Thain Esh Kelch, on 22 October 2020 - 12:58 PM, said:
I thought El Capitan was the most stupid sounding codename Apple could give a macOS release, yet here we are.
During the last few announcements they always said a few ridiculous names first, before giving us the real name. This year I was watching the live-stream and the guy said they were not going to do it this year. Instead, they'd just immediately tell us the name. Then he said "Big Sur" and I actually thought: "There we go again. You've used this joke too many times. Telling us you're not going to use the same joke this year and then still giving us some stupid name before giving us the real name isn't funny. Just give us the real na... What? Are you guys being serious? This is the actual name? WTF?"
The way they pronounce it, to me it sounds exactly like "Big Sir". It sounds just like a girl taking a guy home after a night out. Then they arrive at her house, they go to the bedroom, she sits down on the bed, he's standing in front of her, she pulls down his pants and a massive cobra jumps out of his pants ready for action right in front of her face. Then she says: "Well, you're a big sir!" This is the image I see in front of me every time I hear someone say "Big Sur".
Apparently, those Californians don't even know how to pronounce it correctly. For as far as I know "sur" is a Spanish word, which is pronounced "soor" (not with the "oor" from "door", but with the "oo" from "look"). Now, I think "Big Soor" sounds better than "Big Sir", as "Big Sir" always reminds me of a massive cock, but it's still a stupid name.
Well, as long as it's just the name they mess up, I don't really care. It's better to mess up the name than to mess up the operating system itself (like the competition always does).