Social problems of Python doc [was Re: Python docs disappointing]

Hendrik van Rooyen hendrik at microcorp.co.za
Wed Aug 12 10:45:51 CEST 2009


On Tuesday 11 August 2009 19:53:16 Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> You want community input into the docs, but you're not willing to give
> that input except to bitch and moan and sook that the tracker is no good.

wtf does the verb  "sook" mean?

I find:

sook
  /sʊk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sook] Show IPA
Use sook in a Sentence
–noun
1. 	Australia and New Zealand. a timid, cowardly person, esp. a young person; 
crybaby.
–interjection
2. 	Midland U.S. (used to summon cows from the pasture).
Origin:
1890–95; prob. from earlier sense “calf reared by hand,” perh. suck(-calf), 
with sp. repr. N England, Scots pron. of suck (but earliest cited pron. of 
sook is (so̅o̅k))

Sometimes English drives me crazy.

- Hendrik



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