llnitoll — 2012-03-12T18:11:18-04:00 — #1
My native language is not English and I don't understand very well a domain like youtube.
For example will be ok YouFreak.com meaning you are freak? (You are tube)
Or is more like YouSurfboard.com meaning Your surfboard? (Your tube)
ralphm — 2012-03-12T18:43:27-04:00 — #2
"You tube" doesn't mean anything in English. It's just a name they made up.
The term "you freak" is really a kind of insult, like "you idiot!" English people would not typically insert "are" in between, because it would also need "a" ("you are a freak"). Likewise, "you surfboard" doesn't mean anything in English, but that doesn't mean you can't use it, of course.
At a stretch, you could argue that YouTube means "the tube about/for you", but it doesn't mean "you are a tube" or "your tube".
llnitoll — 2012-03-12T20:09:33-04:00 — #3
Thanks, I supposed that means nothing but I try to know how acceptable is.
The Freak case was an example, like You are a professional, youprofesional.com
This is the meaning I would give to my domain "you are a" plus the word that matches my content.
I will think about it.
ralphm — 2012-03-12T20:15:40-04:00 — #4
I'm sure you can get away with it, but it's not real English (and not very pretty, in my view). I know opinion is divided on this, but I prefer made up names, like "tubr" and "surfr" for example.
You might also consider putting the "you" at the end, as that would be more English. Such as "professionalyou". Just a thought, anyhow.
bzforum — 2012-03-15T07:15:42-04:00 — #5
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