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The origin of my butler robot's name
« on: July 21, 2008, 01:45:46 PM »
A bunch of people have been wondering about it and I named it thinking that Chives was the name of a standard English butler ,mistaking it for the name Jeeves. I used the name Chives in a joke among friends when saying that my friend's maid had a butler under her bed named Chives. So I built my butler robot and named it Chives. Later people told me of my mistake and the name stuck.

By the way chives is a type of onion ( not the robot Chives).

Chives has some historical significance , lol
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History and cultural importance:
Chives have been cultivated in Europe since the Middle Ages, although signs of its usage date back to 5000 years ago[4].
The Romans believed chives could relieve the pain from sunburn or a sore throat. They believed that eating chives would increase blood pressure and acted as a diuretic.[citation needed]
Romanian Gypsies have used chives in fortune telling.[19]
It was believed that bunches of dried chives hung around a house would ward off disease and evil.

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 *gasp* the Romans ate robots??? 

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« Last Edit: July 21, 2008, 01:47:14 PM by airman00 »
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Re: The origin of my butler robot's name
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 02:14:33 PM »
"It was believed that bunches of dried chives hung around a house would ward off disease and evil."

Yes, a bunch of Chives' would sure keep away evil from your house (but one will do as well) :D ;)

When i first read about your robot I also assumed Chives was the standard butler name :P
« Last Edit: July 21, 2008, 02:49:26 PM by Fredrik Andersson »
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Re: The origin of my butler robot's name
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 02:47:35 PM »
When i first read about your robot I also assumed Chives was the standard butler name :P

Yey , im not the only one!    :D
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Re: The origin of my butler robot's name
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 02:55:39 PM »
...Romanian Gypsies...[19]
Source : Wikipedia.com

*feels deeply offended*
do you even know what romanian means?
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Re: The origin of my butler robot's name
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 03:06:37 PM »
*feels deeply offended*
do you even know what romanian means?

a person from the country of Romania?

what else does it mean?
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Re: The origin of my butler robot's name
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 03:08:46 PM »
you are messing up rroma people (gypsies) with the oh-so-much-associated image of romanian gypsies.
romanians are not gypsies. wtf?
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Re: The origin of my butler robot's name
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 03:10:53 PM »
you are messing up rroma people (gypsies) with the oh-so-much-associated image of romanian gypsies.
romanians are not gypsies. wtf?

dont blame me , blame wikipedia
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Re: The origin of my butler robot's name
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 06:19:02 PM »
I don't think it is offending. It says "romanian gypsies" (could have been hungarian gypsies), that means gypsies from Romania, not all romanians are gypsies. And it is true that there are gypsies in Romania that do fortune telling, so it is probably also true that they use chives for that.
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Re: The origin of my butler robot's name
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 07:04:54 PM »
Old fashioned gypsies were called romany gypsies who were well known for fortune telling etc... the term romany actually came from romanian gypsies (even though most werent romanian. They used to travel to romania to sell their wares from surrounding countries, at some point romanias rich powerful people started enslaving the gypsies and forcing them to do work).

Dont be offended, nobody ever said that everybody in romania is a gypsie, but then being a gypsie is a way of life and many of them are proud to be gypsies.

Also chives produce large purple flowers on the ends of their stalks which are edible and slightly onion flavored. recipe idea: use in any salad to produce color and add taste ;D

Chives does have a butleresque ring to it :)

 


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