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    Hello from Spain

    First k congratulations for your amazing web site. I'm sure I will use it a lot in the future.

    My question is that I register a domain name which is CLAPTIME.com for an app which rate user opinions in restaurants.

    Someone say me that clap is a word which doesn't sounds very well in English. (American English) and I don't know what can I do with my amazing domain.

    Whatdo you think about it?

    Thank you in advance

    Alejandro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acercandro View Post
    Hello from Spain

    First k congratulations for your amazing web site. I'm sure I will use it a lot in the future.

    My question is that I register a domain name which is CLAPTIME.com for an app which rate user opinions in restaurants.

    Someone say me that clap is a word which doesn't sounds very well in English. (American English) and I don't know what can I do with my amazing domain.

    Whatdo you think about it?

    Thank you in advance

    Alejandro
    "Claptime" seems an odd name for a site about restaurants. Why do you want to use it?

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    Default Re: Claptime

    People do "clap" or "applaud" at performances. To use it for restaurants does seem a bit odd.

    "Clap" is also a slang for a sexual disease. "She gave me the clap."

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    Hi again and sorry for not explain what is the origin of the word

    Claptime is an app running in Apple or android devices and is for rating a service in a restaurant or any other kind of shop. And consists in the waiter gives an iPod or tablet to the customer when the service is finished. The customer must click in the icon for rate from 1 to 10 the quality of the service received.

    Claptime is not the name of the restaurant, is the name of the app.

    I knew about the meaning of clap about sexual disease, and this is my problem. I dont know if English people will understand CLAP followed with TIME as a applause or about sexual disease.

    thank you soothingdave and bhaisahab for your quick answer

    Here I am for any problem in Spanish language. ;)

    Acercandro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acercandro View Post
    Hi again and sorry for not explain what is the origin of the word

    Claptime is an app running in Apple or android devices and is for rating a service in a restaurant or any other kind of shop. And consists in the waiter gives an iPod or tablet to the customer when the service is finished. The customer must click in the icon for rate from 1 to 10 the quality of the service received.

    Claptime is not the name of the restaurant, is the name of the app.

    I knew about the meaning of clap about sexual disease, and this is my problem. I dont know if English people will understand CLAP followed with TIME as a applause or about sexual disease.

    thank you soothingdave and bhaisahab for your quick answer

    Here I am for any problem in Spanish language. ;)

    Acercandro
    I think it's a very poor name for the application. I would be very surprised if it was named by a native English speaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acercandro View Post
    Hi again and sorry for not explain what is the origin of the word

    Claptime is an app running in Apple or android devices and is for rating a service in a restaurant or any other kind of shop. And consists in the waiter gives an iPod or tablet to the customer when the service is finished. The customer must click in the icon for rate from 1 to 10 the quality of the service received.

    Claptime is not the name of the restaurant, is the name of the app.

    I knew about the meaning of clap about sexual disease, and this is my problem. I dont know if English people will understand CLAP followed with TIME as a applause or about sexual disease.

    thank you soothingdave and bhaisahab for your quick answer

    Here I am for any problem in Spanish language. ;)

    Acercandro
    bhaisahab didn't say he thought it was an odd name for a restaurant, he said he thought it was an odd name for a site about restaurants. I must admit I have the same feeling about it being the name for an app to be used with/at restaurants.

    I don't necessarily associate "clap" with a sexually transmitted disease (although the word is used for that here too), but I also don't associate applause with restaurants. I assume it won't matter to the diners what the app is called but if you're trying to sell it to restaurant managers, they will need to like the name. I don't know if it has to be 8 letters but I suggest you find a combination of words that have something to do with food (chow, food, nosh) and a word that has something to do with scoring (mark, test, rate) etc and maybe put them together.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Thank you very much. Im going to change my app's name. And sorry for my English language.
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    There is no reason to be sorry. It's a good thing you asked before you tried to sell it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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