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Elizabeth Mattijsen
December 9, 2019 15:02
Re: A grand idea on the documentation
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> On 9 Dec 2019, at 15:26, ToddAndMargo via perl6-users <> wrote:
> On 2019-12-09 03:47, Elizabeth Mattijsen wrote:
>>> On 9 Dec 2019, at 10:32, ToddAndMargo via perl6-users <> wrote:
>>> On 2019-12-09 00:33, JJ Merelo wrote:
>>>> The Raku community has got a community documentation. It's called the official documentation, and it's done by the community. You want to write your own and help yourself and maybe others, there're lots lof places you can do that: <>, Medium, your own blog. Even the "official" Raku Advent Calendar or your very own.
>>> Spoken by a true guard dog!  :-)
>> Not funny at all.  I'm very close to put you in my *plonk* category.
> For some odd reason, some folks thought I was calling
> him an actual dog (canine).  Would you have been
> similarly offended if I had called him a "gatekeeper"?

If you call someone a dog, it is most likely you intended the "an unpleasant, contemptible, or wicked man" meaning.  Check your dictionary:

dog | dɒɡ | 
1 a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, non-retractable claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice. 
Canis familiaris, family Canidae (the dog family); probably domesticated from the wolf in the Mesolithic period. The dog family also includes the wolves, coyotes, jackals, and foxes.
• a wild animal of the dog family. 
• the male of an animal of the dog family, or of some other mammals such as the otter: [as modifier] :  a dog fox. 
• (the dogs) British informal greyhound racing: a night at the dogs. 
2 informal an unpleasant, contemptible, or wicked man: he wasinterrupted by cries of ‘dirty dog!’ | come out, Michael, you dog! 
• [with adjective] dated used to refer to a person of a specified kind in a tone of playful reproof, commiseration, or congratulation: your historian is a dull dog | you lucky dog! 
• used to refer to someone who is abject or miserable, especially because they have been treated harshly: I make him work like a dog| Rab was treated like a dog. 
• informal, offensive an unattractive woman. 
• Australian/NZ informal an informer or traitor: one day she's going to turn dog on you. 
• informal, chiefly North American a thing of poor quality: a dog of afilm. 
• informal a horse that is slow or difficult to handle. 
3 used in names of dogfishes, e.g. sandy dog, spur-dog. 
4 a mechanical device for gripping. 
5 (dogs) North American informal feet. 
6 (dogs) Horse Racing, US barriers used to keep horses off a particular part of the track.

> Is English your first language?

No, is it yours?
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