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From Geoff Howard <coc...@leverageweb.com>
Subject Re: HttpSessionBindingEvent
Date Sun, 17 Aug 2003 17:04:29 GMT
Jeremy Quinn wrote:

>> [just curious : is "barking" the dog's sound in this context ?]
> 
> 
> Indeed! It is actually the verb, ie. when a dog goes "Woof! Woof!" it is 
> barking .... they also growl, yelp, whine and howl ;)
> If you say a Human is barking, you are saying (in slang) that they are 
> Mad ....
> The noun, bark is the (crinkly brown etc.) covering on a tree ....
> There is also is a (not so lovely) town in Essex called Barking (my 
> apologies to any residents :)
> 

Sylvain,

And the phrase is a reference to looking for something in the wrong 
place, as a dog chasing a cat but "barking" at a tree that the cat is 
not in.

Geoff


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