How am I supposed to read "Xbone"?

Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2597 posts) 1 year, 8 months ago

Poll: How am I supposed to read "Xbone"? (164 votes)

Ex-Bone 90%
X - B - 1 4%
See Results (I'm not sure either!) 5%

WIth "Xbone" rapidly rising to be the most used abbreviation for the Xbox One, I left unsure how to read it.

Not that english is my second language or anything, but in this case it's pretty ambiguous to me. I've been reading it as "Ex-bone" - which sounds goofy, and I've been assuming that the goofy-ness is intended.

#1 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -


#2 Posted by Zeik (2887 posts) -

If people meant it as "XB1" they would just write that.

Frankly I think this name is too goofy to last more than a week or two, but we'll see.

#3 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2597 posts) -

@zeik said:

If people meant it as "XB1" they would just write that.

Frankly I think this name is too goofy to last more than a week or two, but we'll see.

I'd assume so, too - but it makes me smile, so I'm getting attached to it...

I would say XB1 is probably going to stick in type if I were a betting man.

#4 Posted by Pudge (955 posts) -

I am dedicated to the XBONE cause. That name is to idiotic not to stick.

#5 Posted by Akyho (1713 posts) -

X-Bone as in its boned.

It would have been left as a simple ans rarely used insult if the reveal didn't sour a lot of peoples opinion of Microsoft and the future of xbox.

But then....I am Scottish....we named a hurricane we had Hurricane Bawbag....which is Scottish for Ball in Scrotum....Testicles.

#6 Posted by Vuud (2035 posts) -


#7 Posted by Nightriff (5487 posts) -


But hopefully Jeff's Xone stays, I like that over Xbox One, Xbone, etc

#8 Posted by Milkman (17483 posts) -

It's Ex-bone. That's the joke.

I do like XONE better though.

#9 Edited by Vextroid (1445 posts) -


#10 Posted by colorbrandon (166 posts) -

Ex-bone, always.

#11 Posted by TheHT (11990 posts) -

ex-bone. that's the joke.

#12 Posted by rachelepithet (1396 posts) -


#13 Edited by insane_shadowblade85 (1563 posts) -

Someone in the chat got it right when I read what he typed.

Xbox One = XBO = Cross Bow

#14 Posted by Arbie (1437 posts) -

First time I've seen it as Xbone! I like Xone.

#15 Posted by joshth (515 posts) -


#16 Posted by Vuud (2035 posts) -

I perfer just X1, that is "ex one" or just call it xbox

#17 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2597 posts) -

@vuud: My favourite so far has been MXO (Microsoft Xbox One - Em Ex Oh) - similar to how peple used to type GCN.

Of course, I appreciate the many advantages of jeff's XONE suggestion.

#18 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4564 posts) -


#19 Posted by geirr (2742 posts) -

Some people yelled at me once when I seemingly spelled Xfire wrong, so..

#20 Posted by GloomyTangent (209 posts) -


#21 Posted by Dalai (7092 posts) -

Year of the bone.

#22 Posted by Pr1mus (3977 posts) -

You're not.

It's X1.

#23 Edited by Moonshadow101 (583 posts) -

X-Bone. If someone doesn't want you to pronounce it that way, they need to spell it differently.

#24 Posted by Jay_Ray (1145 posts) -

#TeamXboneless or #TeamXbone

#25 Posted by captain_max707 (499 posts) -
#26 Posted by casper_ (908 posts) -

i believe it was Xbox Xrd-Sign. the Xrd is pronounced "eckzurdo"

#27 Edited by metalsnakezero (2362 posts) -

XBone, because their boned! I'm sorry.

#28 Posted by GuyIncognito (445 posts) -

You pronounce it C D I.

Though ex bone is fine, too, according to Websters.

#29 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

You should pronounce it Ex-bone, but always write it Xbone. No hyphens. Ever.

#30 Edited by zudthespud (3289 posts) -

Cross Bone. It's pronounced Cross Bone. I'm also now referring to Xbox as "CrossBox" because lol.

#31 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -
#32 Posted by crusader8463 (14433 posts) -

*Fart Noise*

#33 Posted by EXTomar (4991 posts) -

X-Bun makes me think of "hot cross bun" where I'm pretty sure it is only due to a lack of breakfast.

#34 Posted by Veektarius (5067 posts) -
#35 Posted by WickedFather (1733 posts) -

X B on E. Ex, be on E. E as in ecstasy. As in your girlfriend is a drug addict because you don't pay any attention to her and spend all night shouting racisms down a microphone. The console is judging you and thinks you're an inattentive bigot. The eye on that Kinnect would screw itself up in scowling disdain if it could. I challenge you to spit in that eye. Pluck it out if need be. God damn that judgemental box of bastards!

#36 Edited by Dacnomaniac (444 posts) -

I thought it was 'Zee-Bone'. Or in XONE's case, 'ZONE'.

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