[TUHS] Origin of 'kill -9'?

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Thu Nov 16 08:51:12 AEST 2017


Don Hopkins <don at DonHopkins.com> wrote:
 |> I think 9 has ties to "pain", but the number that has connection \
 |> to "death" in Japanese is 4 (四 shi, "four", which sounds like 死 \
 |> shi, "death").
 |> 
 |> -嘘.
 |
 |9 means “no” in German.

I wonder whether Plan9 used to be translated as plan-no, then.
Nine while nine (...waiting for the train).

--steffen
|
|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)


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