OT: trainspotting was Re: origins of "kludge"
Gordon JC Pearce
gordon at gjcp.net
Sun Apr 3 04:46:13 CDT 2005
Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Mar 2005, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
>>>>Doubtless from the Scots word "cludgie", meaning outside toilet.
>>>>Since we don't have those any more, it refers to any rather squalid
>>>>toilet - think about the bookmaker scene in Trainspotting.
>>>You mean you actually understand the dialog in Trainspotting - my
>>>housekeeper who originally comes from Glasgow admits she can't
>>>understand much of the dialog :-)
>>I like the bit where they subtitle it during the party. ^_^
> Only because the music is so loud, so they have to. No vintage computer
> sightings in that one, but a great movie all the same!
The book is better. Spud does a lot more in the book, but it's all
"fourth wall" dialogue - he's talking to you, rather than the characters
in the book. More like he's telling you about it after it's all past,
rather than as the story develops.
Dangerously offtopic, I know.
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