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Re: GNU/Linux Naming

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GNU/Linux Naming
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 14:49:27 +0100
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

>    >One does not call BSD using Mach for Mach, one calls it BSD.
>    I'm not sure what you mean by "for Mach", but if you mean "one
>    doesn't call it Mach" then you're mistaken.  I have often heard
>    people refer to it that way, and I can't recall ever hearing them
>    refer to it as BSD.
> Would be the first time I have heard it, and I have been mucking about
> with Mach for quite sometime now.  Then again, people insist that
> tomatos are vegetables, and not fruits so I am not really suprised.

"tomatoes", please.  Anyway, we have a Supreme Court decision about
tomatoes, cf. <URL:>.

In any case, you are commingling the food group "fruit" with the
biological term "fruit".  The fruit of the tomato plant, like eggplants,
zucchinis, bell peppers, peanuts, is not commonly characterized as
belonging to the food group "fruit".

In a nutshell, a single tomato is "a fruit", but not "fruit".

Or, put differently, you got eggplant on your face.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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