The Modernization of Emacs: terminology buffer and keybinding

nebulous99 at nebulous99 at
Wed Oct 10 03:05:11 CEST 2007

On Oct 8, 7:32 am, Joost Kremers <joostkrem... at> wrote:
> bbo... at wrote:
> > Don't both "man" and those words for measurement come ultimately from
> > words for "hand" (similarly to words like "manual", as in labor)?
> no.

Do not bluntly contradict me in public.

> "manual" is derived from latin "manus" meaning "hand". the word "man"
> is related to (though not directly derived from) "mind", and the latin word
> "mens", which means "mind".

So you assert, but "man" bears a much closer resemblance to "manus"
than it does to "mens".

Or are you proposing that the plural word "men" came first? That would
be ... odd.

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