[Python-Dev] timsort for jython
Sun, 4 Aug 2002 06:52:18 -0400
>>>>> "CT" == Christian Tismer <email@example.com> writes:
CT> Tim Peters wrote:
>> [Christian Tismer]
>>> I'd like to pet you for your new version,
>> LOL -- that comes off a bit, umm, endearing to American English
>> ears. But I understand the sentiment, and thank you for it.
CT> I meant "to tap s.o. on the shoulder". Does this have the
CT> meaning of encouraging and honoring?
The verb pet is most often used to mean stroking or caressing an
animal -- a pet dog or cat.
There is also a slang usage of pet that is straight out of the
Hungarian phrasebook. Not "My hovercraft is full of eels," but "Drop
your panties, Sir William, I cannot wait 'til lunchtime."
Your meaning was clear, but it was impossible to suppress a wry grin.