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Re: when and why did python(-minimal) become essential?

Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> writes:

> On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 14:58 -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> writes:
>> > Le samedi 28 janvier 2006 à 21:16 -0600, Manoj Srivastava a écrit :
>> >>         God. Is this supposed to be rational technical discussion, or
>> >>  an exercise in jejune mud slinging.
>> >
>> > Deliberate use of words a non-native English speaker cannot understand
>> > won't help your argumentation.
>> How is "jejune" unfair?  How can I predict which words you will or
>> won't know?  Maybe Debian should ship a dictionary.  Oh wait, it does.
> Manoj probably thought (as I did, until I ran dict) that jejune
> is a French word never used in English.

I find it unlikely to think that Manoj was trying to use a French
word.  I think he is simply an accomplished writer, using a carefully
chosen ordinary English word, and doesn't know which English words
French people normally learn.


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