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Windows 7: Why is it called ribbon?

26 Aug 2012   #1

WIndows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Why is it called ribbon?

Hello everyone... I'm am just curios of this, why is it called ribbon? Could anyone explain it here? Thanks in advance..

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26 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

There are at least three possible explanations for this surname. Variously recorded as Rebhan, Rebhun, Rebhahn, Reban, Reben, Rebin, Rebone, Ribban, Ribben, Ribbens, Ribbon, Ribbins and others, it is probably German, but may also be English or Jewish. It is probably from the early German word "rebhuhn" meaning a partridge, and as such was either a metonymic for a hunter or breeder of these birds, or may be a simple nickname for one who was thought in some way to resemble a partridge! About fifteen percent of all European surnames started out life as a nickname, so this is quite possible, although it is usually difficult seven or more centuries later, to be accurate as to what the precise reason was for bestowing a particular soubriquet upon a person. A second possibility is that the name referred to a ribbon merchant or manufacturer. This is almost certainly the case with many pure English recordings, although again the word as "riben" is one which is believed to have originated in Germany. It is one of the earliest surnames recorded in Germany with Sifrid Rebhahn being recorded in the charters of Schmittlotheim in the year 1265 whilst Haus Rephun is recorded in Konstanz in the year 1488.

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26 Aug 2012   #3


It's a big wide thing that's just there to look pretty, other than that it's useless
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26 Aug 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merty15 View Post
Could anyone explain it here?
I seriously doubt it.

Take a look here and report back:

Indefinite pronoun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It (pronoun) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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26 Aug 2012   #5

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cuz i doubt you'd be able to tie anything else around an oak tree.... ask a silly question.......
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