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From: Todd Goodman <tsg@...>
Subject: Ebb (eb) was: Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:14:06 -0500
* Jeroen Roovers <jer@g.o> [120307 21:25]:
> On Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:36:05 -0500
> Alexandre Rostovtsev <tetromino@g.o> wrote:
> 
> > FYI, any Russian speaker is *guaranteed* to read the name ".eb" as a
> > very common obscenity.
> 
> In Dutch it means the low tide, and as a verb, it means "becoming low"
> or "decreasing" as in the tide or some other fluid.
> 
> In English it means something very similar as in the Dutch verb, only
> without the tidal reference. Other Germanic languages will probably
> have their own variants.

It has the same meaning in English as well.  The tide can ebb.
Also, there are ebb tides (and neap tides as well.)

Todd


References:
RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Alexandre Rostovtsev
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Jeroen Roovers
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