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iPhone: Why?

11-19-2008, 12:49 PM
#1
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Why?

Why are some apps called such weird names? Like for example, QUANDRUM:Colors. What's Quandrum? But anyway the main (don't make fun of) question. I wanna get bike or die for my brother. But what's up with the "die" part? Is there any violence or killing? Or is it bike or die falling down? Thanks!
11-19-2008, 12:58 PM
#2
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The Latin word Quadrum means square in English and it's close to "quadrado" in some languages such as Portuguese.

I think you have a nice explanation regarding Bike or Die meaning.

At this point I think I'd find awkward not to see unusual names for applications and games, it's kind of part of internet "thing".

11-19-2008, 01:03 PM
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Unfortunately SEGA doesn't have to have any sales/discounts on SMB. It's still in the top 100!!! How, I don't know, but the fact that it still is in the top 100 means you will not be seeing a sale on this one for a long while....
11-19-2008, 01:07 PM
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now can someone answer my bike or die question please?
11-19-2008, 01:15 PM
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I'm guessing it is a take-off of the old Skate or Die title. Nobody dies, its just an expression! Like if you're not skating you might as well be dead.

What's an Arknoid?
11-19-2008, 01:59 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by dannys95 View Post
Why are some apps called such weird names? Like for example, QUANDRUM:Colors. What's Quandrum?
Years ago Google was one of the weirdest names out there.

Now it's a verb.
11-19-2008, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by nickels View Post
What's an Arknoid?
It's like a trism, only larger.
11-19-2008, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SwingOnThis View Post
Years ago Google was one of the weirdest names out there.

Now it's a verb.
Actually... A Googol already was a number... 1 followed by a hundred zeros... that's where they got the name...

Frighftully good
11-19-2008, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jborislow View Post
Actually... A Googol already was a number... 1 followed by a hundred zeros... that's where they got the name...
Quiet, you.
11-19-2008, 04:09 PM
#10
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OK so can someone please answer what the "die" part is in Bike or Die?