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Re: [Groff] Problem with diversion

From: Jorgen Grahn
Subject: Re: [Groff] Problem with diversion
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 12:53:18 +0200
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On Fri Apr 25 16:37:30 2003, address@hidden wrote:
> At 11:23 a.m. 25/04/2003, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> >This might be a nice idea to position groff users in the modern
> >software world -- it sounds similar to `troglodyte' which AFAIK is a
> >group of extinct animals :-)
> My apologies, but the profesional biologist/amateur social 
> anthropologist/"pedantic academic" mode has kicked in ;-). First I am right 
> at home using troff :-).
> But, I think you mean Megatherion[1]? [...]

[amateur biologist mode]

When I read the word 'troglodyte', I think of the Wren (Troglodytes
troglodytes), a delightful little bird spread over most of the Northern
hemisphere (if you count all the species in the genus: Cactus Wren, Carolina
Wren, ...)

Most Wrens prefer forests with dense, unkept undergrowth, where they run
around like small mice looking for insects and small spiders in cavities and
under mossy branches.

They are quick, extremely lightweight birds, with a susprisingly clear and
strong song.

Would make a great O'Reilly cover, too ;-)


  // Jörgen Grahn       "And then the design was ignored, and small children
\X/ <address@hidden>  with crayons were given the O'Reilly Perl books and
                         told to Create.  And lo, it was done."
                                                         -- Teo de H, in ASR

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