Barnes and Nobles Delays Nook Reader, Citing High Demand

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Zombie30000

"Nook"  That's the name they're going with?  Like the thing that babies suck on?  That's the first thing I think of when I hear that word.  At least Wii is fun to say when you've been drinking. 

 

wow...fire that marketing guy right now.

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techparadox

"Like the thing that babies suck on?" WTH are you talking about? Some slang for a "pacifier" that most of us have never heard of?

nook
noun
Etymology: Middle English noke, nok
Date: 14th century

1 chiefly Scottish : a right-angled corner
2 a : an interior angle formed by two meeting walls b : a secluded or sheltered place or part <searched every nook and cranny> c : a small often recessed section of a larger room <a breakfast nook>

The name makes perfect sense in that a nook is where you can store your books.  And if they come through on all the promised features, I may just break my personal ban on e-readers.

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nekollx

 http://www.maximumpc.com/article/%5Bprimary-term%5D/barnes_and_noble_delays_nook_reader_citing_high_demand

 

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Ruins

The term nookie, I believe dates to the 1940's or 50's.  It was a slang sexual term denoting what, I am not sure.  It was spoken like so:  Did you get any nookie?  I assume it relates to heterosexual scoring.

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