[Mailman-Users] Re: Mailman-Users Digest, Vol 10, Issue 34

demo macangels at spamcop.net
Wed Dec 15 16:12:13 CET 2004

>> Which language do you prefer to display your messages? English (USA)

> I do not know how to change this.  It is not appropriate here in
> Australia.  How do we change this?

Another interesting geopolitical example of how one nation's foreign policy
can impact even upon Open Source project. My sentiments entirely, old boy.

Without the need for a straw poll, my guess is that the US developers are
probably at least Democrats hiding the fact that Open Source are probably
even [ shock and awe ] Socialist and even Internationalist in nature.
Perhaps we can avoid re-writing the Python to call it " Freedom English "
but " Internet English " - or even " Peace Corp English " might be

However, even as a historically subjugated Scot with 300 odd years of
oppression behind me, my vote would be to strip the USA to call it " English
" if it has to be named at all please.

There is a serious point behind the humour. All forms of Imperialism from
Redmond down are passe.

This needs to be addressed!

> or do you want to create a new translation from US
>> English to Australian English :-) ?
> Well, I might tackle the latter if the urge takes me!

Now that is too much of a temptation to let miss.

I can imagine a list where;

Attachments are called swag and it is not possible to set size limits on
them and the FAQs are found in the docos. Subscribers awaiting notification
are wags, banned users are wonks and newbies nongs.

The MTAs carry the dargs. Digest formats are called yarns, announcement only
lists oil and corrupted lists that have gone bung or wog can be found in

And despite everything, there will be no root access to the Alecs [ admins
], mate.  you will have to Google for that one.


More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list