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From: Todd Goodman <tsg@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Ebb (eb) was: Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:15:02
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds by Jeroen Roovers
* 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