Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Being Root(ed)

I've never been totally comfortable with calling the administrative user "root", not because of prior Windows experience, but because, well, in our slang "root" means "to have sex with".

Thus, in Australia you may hear somebody described as a "wombat" because he "eats, roots and leaves". Our slang is so damn subtle.

User: The book says I need to be root?
Me: **snigger** Yeah, root.

I am so damn juvenile.

4 comments:

SquareGirl said...

Ben, Thanks for helping me get Henry back on Square Girl...wait...That didn't come out right.

Anyways, thanks for the assistance.

Ben said...

:) You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

I used the taboo phone sex Olympics in my team talk. When I went to bed,
Kelly Holmes turned me on - which is sad for me isn�t it? taboo phone sex

Lorraine said...

You didn't mention that when you became my administrative user!!! now I find out we're rooting, PUBLICLY
Cool