When Language Goes Awry
By user12614620 on Apr 12, 2007
My Italian colleague Danilo Poccia wrote a post today (in Italian of course) about a cool graphical interface for dtrace. I've got a passing familiarity with Italian, so I started reading it. He called it "Chime, un'interfaccia grafica per DTrace", and you don't need much Italian to understand at least the title. Amusingly, though, I was pronouncing the software "key-meh" (which is how you'd say 'chime' in Italian). Chi is 'who', and me is the possessive pronoun 'my', so it didn't make much sense. "Who my"?