Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jan 2011 22:18 UTC, submitted by alinandrei
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu De kogel is door de kerk. After years of focussing entirely on Gtk+ and GNOME, Ubuntu will finally start evaluating Qt applications for inclusion in the defaukt Ubuntu installation. Mark Shuttleworth announced the policy change on his blog today.
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RE: De kogel is door de kerk
by fonebone on Wed 19th Jan 2011 03:37 UTC in reply to "De kogel is door de kerk"
fonebone
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2005-10-05

I'm not Dutch, but we have the same expression. It literally means "the bullet went through the church". We say: "Die koel is deur die kerk".

Edited 2011-01-19 03:38 UTC

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RE[2]: De kogel is door de kerk
by blaer on Wed 19th Jan 2011 10:39 in reply to "RE: De kogel is door de kerk"
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2010-10-28

It is a dutch (and also south african, as it turns out) saying. Its origins lie in war. Warring parties did not fight in churches, out of respect. As soon as one of them violated that rule it meant that the church stopped being a safe haven.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Thanks, I always wondered. That is really useful.

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