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Rick Moen [rick at linuxmafia.com]
Mon, 5 Feb 2007 11:48:26 -0800
A slice of daily life on the Ex-VA Linux Systems (EVALS) mailing list.
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Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 18:42:18 -0800 From: Don Marti <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: TAG <email@example.com> To: evals at lists.merlins.org Subject: Re: Worst Linux distribution names everbegin Marc MERLIN quotation of Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 10:42:22PM -0800:
> On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 01:09:38AM -0500, Michael Jennings wrote: > > On Friday, 02 February 2007, at 22:05:29 (-0800), > > Marc MERLIN wrote: > > > > > > "Ubuntu" is Swahili for "F@@k me up the ass with a pine tree." > > > > > > Are you feeling resentful for having picked the wrong distro? > > > > heh :P > > > > 0109 <KainX[#E]> 'names > > 0109 <e-bawt[#e]> Worst Linux distribution names ever: 1. Yggdrasil 2. Ubuntu 3. Mandriva > > I have to agree that #1 wins hands down > #3 is also an unfortunate name combination
I refuse to teach my shift key finger how to capitalize gnewsense. Or however they spell it.
At least Yggdrasil sounds like they're trying to capture the prestigious Rick Moen market with obscure Norse mythology references.
-- Don Marti http://zgp.org/~dmarti/ dmarti at zgp.orghttp://lists.merlins.org/lists/listinfo/evals
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Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 11:43:47 -0800 To: evals at lists.merlins.org From: Rick Moen <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: TAG <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Worst Linux distribution names everQuoting Don Marti (dmarti at zgp.org):
> At least Yggdrasil sounds like they're trying to > capture the prestigious Rick Moen market with obscure > Norse mythology references.
(Don't make me go all Mjølner on yo' ass.)
Hey, there are even reputed to be languages in which "Rijndael" has sensible pronunciations.
Rijndael FAQ 1. How is that pronounced ? If you're Dutch, Flemish, Indonesian, Surinamer or South-African, it's pronounced like you think it should be. Otherwise, you could pronounce it like "Reign Dahl", "Rain Doll", "Rhine Dahl". We're not picky. As long as you make it sound different from "Region Deal". 2. Why did you choose this name ? Because we were both fed up with people mutilating the pronunciation of the names "Daemen" and "Rijmen". (There are two messages in this answer.) 3. Can't you give it another name ? (Propose it as a tweak !) Dutch is a wonderful language. Currently we are debating about the names "Herfstvrucht", "Angstschreeuw" and "Koeieuier". Other suggestions are welcome of course. Derek Brown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, proposes "bob".Anyway, quaint language remains in the eye of the beholder. Grandma Margot was a member of a British travel club because, to quote: "I yoost luff the vay they tawlk."
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Samuel Bisbee-vonKaufmann [sbisbee at bu.edu]
Mon, 5 Feb 2007 17:12:59 -0500 (EST)
On Mon, 5 Feb 2007, Rick Moen wrote:
> (Don't make me go all Mjølner on yo' ass.) >
My Gungnir will kick your Mjolnir's ass any day.
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