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Does anyone else dislike the word/phrase "Webinar"?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CyclingTribe, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Web-in-ar. Ugh! Sounds awful.

    And it's just three letters short of Web Seminar - why bother shortening it? Really, what's the point?

    Web seminar sounds sooooo much better to my ears.

    I bet some stuffed-shirt spent weeks selling the phrase to the marketing men too.

    Please - bring back "web seminar" it's much nicer and friendlier and my ears will thank you!

    Shaun :D
  2. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    yep - hate it
  3. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    I hate the word seminar in the first place

    Thankfully it's never really used here
  4. Sean S

    Sean S Active Member

    haha couldn't agree more with you Shaun, we have a client that gets most of their site traffic from these webinars and I hear that word almost every day.
  5. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    For the same reason Blog is a shorten termed ... I blame teen reliance on texting and drugs.
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  6. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I dislike it, it's outdated now. like ppl calling themselves "webmaster" ..
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  7. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Webinar doesn't bother me.
    The phrase, posted to the internet bothered me went it was a commonly used term.
  8. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    lol ... I'd better change all of my email addresses then :)
  9. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Our local newspaper spent a whole year doing that when the got their web site - the newspaper reports all used to start with "As reported on our web site ...".
  10. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Someone told me yesterday "upload the cd into the computer"
    I almost choked her..
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  11. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    Webinar is easier to pronounce than hazmat or IB. :D
    Have no problem with it.
  12. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I think IB is simpler to pronounce that webinar.
  13. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    Sarcasm fails. :( Hazardous Material = IB
  14. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Sorry, didn't spot there that you were trolling IB.
  15. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

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