Names - was Re: Tubeless tires for MUni

billnye wrote:

> on an unrelated note [your cue to take another pinch of salt now], how
> did “yike” ever become the apparently standard alternative to “uni”?
> bicycle -> bike is an “initial sound, plus hard K (ke)” formula, which
> would either lead to yuke or yinicucle if carried through from “yike”

Ah, but if “bike” = “b” + “ike”, “yike” = “y” + “ike” (with unicycle
sounding like yunicycle). Much more reasonable.

That said, I don’t think I’ve ever referred to mine as such - uni is my
abbreviation of choice.

> i will say, though, that my internet communication encompassing many
> late-night [and otherwise] conversations with british and australian
> individuals who refer to post-secondary-education by “uni” from
> university, rather than the more american “college” as a generic, caused
> some momentary mental confusion as i was getting into the online
> unicycling community.

Here in the UK at least, college tends to refer to a place where people
go before university. They’re not equivalent - although some
universities have colleges. Hmm, I think I’ll stop there. :slight_smile:

> ramble on.
> John M



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fair enough. :slight_smile:

i wasn’t able to mentally disassociate until now, the BI aspect of bike from the word itself, and if pressed would probably insist that it .does. make more sense to leave that meaning built into the word.

i’ll leave comment on the stateside equivalents to your post-secondary school naming conventions to someone older and wiser [and more college-educated :wink: ] than i am.

and i definitely prefer “uni” myself, as either yike or yuke sound as if they could be slang terms for the process or result of vomiting, hehe.

surprised that anyone bothers to reply to his blathering,
John M