Re: [OT] translation

Date: Fri Dec 03 1999 - 19:09:54 CET

On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 06:47:33PM +0000, Michele Andreoli wrote:
> Please, what means this sentence:
> "I just love it when you developers deliberately cut off your noses to
> spite your faces. "
> It is offending?

Somewhat. It's implying that you are doing something very, very
short-sighted (ill-conceived, poorly-planned) merely in order
to be contrary.

It's a very snide way of saying "I'm right, you're wrong. I'm
smarter than you are."

I find it to be used almost exclusively by snobbish, condescending
types who wouldn't know a good idea if it bit them in the ass.



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