What is en_US ?

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Wed Jun 13 15:44:01 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 16:18 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> Many words have completely different meanings. Ending changes about -ise
> and -ize are minor. Some words have enough context to avoid confusion,
> but words like "bill","check","boot", "gas" often do not. Other words can
> be offensive in one dialect and not in the other (Pity the ex-Red Hatter
> whose username was "wanger" for example, or things like 'git'). Some
> words even refer to entirely different locations (classic being 'the
> bathroom'). 

"Fanny" is one that always amuses me.  It's a woman's name that's not
heard very often, these days.  The Yanks use it as a nickname for your
bum.  The Poms and Aussies use it as a nickname for the female genitals.

Any American TV show that makes some crack (pun intended) about how
they're going to whip their oponents fannies always cracks us up.

(This box runs FC5, my others run FC4 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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