[wp-hackers] Decision time in re: admin rework

Hacker Scot shacker at birdhouse.org
Sun Dec 23 19:33:26 GMT 2007

>>> PLEASE use this opportunity to change "Howdy" to "Hello" -  
>>> Wordpress is
>>> an international product, not a U.S.A one - howdy really doesn't  
>>> work
>>> well in Europe!

In case it's not obvious to non-U.S. users, just wanted to say that we  
don't go around saying "Howdy" to each other in the U.S. When  
Americans hear "Howdy," we think "Old time cowboy" or "1950s western."  
Howdy as a  greeting is NOT common in the U.S., and is usually used in  
a tongue-in-cheek sort of way. So it seems odd to see all these people  
calling it U.S.-centric.

I'm not arguing against making it localizable - just saying that I  
don't think Matt's insisting on it is as U.S.-centric as it may look.  
It's just a small bit of fun, and it does a good job of showing that  
WP doesn't take itself so seriously that it can't have a bit of fun.


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