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Re: OT (Re: Test Debian : Release Goals, Point release, Foo-n-Half...

On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 09:26 +0900, Hideki Yamane wrote:
> On Sun, 05 Oct 2008 18:02:17 +0200
> Franklin PIAT <fpiat@klabs.be> wrote:
> > The page could have an "Expert" subpage (or let's name it kamikaze, so
> > people don't get impressed by the name ;)
>  Do people really understand kamikaze? :-)
>  # I don't know how many people know this Japanese word...

It's a well known word in French (in English too, I think). I don't know
about other countries, you are right.

I still haven't found proper names for the page section.
quoting Dictionary.com Unabridged, kamikaze means:
> 1. A Japanese pilot trained in World War II to make a suicidal
>    crash attack, especially upon a ship.
> 2. An airplane loaded with explosives to be piloted in a suicide
>    attack.

> 3. Slang An extremely reckless person who seems to court death.

That's not exactly what I meant ;)

> ["divine wind" from kami "god, providence, divine" + kaze "wind."
> Originally the name given in folklore to a typhoon which saved
> Japan from Mongol invasion by wrecking Kublai Khan's fleet
> (August 1281).]

I like the Ethymology... "Providence Testers that saved Debian?"


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