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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:30 PM
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To me this falls into the same category of people who spell magic with a "ck" at the end. Gotta love metaplasmus.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:31 PM
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Nah its MAJICK! *Poof sparkle sparkle*
I'm totally seeing fluffy bunnies and sparkly unicorns with rainbows shooting out of their bums!
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:34 PM
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To me this falls into the same category of people who spell magic with a "ck" at the end. Gotta love metaplasmus.
Just noticed you were from atlanta, my home town!!!

I love that statement btw.
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Default Re: The Origin of "Phunnel"

To be fair, both gasket and grommet are really appropriate

Every step we take towards bastardization is not a step towards simplicity but a step towards a loss of identity.
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To be fair, both gasket and grommet are really appropriate

Every step we take towards bastardization is not a step towards simplicity but a step towards a loss of identity.
if thats really your stance you should never support mya by buying their products since all they do is bastardize the original hookah.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 09:41 PM
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This is why i only use my extra-tall-half-doughnut-bowl.

(and if anybody makes some snide comment about donut vs. doughnut, they are getting some syrian brass upside the head)
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 09:45 PM
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Demonix calls it a phunnel because he uses the F word so much the F key fell of his keyboard and that is how this whole phunnel thing started.I say blame it on Demonix.Lol!
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0.o
OH DEAR GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE?!
This thread exploded.
I feel like I just used a lighter to my shisha instead of coals
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0.o
I feel like I just used a lighter to my shisha instead of coals
Let's not start that again.
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And to be fair, both phunnel and funnel are really appropriate also.

Bro lets not get all idealistic about a forum and its spelling of an object. There is more important things in life then that.

Im have stated my perspective and I am going to continue to call it a phunnel and if people don't like it.... C'est la vie
If I want to be idealistic in this respect, then I will choose to be. You can continue to misspell the word if you want. The creation of this thread was to try to correct my desire to continue to call it a funnel. If i vocalize back each time you make a point with another, I'm just playing the game. If you hate the fact I prefer the F spelling and think the ph is wrong...well...C'est la vie.


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if thats really your stance you should never support mya by buying their products since all they do is bastardize the original hookah.
Haha, lets use what I said in respect to language on a lot of other fronts too for fun shall we? Maybe its my background's desire to try to maintain some level of a clean language, who knows. You can still call Mya innovative, in that it is inexpensive and to some extent attractive. Misspelling a word is not quite in the same arena as this.

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You guys really have anything that even resembles a productive argument yet?
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what argument are you expecting? we are dont think the phunnel is a bastardization of language. you do. im not trying to argue the validity of that statement. i just expected you to be more adamant in terms of your theories on bastardization with regards to shitty chinese produced hookahs which lose the culture and handmade aspects of quality hookah manufacturing.
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I knew it. I'm always right. . I've been saying PH for years now. Where's my trophy?
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Like Plato was trying to say in The Republic.. some people will stay in there caves.
Now I am only doing this, because it is funny to me at the moment. I agree it is overly childish, and that it is besides the point. And that i misspell things on accident all the time (that is more acceptable than the topic at hand) but, dude, come on, its their.

And come in from the nasty weather man, the cave is nice to chill in.
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And again, the intent of the post was telling us "F-users" to give up, I don't need to really do anything but attack the stupidity of a naming convention - and occasionally defend an arguement targeted at a useful example. The argument I am waiting for is why I should stop spelling it the right way. The story about Eric and George isn't really sufficient.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 11:05 PM
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The right way? It's the name of the product. That's it. That's how the inventor/creator decided to spell it. Spelling it with an "F" is the wrong way bastardization of English or not because that's it's actual name. Really though, why even care? Do you correct people who spell Jeffery "Jeffrey" or Brian "Bryan"? Would you guys be making a big deal if people spelled out AF as "I'll fuck *hock a loogie* here"?

Actually, don't answer that, especially if you're a mod.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 12:11 AM
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Okay, so here is my question - were funnel style bowls invented by Eric Hoffman and he trademarked the Tangiers bowl as the "Phunnel"? Or have funnel style bowls been around awhile and he just improved upon them and gave them a catchy name?

What I'm getting at is if Eric trademarked the name "Phunnel" bowl then that would be like saying, "I'm using a Mya Saray bowl" if the person does, in fact, have an honest-to-God Tangiers Phunnel. The issue I have is when people have a generic funnel style bowl and still call it a Phunnel bowl. It's like when people call all facial tissues a Kleenex or all soft drinks Coke.

Full disclosure - if someone ever comes along and tries to market to all the hip kids by making an Egyptian bowl and trademark the name "E-jipshun" I would use "Egyptian" exclusively. There is no way I would use the alternate spelling, because it would just make me feel stupid. Spelling is sort of important to me. I lost the district spelling bee in fifth grade because I got a bad case of stage fright and misspelled "ulcer" (I spelled it with a dang "s").

In summary - this topic is phunny.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 01:00 AM
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old as the internets.

seriously though its a pretty good argument over the name, but i mean its just general branding tomato, tamato.
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I pluck mother pheasants.
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That ever plucked a mother pheasant.
Actually, ...
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I'm the pheasant plucker's son.
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Isn't what BRANDING is what American or Americans are all about? Their I-Pod, the word PIMP, KRUNK, TRUMP TOWER, etc.

So I don't see anything wrong there.
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It is what is i suppose...
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Phine, you know what, I was phrigging wrong. Let me allow Eric to choose how I spell all my words. I phinally understand your guy's phanatical opposition to the letter in question. Phinally, one just had to understand that we should phorget the phundamentals of this language and just allow some guy change the language. I guess its the phuture.
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Phine, you know what, I was phrigging wrong. Let me allow Eric to choose how I spell all my words. I phinally understand your guy's phanatical opposition to the letter in question. Phinally, one just had to understand that we should phorget the phundamentals of this language and just allow some guy change the language. I guess its the phuture.
I think changing the fundamentals of a language and naming something you invented whatever you want to call it and spell it are 2 completely different things.

You don't tell the King of Crunk to spell Crunk with a "K". Whoever invents it, has the right to name it.
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LOL this thread is so lame, Tangiers small bowl, Tangiers Medium bowl, Tangiers Large bowl...Nuff said.
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I think changing the fundamentals of a language and naming something you invented whatever you want to call it and spell it are 2 completely different things.

You don't tell the King of Crunk to spell Crunk with a "K". Whoever invents it, has the right to name it.
It's a brand name bowl, its not the phirst hookah bowl, its not going to be the last. Its a brand name. Is the Subaru Phorester in the dictionary? No, it isn't. Did subaru create the vehicle? yes, did they market it? yes. is it still a car? yes. Bottom line its an S-U-Phee (might as well take over that letter while we're at it) with a brand name. In the case oph tangiers, we haphe a bowl with a brand name that is a phariation on what it is in the end.

Forrester : SUphee :: Phunnel : Funnel

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but that is beside the point. I pheel that sacrificing my phreedom to make you happy makes perphect sense.

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edit: BP I wish you had posted that aphter me.
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but that is beside the point. I pheel that sacrificing my phreedom to make you happy makes perfect sense.
You missed some "ph"s in there. Even the changes to the language are already changing! :P
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