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Re: The Poll ends! (Was: Are we too serious these days?)


From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: The Poll ends! (Was: Are we too serious these days?)
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 14:00:40 -0800

On Wed, 05 Nov 2003 22:22:56 +0100
Riccardo Mottola <address@hidden> wrote:
> on 11/5/03 6:24 PM, M. Grabert at address@hidden wrote:
> > I'd go for 'Ora' the Orca, since
> > 1. it rhymes
> > 2. it's short, ie. it's easy to remember, to write and to speak
> > 3. means "dew" or "coast" in latin (fits a whale)
> > 4. "Ora" is also another name of the Komodo dragon (my favourite
> > mascot)
> but it means also "hour" in latin and italian

No.
The Latin 'hora' means "hour".

The Latin "ora" (with an accented long o) means "border", "brim" or
"edge" and can be used as a synonym for "region" or "country".

> it means "now" in italian.
> I don't like it also, it is too short, it is not euphonic

That's your prerogative.

> But I like the idea of drawing the name from latin. I want a full,
> well sounding word. Possibly male though, giving it a female name
> associates bad to "GNUstep" I think. Of course the word GNUstep has no
> gender, but I would think it as a "thing" as "neutral", so in tongues
> having only male/female likle italian it translates to masculine
> generally.

Kinda sexist.

-- 
Chris




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