in reply to Name Space

Corion is meant to mean nothing. I played around with letters to find something name-sounding, and finally Corion fell into place - Corion has been my (online) nickname for 7 years or so.

My mother recently told me, that the corion is some part of chickens innards. D'oh - but on the other side, almost all internet searches for Corion point to me, so it's not that bad that I didn't do more research on this nick :-)

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Re: Re: Name Space
by George_Sherston (Vicar) on Sep 05, 2001 at 13:58 UTC
    EES, or Enron Energy Services, the American energy company, used to be called something boring like National Gas Pipeline Authority (I don't recall, but it was something along those lines). Then they got all fancy. They paid some huge sum of dollars to an image consultancy to come up with a memorable name and after months of work, the answer was Enteron. Modern. Technological. A Word of Power. So they had all the letterhead printed and everyone got new business cards and then right at the last minute some bright spark looked up the dictionary and found "NOUN: The alimentary canal; the intestines". Which you might actually think was pretty good for the name of a pipeline company - but the suits wouldn't wear it, so they dropped a syllable and became Enron. Just thought you might like to know that.

    George Sherston
      I would have thought this was funny even if I read it last year, but now it seems even funnier given that their infamous name has become a household word.
Corions Name Space
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Sep 05, 2001 at 13:04 UTC

    I thought it had to with blade runner. Theres that line about seeing Starships buring off of Orion and I thought that was where it originates.

    To be honest every time I see your name for some reason my favorite line from blade runner comes to mind. 'If only you could have seen what I have seen with your eyes.'

    You are not ready to use symrefs unless you already know why they are bad. -- tadmc (CLPM)

      I also enjoyed Blade Runner. While the 'shoulder' quote is memorable, how about these:

      Are these questions testing whether I'm a replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?

      Ahh, and my personal favorite. I think about this one when remembering my last job...
      Deckard: Have you felt yourself to be exploited in any way?
      Zhora: Like what?
      Deckard: Well... well, like to get this job. I mean, did... did you do, or... or were you asked to do anything lewd... or unsavory, or... or, otherwise repulsive to your... your person, huh?
      Zhora: (Laughs) Are you for real?

      All of the quotes from the movie can be found here.

Re^2: Name Space
by Arunbear (Prior) on Aug 15, 2005 at 20:36 UTC