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Re: Call for comments from IG: STEM survey first draft

From: Karen Myers <karen@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:17:44 -0500
Message-ID: <54BE7198.3060808@w3.org>
To: Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: Peter Krautzberger <peter.krautzberger@mathjax.org>, Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>, Tzviya Siegman <tsiegman@wiley.com>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>

On 1/20/15 9:59 AM, Thierry MICHEL wrote:
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> On 20/01/2015 15:04, Ivan Herman wrote:
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>>> On 20 Jan 2015, at 14:59 , Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org> wrote:
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>>> On 20/01/2015 14:19, Peter Krautzberger wrote:
>>>>> I am not sure I understand who are the pigs.
>>>>
>>>> We (the TF) had decided to do a test run with a small number of test
>>>> subjects; this found approval on a regular IG call later.
>>>>
>>>> The goal will be to reduce our inevitable blind spots before releasing
>>>> it to the wider group of people. The data from these test subjects 
>>>> would
>>>> not enter the survey (though they would be able to take part in the
>>>> final survey as well).
>>>
>>> Yes I  am aware of that resolution, I couldn't (and don't) 
>>> understand why they are called pigs.
>>>
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>> Thierry,
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>> "guinea pig" is an English expression. It is a name of an animal:
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>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_pig
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>> in contrast google translate, it is 'cochon d'inde' in Frence. And it 
>> is also used as an expression for "cobaye".
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> sorry but I was not aware of this english meaning and in France you 
> would not want to be called a pig nor a guinea pig ;-)
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> in French Guinea pig is 'cochon d'inde', which actually means pigs of 
> America, because when Christopher Columbus discovered America he 
> thought it was India.
> So some animals like turkey (dinde, cochon d'inde, dindon) and indians 
> carry that indian spell.
Also "ble d'Inde" is used in Quebec for sweet corn that humans eat.
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> Thierry
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>> Ivan
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