of the most popular mispronounced brands The Nike tick and slogan Do It may be among the most recognisable advertising in the world, but it appears some of us are still unclear about how to pronounce the name of the sporting brand. This week, however, the matter was settled once and for all after two students one of whom thought it was pronounced Nike, and the other Ni key wrote to chairman Philip Knight for clarification. Ben Martin and Kendal Peters, the nike ecommerce students in question, say they have now solved one of life unanswered questions But what other brand names do we still have problems saying? The Italian jewellery company is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable. Bonus fact: it means in Russian. 3. Givenchy It Jhee von shee, not Gi ven chee. If you feel too pretentious giving it the full French pronunciation, don say it at all. 4. Guerlain Ditto the French nike j guard review perfume house Guerlain, which is pronounced Ger lah rather than Grrr lain 5. Ocado Over to the experts at the food delivery nike lunarglide 8 service: 6. Adidas The debate between AH didas and A DEE das continues to rage online, but the CEO of the German sports brand opts for the former, as shown in the video below: