[Ads-l] infra = infrastructure

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Nov 13 20:44:07 UTC 2014


I can’t imagine there is any relationship (other than the English source word), but infura has been common in Japanese for years. I even had to explain it once to a Japanese speaker who just couldn’t figure the meaning out.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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> On Nov 13, 2014, at 11:10 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> "Infra" for "infrastructure" is a trendy clipping in tech circles.
> Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook's motto was
> changing from "Move fast and break things" to "Move fast with stable
> infra." (QOTY candidate?)
> 
> http://mashable.com/2014/04/30/facebooks-new-mantra-move-fast-with-stability/
> http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattlynley/facebooks-move-fast-break-things-era-is-over
> 
> Most examples I'm coming across are from India, e.g. "infra projects"
> or "infra financing":
> 
> http://indianexpress.com/article/business/economy/6-indian-infra-projects-figure-in-kpmg-world-markets-report/
> http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-11-09/news/55917904_1_infrastructure-hinduja-group-prakash-hinduja
> http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/the-right-path-for-infra-financing/article6595659.ece


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