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Nokia Haptikos Display  (Source: The Red Ferret Journal)
New Nokia tactile touchscreen is enough to make Jobs weep





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By Gul Westfale on 11/6/2007 9:45:02 PM , Rating: 2
i know haptikos stand for the "haptic" feedback technology, but it sounds like an STD.

- "so what did the doctor say?"
- "that i have a severe case of haptikos. it buuuuurns!"




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By xNIBx on 11/7/2007 9:03:37 AM , Rating: 3
Haptic comes from the greek word "haphe" which means "touch". The word "Haphe" doesnt have an "h" in greek, it is spelled "aphe". It is only spelled with an "h" in english, because english dont have spirits(and a silent "h" is used instead). Also it's ending is bastardised by using the "ic".

It sounds like a disease, because almost all diseases are greek words and because foreigners tend to barbarise greek words(both in spelling and in pronunciation).

Hell, even the word "barbaric" is greek and its origin comes from the fact that foreigners used to sound as if they spoke "bar bar" to ancient greeks, so ancient greeks called them barbarians. Hence the true meaning of "barbarian" is someone who doesnt speak greek :P


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By Gul Westfale on 11/7/2007 10:55:20 AM , Rating: 2
i know, i looked it up... but i still think it's funny :)


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By fifolo on 11/17/2007 2:14:47 PM , Rating: 2
My doctor said I have acute angina. Was he coming on to me?


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