You Can Call Me Joe -- A Joe V Blog
Joe V

Hi, I’m Joe V. The V is for Vadeboncoeur, but no one ever really calls me that (except my business card). That card also calls me the Global Director of Product Development, Marketing and Creative Design for Trek Bicycle. Yep, I am sometimes not really sure what all that means either. I do know that I dig bikes, oatmeal, motorcycles, burritos, the weird things I see along the way, my family and my job. I get to travel the world helping make great bikes, so it’s a pretty great gig.

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October 13, 2011




One problem with a universal naming convention is that we use the Latin alphabet, as do all other countries with languages derived from Latin (Romance languages, etc.). This is dominant in the world, and in those places it would be easy to use the same, local name.

But there are at least 10 alphabets in the world, and using local nomenclature would still require us to learn those alphabets and pronunciations.

Just sayin'.

And what the heck was in those waffles? You were in Amsterdam, weren't you.


Yeah flip flops are fine if you own all ten toes..... Just sayin.

Joe V

You are right. My rant is only against the practice when people are modifying other languages when they use the same alphabet. I will modify.


Ha! Vans, and in Deutsch is that is Vans or VÄNS?

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