The Possibility Of A Big Name Change

Lounge By -K8memphis Updated 22 Aug 2014 , 1:22am by shanter

-K8memphis Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 6:01pm
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the international cake exploration society has been monikered 'ices' since it was created i guess -- now it is the same sounding name of the really bad guys -- should ices change their name do you think?

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-K8memphis Posted 9 Aug 2014 , 6:19pm
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Ahmmm the title of the poll was supposed to be the first question -- anyhow everytime we hear the news from Iraq and they say that issis did whatever it just creeps me & my husband out -- so was wondering what you thought

Cher2309b Posted 10 Aug 2014 , 5:08am
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 

hmmm the title of the poll was supposed to be the first question -- anyhow everytime we hear the news from Iraq and they say that issis did whatever it just creeps me & my husband out -- so was wondering what you thought

Yep; I'd be changing it; it would creep me out too.

 

(This is from a person named Bogan - now quite a derogatory word here in Australia. Our extended family have been discussing changing our name for several years but we can't find a name that suits everyone.)

kakeladi Posted 11 Aug 2014 , 4:23am
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Really, after giving this much thought, they really sound different if pronounced right.

ISIS is exactly as it sounds Is - Is.

ICES is Ice pluralized.

 

Is and ice sound different.

DeliciousEmma Posted 11 Aug 2014 , 4:46am
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Originally Posted by Cher2309b 
 

Yep; I'd be changing it; it would creep me out too.

 

(This is from a person named Bogan - now quite a derogatory word here in Australia. Our extended family have been discussing changing our name for several years but we can't find a name that suits everyone.)

Haha are you a Bogan? I'm a Root, and you know what that means in Aussie slang! When I got married people asked me if I was sure I really wanted to change my name to that.

 

But seriously, ISIS is hopefully something that is fleeting and cake is forever.

In my mind they are pronounced slightly differently anyway.

-K8memphis Posted 11 Aug 2014 , 12:16pm
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ALynne, yes the spelling is different -- but they are pronounced exactly the same -- gives me a start every time I hear it on the news

ladyrose Posted 11 Aug 2014 , 4:29pm
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No, I don't think they are not pronounced the same. There is a slightly different sound if pronounced correctly. Also it's spelled differently.

-K8memphis Posted 11 Aug 2014 , 4:52pm
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Ahave you heard it on the news? it's an emphasized long 'i' sound followed by 'sez' for both of them -- I can't detect the slight difference in the correct way to pronounce -- it sounds just like ices to me & my husband

kakeladi Posted 12 Aug 2014 , 2:48am
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Well actually I have heard it on the news and at 1st at least it was pronounced IS-IS but I guess some announcers/reporters have gotten sloppy.

Cher2309b Posted 12 Aug 2014 , 3:11am
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I googled this in the hope of getting some clarity. Depending on which authority you check, it seems it is pronounced ee-sis or eye-sis. Great help that was. In any case, apparently they've changed their name to "The Islamic State" or "IS". So, hopefully, in time ISIS will disappear (in more ways than one) and ICES can, once again, claim its rightful place in the world.

DeliciousEmma Posted 13 Aug 2014 , 2:41am
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ISIS should be be pronounced eye-siss like the Egyptian goddess Isis.

 

ICES should be pronounced as one would says, "Mary ices the cake'. eye-sezz.

ladyrose Posted 13 Aug 2014 , 3:49am
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ISIS should be be pronounced eye-siss like the Egyptian goddess Isis.

 

ICES should be pronounced as one would says, "Mary ices the cake'. eye-sezz.

Exactly!

AZCouture Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 7:17pm
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AIs this a joke?

JWinslow Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 7:44pm
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NO, NO, NO name change for ICES -
 

Issis   Is more often pronounced ISA or ISIL

MBalaska Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 8:48pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

the international cake exploration society has been monikered 'ices' since it was created i guess -- now it is the same sounding name of the really bad guys -- should ices change their name do you think?

 

are you part of ICES? are the actually contemplating a name change?

-K8memphis Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 8:59pm
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AMb, idk if they are or not but I hope they consider a name change --

MBalaska Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 9:02pm
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They are an "INTERNATIONAL" organization with members and friends all over the globe dedicated to the love of  "CAKE."   Why should an organization dedicated to world inclusion, sharing, and reaching out to every person on planet earth have to make a change.
scrumdiddlycakes Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 9:44pm
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They are an established organization, with major brand recognition. In what application could the two be confused or compared?

Changing a name costs a huge amounts of money, not to mention the massive amount of man hours that would go into it, just so terrorists can have full monopoly of it?

 

Absolutely not.

-K8memphis Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 9:47pm
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AMb, i'm not debating/arguing -- I guess your opinion is no they should not change it -- got it

MBalaska Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 10:18pm
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That's a big 10-4 my cake buddy.  
JWinslow Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 10:29pm
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes 
 

They are an established organization, with major brand recognition. In what application could the two be confused or compared?

Changing a name costs a huge amounts of money, not to mention the massive amount of man hours that would go into it, just so terrorists can have full monopoly of it?

 

Absolutely not.

 

Absolutely Agree - couldn't have said it better!!!!

-K8memphis Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 11:03pm
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Athis line of questioning made me remember when I went to an ices convention in Nevada -- the first thing the check-in clerk said to me at the casino/resort was, "are you with ices?" it was significant because I had never heard it pronounced before -- had only seen it in print -- it just creeps me out now

cakefat Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 11:28pm
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Is this a joke?

 

it should be, huh?! 

 

OP- you've got to stop, go take a walk, read a book, get some fresh air, stop watching Fox News.

 

 Nobody would associate the two things that you've brought until your post and nobody with any sanity will associate the two even after your post. 

AZCouture Posted 21 Aug 2014 , 11:43pm
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it should be, huh?! 

OP- you've got to stop, go take a walk, read a book, get some fresh air, stop watching Fox News.

 Nobody would associate the two things that you've brought until your post and nobody with any sanity will associate the two even after your post. 

I can't think of anyone associating the two in any context.

MimiFix Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 12:37am
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Are we done here? I flagged the thread. We're using it as entertainment; but to continue now is ill-mannered and disrespectful of the most recent ISIS/ISIL victim. If you need more information, please read the latest news reports. Don't skip the word "horrific." 

MBalaska Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 12:40am
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point taken.

-K8memphis Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 12:59am
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Ait's a homophonic homonym

AZCouture Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 1:16am
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AFlagged as well, I'd hate for ICES to be googled and this show up in the results.

shanter Posted 22 Aug 2014 , 1:22am
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Flagged as well. I find even the idea of this thread as offensive.

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