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Question: Nintendo's handheld line is named:
"Game Boy" - 6 (50%)
"GameBoy" because I am dumb AND stupid. - 6 (50%)
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JonLeung
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« on: April 26, 2006, 11:26:51 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 11:32:39 AM »

I know it's Game Boy, but most just say Gameboy, because the space and the extra capital isn't worth the effort.

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 11:41:24 AM »

That extreme laziness wouldn't explain splitting up "GameCube" to "Game Cube", "PlayStation" to "Play Station" (even if the original proposed Super NES CD-ROM upgrade WAS two words) or adding a hyphen to screw up "Xbox" into "X-box".
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006, 12:43:48 PM »

I always thought it would have been one word, Gameboy, until you told me that it's different. Since then I always try to write Game Boy instead. But it's written wrong in all of my past texts that contained the name of the Dot Matrix Game in any context.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006, 12:59:15 PM »

Sooo... murderous rampage intent with foaming mouth aside, how are you this fine day?



But seriously, does anyone feel like listing all the system names as they should be written, including the spaces, capital letters and hyphens? Because despite the inaccuracy of the spelling, Gameboy looks better than Game Boy, which is the only reason why I've always written it like that.



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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2006, 01:05:08 PM »

GAMEboy?



Moer liek GAYboy lolmirite?



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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2006, 01:33:40 PM »

I see Jon and I have a common pet peeve. Inty, yeah....
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2006, 02:06:24 PM »

It doesn't seem like a compound word to me, so if it actually was one word, I word prefer it to have "Boy" capitalized.  Like how the second half of GameCube and PlayStation are.  It should be XBox, but then I guess that de-emphasizes the UBER-EXTREME-TO-THE-MAX-AND-SO-NOT-OVERUSED "X".
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2006, 02:20:43 PM »

I have nothing insightful to add to this topic.



From now on, I will be bustin 98 (that 9 is capitalized. . .).



Just kidding around. I don't mean to belittle anyone's peeves.

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2006, 04:33:50 PM »

Ah, but then comes to topic of acronyms. GC, XB, PS2, GBA. Some people just use those out of habit.



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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2006, 04:56:17 PM »

Those aren't acronyms.  Acronyms are when they actually spell a word.



Though I do have a stupid habit of referring to the GBA SP as a "Guh-basp", ie. pronouncing it as if "GBASP" were a word.
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