----- Original Message ----- 
From: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif / pinkjuice.com>
To: ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 5:56 AM
Subject: [ruby-talk:23280] Re: Bruce Eckel's opinion of Ruby


> Sean Russell wrote:
> 
> 
> > Wow, that's almost admirable.  I was just being an onry cuss.
> 
> 
> What does "onry" mean?
> 

Very American slang, usually spelled "ornery" --
probably deriving from "ordinary." Can mean
"mean, common, low-down" and other related
things, maybe even "cruel" or "irritable."

Hal