This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
@Joe: Well, under your logic, this site should do away with the whole ranch theme, since "many ranch terms are not well-known outside the US.". Do folks outside the US know what a greenhorn is? Yet, that's what new forum members are called here. Do folks in India know what a "Sheriff" is? While it's known in the US and UK, I'm not sure it's term known in other countries unless they look it up.