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

From: Andrew Wigglesworth
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] OT - where did this 'burning dog' name come from?
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 20:04:12 +0100
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On Thursday 29 March 2007 19:04, Tryggvi Björgvinsson wrote:
> andrei raevsky wrote:
> > indeed, but foxes (including, presumably, fire foxes) are canidae,
> > which brings up other options such as "combusting jackal" or even
> > "oxidizing dhole" :-))
> Why the obsession with gerunds? Mocking the 'firefox' name IMO shouldn't
> change the prefixed noun. 'firefox' isn't 'firing fox' (nor 'firing
> squad' or 'fired fox').
> So in my grammatical utopia the names which have been suggested in this
> thread should be:
> 'blazewolf'
> 'burndog'
> 'combustjackal
> 'cremationrat'
> 'flameferret'
> 'hotdog'
> 'oxidizationdhole'
> 'scintillationcanid'
> I've never quite understood why 'burning dog' was chosen. But as Paul
> O'Malley said 'burndog' doesn't read right. Using it as a gerund makes
> more sense, but in my mind it looks even worse. I'm not trying to make
> any enemies, just sharing my thoughts on this matter. :)
> /Tryggvi

/me  doles out chinese burns all round.


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