Mark Frauenfelder at 11:13 am Thu, Jun 28, 2012
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Movoto created a fun calculator that figures out how many Legos it would take to build your house.
It’s “LEGO!” It’s “LEGO!” The word’s already pluralised, you ignorant Yanks!!!!1!
Just kidding. It’s totally Legos. In b4 the butthurt.
Seriously though, it’s LEGO, a million times, LEGO.
Y’all stop saying “drugs policy” and we’ll talk. ;)
It’s not ‘math’, it’s ‘maths’!!!
But seriously, LEGO.
Hate to say it, but you’re both wrong.
Proper Use of the LEGO Trademark on a Web Site
If the LEGO trademark is used at all, it should always be used as an adjective, not as a noun. For example, say “MODELS BUILT OF LEGO BRICKS”. Never say “MODELS BUILT OF LEGOs”.Also, the trademark should appear in the same typeface as the surrounding text and should not be isolated or set apart from the surrounding text. In other words, the trademarks should not be emphasized or highlighted. Finally, the LEGO trademark should always appear with a ® symbol each time it is used.
I was aware of the addition of ‘bricks’, but I thank you for pointing it out – even my own pedantry slips a little from time to time. Re-education is a long road, a road built with LEGO Bricks.
How much are they paying you to spout Legoes talking points?
They used to pay me £5.80 p/h to work in a shop. But that was 10 years ago.
I especially like that they bothered to stick a TM on a word that as far as I’m aware is not only not a trademark, but certainly isn’t one used by Lego.
Also walking to the kitchen at night would just be sheer torture.
Sheesh, I want to believe that is factoring in labor to put it all together but sadly I know that can’t be true because lego anything is expensive.
Too bad they don’t really have a bulk buying option (and I mean bulk like a whole pick up trucks worth, not those chintzy little tubs that are like 20 bucks for something like 500 random bricks. Seriously, where the hell do people get that many bricks?)
Also, lEGOz pedants need to seriously get over it. It’s super annoying to come into a lego thread and see that, of course (even jokingly), some uber nerd with an unused English degree has to start this damn argument every single time. It’s language, it’s malleable get used to it, unless you want to go back to using only grunts and gestures…
It’s not even proper language; it’s just a brand name and deserves no usage respect.
James May (of Top Gear fame) built a full sized house out of Lego in the BBC series
‘James May’s Toy Stories’ …
Came here to link to that… everything James May does is great. I think the story about him not being able to find something to do with the lego house afterwards was actually posted here on BB though I may be mistaken.
I thought Mark was trying to short-circuit the whole stupid, annoying LEGO/LEGOS argument by including the link to http://painintheenglish.com/case/4639 Right THERE in the caption. Guess nobody noticed.
I tried, but I know a few people are very passionate about this issue, so who am I to stop them from trying to save culture?
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