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01-09-2014 05:38 PM
a4h Saint
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Originally Posted by freshy View Post
It's ga-new. Apparently when Mike Olson was thinking of names he was going to call it Antelope, but he thought it was too weird, so GNU it was.
I'm a zoo keeper so I've always said n'oo. If this was his line of thought it should definitely be pronounced n'oo like the animal.

Of course unless he wanted to change I up to be weird, like the graphics of their boards.
01-09-2014 05:30 PM
freshy
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Originally Posted by SinkHole View Post
Here you go. Might be dating myself with this but...

Gary Gnu - YouTube
LOL thats what it has always reminded me of as well.
01-09-2014 03:39 PM
SinkHole Here you go. Might be dating myself with this but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAwVIZDAUF0
01-09-2014 03:03 PM
shauna03 oh haha, thank you!!
01-09-2014 02:59 PM
freshy It's ga-new. Apparently when Mike Olson was thinking of names he was going to call it Antelope, but he thought it was too weird, so GNU it was.
01-09-2014 02:59 PM
chomps1211 It's Ga-new! Hard, not silent "G!"


I used to pronounce it "noo" too! Just like the african agnimal!
01-09-2014 02:53 PM
Big Foot I always just said the letters "Gee En You". But what the fuck do I know?
01-09-2014 02:24 PM
shauna03
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Originally Posted by sabatoa View Post
I hear people pronounce it guh-new and it always stands out to me because I feel like it should be a silent G.

I just watched a couple review videos on the board, they all pronounced it guh-new... Yeah it's really weird but maybe they're right? Gnu B Nice 2010 Womens Snowboad - YouTube
01-09-2014 02:21 PM
sabatoa I hear people pronounce it guh-new and it always stands out to me because I feel like it should be a silent G.

01-09-2014 02:18 PM
salvarez Or [noo] as the animal or [gnoo] as the operating system?
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