On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Christian J van den Bosch wrote:
> I think the fault on this one lies with whoever in Debian decided on the
> name "woody". Obviously some silly or inappropriate names will
> inevitably get through, but some should be fairly easy to spot as being
> either, or both.
well I think in fairness it follows the pattern of characters from Toy Story.
Slink, Potato, Woody....
There may have been something before that, but it predates my use of debian. If+anyone knows I'd be interested.
Anyway, in how many english speaking countries does woody have that meaning?
Most Irish slang words are totally without meaning (or even have a different
meaning) in the USA eg fanny (that's always a good one in particular
fanny-pack), wanker, craic etc. Sorry for words which could be considered
offensive, but it's difficult to avoid here.
I don't think debian are to be blamed here.
Incidentally, can anyone explain how the Redhat releases get named. I've seen a+few which rather seemed to lack a pattern...
okay, just answered my own question with google. For anyone who's interested
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