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Old 04-17-2006, 05:09 PM   #21
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The serious question is: What is the generic (non-brand name) term for a Seg? "Electriped", IMHO, while not perfect, seems best of the alternatives I've heard.
Then what are you called if you are a student of the Electriped ... an Electripedaphile?
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Then what are you called if you are a student of the Electriped ... an Electripedaphile?
To avoid this potentially embarassing confusion, you might want to go with 'electropod/electropode' since ped is child in Greek, but foot in Latin, whereas pod/pode is alway foot. That way your electric foot will never be mistaken for an electric child.
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To avoid this potentially embarassing confusion, you might want to go with 'electropod/electropode' since ped is child in Greek, but foot in Latin, whereas pod/pode is alway foot. That way your electric foot will never be mistaken for an electric child.
Point well taken. I'm down with the "pod". We could split hairs all day with whether the vowel that precedes "pod" should be an "o" or an "i", but I'm going with "electripod" as short for "electric pedestrian", or "electric foot".

I wasn't familiar with the Greek and Latin, but one of the things that did bother me about "ped" was that it could also be short for "pedal", which is a misnomer in this case.

Thank you, John!
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Electripod ... I have visions of a remake of "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers".

How about calling the Segway HT with rider: Pedestrian++
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So it's an Epod. I tell people that for me it is "run for your life speed". I haven't had the assignment yet to run for my life but I do know that 12.5 mph is faster than I would run in general.
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So it's an Epod.
Maybe that is the best one. The reason I avoided suggesting "ePod" and "ePed" before is because of all the other hits that come up on Google for them, whereas "electripod" has nothing else to be confused with. Weirdly close to "iPod" too.

I would, IMHO, find "ePod" as an acceptable short form of "electripod". Electripod as the correct and very specific formal term, and ePod as the short version. "ePod" sounds like it could be a verb too.
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