As a person who's mother tongue is Dutch. I would suggest to accept the 'libe' abbreviation if you can convince everybody to spell 'library' as 'liberary'
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tod Olson
Sent: donderdag 14 februari 2013 11:26
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Lib or Libe
On Feb 13, 2013, at 6:55 PM, Jay Luker <[log in to unmask]>
> People, people.
> Can we agree that "lib" is simply easier to say than "libe" due to the
> shorter vowel sound?
> Can we also agree than the best coders are, by nature, lazy?
> Therefore, "lib" wins. All you. "libe" mohubs can go call the
> On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Kyle Banerjee wrote:
>> I'm going to go out on a limb and say your dad's a transplant from
>> the midwest or the mid Atlantic states.
>> I'm guessing you can pronounce Willamette either because you know the
>> region, are used to crazy English spellings used to refer to Native
>> American place names, or both.