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Re: The Big ACL Opening



On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Alan Cox <alan redhat com> wrote:
>> FWIW, I really don't care, and am fine with uberpackager, ultrapacakger,
>> and superpackager.
>
> Super is probably sane enough but English has a long and distinguished
> history of stealing other peoples words and using them wrongly so uber- in
> English [ab]use is not atypical ;)
>

or adding them together... super-ultra-ginormous packager.

super was used a lot so it was no longer super. I think that is when
Ultra was the new super.. Uber was the 80's new Super since it 'should
have' umlauts like any 'proper' Germanic word. I mean how else can you
have a rock band name without umlauts.  I think gi-normous  is the
current generations super...


-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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