Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

  • Keynote
    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
  • Keynote
    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
  • Conference Themes
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    ´╗┐British and American English I've never heard anyone actually say it except when referring to a coin coin type canard, so I really nike blazer don't know. By the way, are "canaille" and "canard" in the French list? Hayford Peirce 17:29, 4 May 2008 (CDT) i thought of the former, + don't think it is. What I meant was, do the Brits (or did they) call "water heaters" in general "geysers", either after the real thing in Iceland or after the name, say, of a particular British company that made them? Hayford Peirce 17:29, 29 June 2008 (CDT) definitely i have heard that usage, which is where 'geezer' comes from, yes don't recall if it was a c name Ro Thorpe 17:38, 29 June 2008 (CDT)isn't general usage for 'caravan', is it? Ro Thorpe 14:48, 9 July 2008 (CDT) It used to be when I was a kid. Now I think they're "mobile homes", plus some other terms that don't readily spring to mind. Hayford Peirce 15:38, 9 July 2008 (CDT) i asked coz i heard it u no where. is 'caravan' used in any sense in merkin? Ro Thorpe 18:38, 9 July 2008 (CDT) just sliced off some finger am back from the ER feelin' OK. am gonna go to bed with an extra cold martini but it's hard to type. "caravan" is used only in the sense nike quad zip backpack of "a caravan of old trucks snaked its way through the desert, following their intrepid leader Hayford Peirce 00:18, 10 July 2008 (CDT)" ouch hope it's on the mend now. thanks for confirming my suspicions Ro Thorpe 10:36, 10 July 2008 (CDT) feels fine this morning but am typing with 1 finger. "trailer" is still used, particularly in "she lives in a trailer park" or "trailer home park". Or "she is trailer park trash". poor girl. Hayford Peirce 10:46, 10 July 2008 (CDT) good; and yes, i've put it in, have heard all those uses Ro Thorpe 10:53, 10 July 2008 (CDT) redundant vs laid off isn't "made redundant" used by brits to say, "GM laid off 6,000 workers today"? or some such. it;s never used in that way in 'merkin. Hayford Peirce 11:35, 10 July 2008 (CDT) nice one, that's exactly right, and nearly always in the passive. Ro Thorpe 12:36, 10 July 2008 (CDT) active: "bill smith wuz redundantized today"? hehe. Hayford Peirce 13:05, 10 July 2008 (CDT) sounds like 'disappeared'. i'll put it in. Ro Thorpe 13:21, 10 July 2008 (CDT) oh, i say! Hayford Peirce 14:00, 10 July 2008 (CDT)yes, i was surprized, as jane austen would put it, that checkers wasn't in no doubt that inspired your '' and the spelling. the nike 72 'a' spelling is a near obsolete synonym of 'nothing', as in 'stop at ', the 'o' spelling is 0. 'zero' is used by brits too, but has serious sci connotations. i'm surprised at 'cipher' though, i thought that usage was obsolete, or referred only to the 0 character. must stop now before my arm falls off Ro Thorpe 17:53, 19 July 2008 (CDT) ?should we have both: Hayford Peirce 18:35, 19 July 2008 (CDT) i'd go for '' in the table and a footnote to cover BrE 'zero' if it's more limited than AmE usage and '', which ox. has as 'arch' but then goes on to quote 3 acceptable modern usages, 'bring to', 'come to' and 'set at' to add to mine above Ro Thorpe 18:49, 19 July 2008 (CDT)