Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"Syfy"? Really? Oy.

So, the SciFi Channel is changing its name to "Syfy". John Scalzi gives it his trademark snark treatment.

You see, it's not just that "Syfy" is a stupid name, and renaming your brand is usually a sign of desperation. It's also that "syfy" means "venereal disease" (e.g. syphilis) in Polish.

Oh well, after Friday's BSG series finale I won't be watching much SciFiSyfy anyway.

Edited to add: io9 weighs in with 25 other possible names they could rebrand with.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SYFY is for the idiot XGeners who can NO LONGER SPELL...;-)