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Re: [gNewSense-users] OT - where did this 'burning dog' name come from?

From: Paul O'Malley
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] OT - where did this 'burning dog' name come from?
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 23:22:07 +0100
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andrei raevsky wrote:
> Hi,
> I am just curious - why "burning dog"?  It does not bother me in the least,
> but it does sound like some poor animal has been set on fire, does it not?
> (which at least fire fox does not).  Would something like blazing wolf (-:
> or - better - scintillating canid :-) not sound less RSPCA-provoking?
Start with:
for naming be punny

fire         fox


ice          weasel

it has to be different due to upstream

burning      dog

burn         dog

burn does not read as well as burning

if you want to build a myth then
burning is seen in some traditions as a good thing as it renews the land
and removes that which thwarts growth but that is taking it way too far


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