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Is My Bose Wave Radio Evil?  
User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

According to this article, "bose" means "evil":

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/jul/05071301.html

Which is the name of an American electronics company (their most popular product is their "Bose Wave Radio"):

http://www.bose.com/


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

Not exactly... "evil" in german is spelled böse - notice the umlaut.

By the way: The last prime minister of the german region state of Baden-Württemberg had actually the name Erwin Teufel - "Teufel" literally meaning devil. Even in that predominantly catholic state nobody ever even raised an eyebrow... Big grin


User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 1):
Not exactly... "evil" in german is spelled b�se - notice the umlaut.

Thanks for chiming in. I dont know what the umlaut is supposed to sound like.
In English, "Bose" rhymes with "nose".



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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Geez.. someone under the age of 70 who was actually dumb enough to get assraped by Paul Harvey.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Quoting ACAfan (Reply 2):
Thanks for chiming in. I dont know what the umlaut is supposed to sound like. In English, "Bose" rhymes with "nose".

Yeah, but the "ö" in böse would sound more similar to the english pronunciation of the "u" in further.

"ä" would be pronounced similarly to the "a" in the english at.
"ü" has no close relative in english pronunciation I´d know of...

German umlauts are actually contractions of "a", "o", "u" with a following "e": "ä" = "ae", "ö" = "oe", "ü" = "ue". If umlauts are not available, the combinations are actually used as "official" substitutes and umlauts are often sorted like the substitutes as well to facilitate phonetic searching.

Especially in names both Müller and Mueller would be pronounced identically and both variants exist.

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 3):
Geez.. someone under the age of 70 who was actually dumb enough to get assraped by Paul Harvey.

Wow... somebody clearly didn´t take his medication today! Big grin


User currently offlineACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 4):
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 55

Thanks!

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 3):
Geez.. someone under the age of 70 who was actually dumb enough to get assraped by Paul Harvey.

I did not buy it. I inherited it.



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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Quoting ACAfan (Thread starter):
Which is the name of an American electronics company (their most popular product is their "Bose Wave Radio"):

Not exactly American either.

Dr Bose is one of the leading experts in acoustics in the entire world, and is Indian. Bose is a common surname in India.

He works in the USA and has based his company there. Somehow I doubt he is an Indian Dr Evil  Wink


User currently offlineDrewfly From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1385 times:

Dr. Bose has been a U.S. citizen since the 1960s, their headquaters are in Framingham Massachusetts. I assure you, it is quite an American company.


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13793 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1380 times:

BTW, did you read the text on the site the original post mentioned? The pope is against Harry Potter books, because they destroy the border line between "good and evil". He likes it black and white, the pope and doesn't accept that there might be a gray area. For him it is moral relativism.
Seems that he needs a bit of common sense!

Jan


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