Friday, May 11, 2007
Claws Mail - the email client that bites!
"that really bites" or "that bites" is a very negative judgment (like "sucks"). A note on the American Dialect Society mailing list agrees with me, dating the expression to circa 1971.
I asked hakia, "Is 'that bites' a compliment?"
Answer: Brilliant query indeed. How about: The bland, repetitive featurettes are full of boilerplate sound bites complimenting the accomplished cast.
That isn't quite what for which I was hoping. I suppose my query may have been too succinct.
Nevertheless, I think Claws should change its slogan. I also think they should discontinue their "Sometimes intelligent design is better than Evolution" t-shirts--too few people know that Evolution is an email client developed by the gnome project.
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Concerning the Evolution tshirts, that's just an insider's joke, it's not the official one, and it's made on purpose to raise eyebrows ;-)