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From Dan Gardner <Dan.Gard...@emap.com>
Subject RE: Interesting marketing slogan (was: RE: ANT visions and best p ractices)
Date Fri, 28 Feb 2003 09:16:20 GMT
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}...

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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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