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Devesh H Rao
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The poor guy got ticked off for providing a imaginary name, which as he explained later doesn�t seem to be the case.

Made me wonder if we translate the meaning of our names into a different language/ alternate meaning what would it be.

Devesh = (English) King of Gods.


PS: I know names like Michael, Paul are derived from saints , but what do they mean?
Chetan Parekh
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Well this is a real experience.

This was when I was working as a faculty around 2001-2002. I took a batch of Computer Basics. The Class had 2 North Indians hence I had to teach in Hindu and not in local language.

I was teaching about File System and related stuff. I told that “agar aap ko koi bhi data computer ke under store karma hai to file babana pade ga aur file ka proper name dena pade ga, bina naam ki file save nahi hoti hai”(If you want to store anything in computer, you have to store in file and you can’t store any file without giving any name. you can’t store nameless file in computer.)

One Gujju guy argued with me why it it not possible. And I explaing him properly, entire class was understood, but still at last he was bit confused.

Next day, that fellow call me in lab and told me “ Sir, aap ne bola tha ki bina naam ki file nahi ho shakti hai, par dekhiye, yeh bina naam ki file save ho gayee”

And saw bina.txt on his desktop.

Actully BINA means “without” in hindi and “event” in Gujarati and BINA is a girl’s name also in Gujarati, hence that guy confused.
[ October 31, 2005: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]

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LOL. good one


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Devesh H Rao
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I used to know a guy whose idea of creating hidden files/folders was trying to create them without names.

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Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Devesh H Rao:

Chetan Parekh = ?

Check here
Chetan Parekh
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This is also really great incidence.

We were sitting at friends shop and someone came to his neighbor’s shop (he has shop of stationary) and ask “Manekchand hai kya” (Do you have a Manekchand? Manekchand is a popular Gutkha).

The wife of shop owner replied “Manekchand to bahar gaye hai, sham taka a jayen ge” (Manekchand is out and will come in evening).

That guy surprised and left the shop.

Actually the name of shop ownwer is Manekchand Shah and that lady don’t know that Manekchand is a brand of Gutkha.
Paul Bourdeaux
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Originally posted by Devesh H Rao:
PS: I know names like Michael, Paul are derived from saints , but what do they mean?


Paul comes from the Roman family name Paulus, which meant "small" or "humble" in Latin. Saint Paul was an important leader of the early Christian church, his story told in Acts in the New Testament. He was originally named Saul, but changed his name after converting to Christianity.

Michael comes from the Hebrew name Miyka'el which meant "who is like God?". This is the name of one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies, and thus is considered the patron saint of soldiers.

You can learn more about the origins and meanings names here. They actually have several different ethnic types too.


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