[Geowanking] what is in a name!
Nick McWilliam (Oryx Mapping)
n.mcwilliam at apu.ac.uk
Fri Dec 2 09:59:10 PST 2005
First use recorded by Oxford English Dictionary was in Eric Partridge,
"Dictionary of forces' slang 1939-45", 1948. OED also notes "origin unknown"
and "this word and its derivatives are not in polite use"!
As for using it as the list name, I think that Mike and Raj summed it up
perfectly. And it's great hearing strategies used when publicly recommending
the list at conferences (e.g. Richard Fairhurst's talk at
http://www.mdx.ac.uk/www/gem/soc2005/ppts.htm), as well as audience
reactions - invariably good humoured.
Is there similar thinking behind the name http://uo.space.frot.org/ ?
From: geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to
[mailto:geowanking-bounces at lists.burri.to] On Behalf Of Mike Liebhold
Sent: 02 December 2005 16:28
To: geowanking at lists.burri.to
Subject: Re: [Geowanking] what is in a name!
Thanks Jim. this is true, but there's something comfortable about the
candor of the dialog here, sheltered by a disreputable name.
The list name hasn't prevented lots of great ideas and memes discussed
on geowanking to escape and morph into real projects, real
collaborations, real friends in the real world.
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