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Old 06-25-2011, 02:30 PM
Lisi
 
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On Saturday 25 June 2011 13:28:25 Vecu BOSSEUR wrote:
> Cauz' I'm French, I use the word "merde" to
> convey the same idea (in French) ; but I'm used to say that this
> (French) word is no a swear because the Genaral Cambronne coined
> himself this word at the Battle of Waterloo. It's just a culture
> clash, indeed.

Now, that is where my Latin master at the lycée I attended many years ago
would not agree with you.

Some boys had told me that if you wanted wish anyone good luck in an exam you
had to say "merde!" So when said boys got up to leave the class and go to
their exam, I said "merde!".

The Latin master turned to face the class and said in a furious voice: "Now,
who taught her _that_."

Lisi


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Old 06-25-2011, 02:53 PM
Camaleón
 
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On Sat, 25 Jun 2011 15:30:12 +0100, Lisi wrote:

> On Saturday 25 June 2011 13:28:25 Vecu BOSSEUR wrote:
>> Cauz' I'm French, I use the word "merde" to
>> convey the same idea (in French) ; but I'm used to say that this
>> (French) word is no a swear because the Genaral Cambronne coined
>> himself this word at the Battle of Waterloo. It's just a culture clash,
>> indeed.
>
> Now, that is where my Latin master at the lycée I attended many years
> ago would not agree with you.

Lisi, remember that in most languages you can use the same term with
different purposes, that is, while Vecu is right, the example you put
below also is.

> Some boys had told me that if you wanted wish anyone good luck in an
> exam you had to say "merde!" So when said boys got up to leave the
> class and go to their exam, I said "merde!".
>
> The Latin master turned to face the class and said in a furious voice:
> "Now, who taught her _that_."

I'd say your Latin master should learn more Spanish because wishing
someone "shit" -in that context- is a very common expression in Spanish,
mainly used by teenagers.

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Old 06-25-2011, 04:53 PM
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* Camale?n <noelamac@gmail.com> [2011-06-25 11:09:40 +0000]:

> Which is fine... but in such cases there should be the figure of an
> ombudsman, the "glue" that acts when no one is in charge of a package- or
> that seems to be missing- that at least lets you know what is happening
> and what's the bug status. With accurate information, you can quietly
> wait or go upstream with the bug. You have more choices.
>
> Not news is not good news is this case.

Greetings!
FreeBSD's ports system has something similar to what your talking
about here. The life of a port first depends on it's Maintainer, if
s/he quits, gives up, gets bored, what ever, the port then defaults
to Ports system maintainers where they, collectively decide one of
the following:
a) absorb the port and continue support
b) find a new maintainer
c) drop support and move on
This is all decided by the Ports System committee and doesn't happen
over night. There is ample time for people to be properly
notified and for them to find a new maintainer amungst themselves or
elsewhere or for people to move off/away from that port.

Just my $0.02


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