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Steven Garrity -

"And 1% of married people though that it meant someone was having trouble with the wife."

I laughed out loud at that - nice.

Alan -

I also expect 2% of Britons might consider any unfamiliar term to mean something smelly that had been left in the sun for too long.

CMax -

Yes, Bill Gates is a professional: a professional liar and thief.

nathan -

WiFi is actually not a technical word... it is brand created by Cisco, Linksys, and others in opposition to Intel's Centrino brand. This only further proves your point that the names are meaningless to the public.

The generic name for the technology is wireless-LAN, abbreviated WLAN.