cygwin 1.7.8 + 3/18/11 snapshot + git = crash

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Wed Mar 23 16:46:00 GMT 2011


On 3/23/2011 12:32 PM, David Sastre wrote:
> 2011/3/23, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:24:07AM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>>> Even with marco's smiley, I suspect legitimate confusion, not snark.
>>
>> Actually, it was confirmed that it actually was "snark" (man, I hate
>> that word) in cygwin-talk.  And, that's where further discussion should
>> take place.

Sorry for the inappropriate reply on the main list (also, I should have
thought to look on -talk anyway.)

> My only reference for that word comes from Lewis Carrol's "The Hunting
> Of The Snark".
> Seems unrelated, though...

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=snark&searchmode=none

only shows the Carrol reference, but the Urban Dictionary says it is a
combination of the words "snide" and "remark"

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=snark

Even though I knew what the word meant, to the point of using it in my
post, but I couldn't figure out the etymology -- it's obviously not part
of the Queen's English -- until I saw the urban dictionary
explanation...  Funny what you /think/ you know, but don't, really.

--
Chuck






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