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From SimonRichards...@hbosts.com
Subject RE: Interesting marketing slogan (was: RE: ANT visions and best p ractices)
Date Fri, 28 Feb 2003 09:40:13 GMT
For fear of pushing a non-ant thread too far :) .. see also 

"dogs balearics"

Phrase coined for Ibiza = "good times".

Simon

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Gardner [mailto:Dan.Gardner@emap.com]
> Sent: 28 February 2003 09:16
> To: 'Ant Users List'
> Subject: RE: Interesting marketing slogan (was: RE: ANT 
> visions and best
> p ractices)
> 
> 
> For fear of pushing a non-ant thread too far :)
> 
> See Robert Carlise explaining to Samuel L. Jackson in "51st State".
> I've always thought, it was just because they were funny, 
> therefore good
> {shrug}...
> 
> _______________________________
> Dan Gardner        Emap IT - UK
> 
> 
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Keith Hatton [mailto:khatton@axiomsystems.com]
> >Sent: 28 February 2003 09:11
> >To: Ant Users List
> >Subject: RE: Interesting marketing slogan (was: RE: ANT 
> >visions and best
> >practices)
> >
> >
> >It's originally a printer's term for the typographical setting
> >:-
> >(see, for example, Jeremy Paxman, "The English")
> >though how that comes to mean "a good thing" I don't know.
> >
> >Keith
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Chappell, Simon P [mailto:Simon.Chappell@landsend.com]
> >Sent: 27 February 2003 23:10
> >To: Ant Users List
> >Subject: RE: Interesting marketing slogan (was: RE: ANT 
> >visions and best
> >practices)
> >
> >
> >Yes. It's a good thing. That being said, I have no idea how 
> >this saying came into being.
> >
> >Simon
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Dan Christopherson [mailto:danch@nvisia.com]
> >>Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 2:00 PM
> >>To: Ant Users List
> >>Subject: Re: Interesting marketing slogan (was: RE: ANT 
> >>visions and best
> >>practices)
> >>
> >>
> >>I think I've got a handle on the literal translation, but that jsut 
> >>leaves me more confused: the being the "dog's b*****ks" is a 
> >>good thing?
> >>
> >>-danch
> >>
> >>Chappell, Simon P wrote:
> >>> Thanks Steve.
> >>> 
> >>> I do just have a quick question about your comment ("It's 
> >>the dog's b*****ks of Ant books") on the bottom of the page:
> >>> 
> >>> http://www.iseran.com/Steve/papers/antbook.html
> >>> 
> >>> Do you confuse many Yanks with that? Being British (even if 
> >>I live and work on the other side of the pond) I know exactly 
> >>what you mean, but I'm sure that my co-workers would not! :-)
> >>> 
> >>> Simon
> >>> 
> >>> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> >>> Simon P. Chappell                     simon.chappell@landsend.com
> >>> Java Programming Specialist                      www.landsend.com
> >>> Lands' End, Inc.                                   (608) 935-4526
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>
> >>
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