Re: make mrproper
Thunder from the hill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 25 Jan 2001 11:33:59 -0700
> My guess is that it is a joke. 'Meister Proper' is the German
> Mister Clean (the big, bald guy on the same-name cleaning
> agent bottle). I'm not sure of the spelling, though. It's been
> a while since I've seen the commercials.
You've spelled it correct.
> I dunno if it's Finnish, though. Never been there. Maybe it was
> put in by a German developer. Maybe not. It was there when
> I started.
Sure it was, since Mr. Proper already existed in the sixties...
People who don't know what it means usually use make spotless.
I have also already seen Mr. Proper in the US, and some other countries
seem to have it, too.
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