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Old 29 March 2012, 06:03 PM
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Cell Phone How Apple's Siri got her name

Curious about the etymological origins of the iPhone 4S virtual assistant's handle? Look to Norway.

http://news.yahoo.com/apples-siri-go...132300904.html
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Old 30 March 2012, 06:59 AM
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While I must admit that my Norwegian is a bit rusty, I'm pretty sure the Siri does not mean "Beautiful woman who leads you to victory". Norwegiean (or any of the Scandinavian languages) simply isn't so compact, unlike the languages spoken on the planets of Betelgeuse.
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Old 30 March 2012, 08:29 PM
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Everyone knows it means "butt" in Japanese:

http://www.investorplace.com/2011/10...i-japan-shiri/
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Old 30 March 2012, 09:35 PM
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According to Behind the Name, Siri is a diminutive of Sigrid.

Quote:
SIGRID
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Scandinavian, Finnish
Meaning & History
From the Old Norse name SigrÝ­r, which was derived from the elements sigr "victory" and frÝ­r "beautiful, fair".
http://www.behindthename.com/name/sigrid
http://www.behindthename.com/name/siri

And apparantly "SigrÝ­r" is still very popular in Iceland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigr%C3%AD%C3%B0ur

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