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Hamza

07/25/2019, 12:22 PM
KOTLIN IS, AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN, A BRAND OF KETCHUP. IT IS NOT A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
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Big Chungus

07/25/2019, 12:47 PM
Care to elaborate? This sounds interesting
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Stephan Schroeder

07/25/2019, 12:47 PM
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Hamza

07/25/2019, 12:47 PM
Kotlin is a real brand of ketchup. Google it
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streetsofboston

07/25/2019, 12:47 PM
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Big Chungus

07/25/2019, 12:47 PM
Oh shit 😄
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Gerard de Leeuw

07/25/2019, 12:53 PM
And an island in Saint Petersburg: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kotlin+Island/
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Hamza

07/25/2019, 12:54 PM
And a battleship
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Gerard de Leeuw

07/25/2019, 12:54 PM
I think the language is named after the island? Because Java is also named after an island and Jetbrains HQ is in Saint Peterburg
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streetsofboston

07/25/2019, 1:01 PM
Yes, it's named for that island in St Petersburg's harbor. 😀
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Mike

07/25/2019, 1:12 PM
Java is also a term for coffee in most English speaking places. Words get re-used... As long as its not confusing to consumers, it's not really a problem. No one is going to think the ketchup company decided to create a programming language, and no one is going to think that Jetbrains has started making ketchup, will they?
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Hamza

07/25/2019, 1:16 PM
@Mike what are you talking about? Kotlin is only a ketchup brand and will never be anything else
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pivovarit

07/25/2019, 1:17 PM
Fun fact: the name of the ketchup comes from the name of that place in Poland 😉
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Mike

07/25/2019, 1:18 PM
@Hamza I hope you're just joking around... Where I'm from, Heinz is the premiere ketchup brand. No such thing as a ketchup called Kotlin here.
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Hamza

07/25/2019, 1:21 PM
im just joking haha
i was making a joke of the comment in the daily wtf post
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Mike

07/25/2019, 1:23 PM
Good 😉. I read the article, but that comment hadn't stuck in my mind. It is interesting how we all have certain associations based on where we grew up, and now that we're more global, they start to 'clash'.
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mbonnin

07/25/2019, 1:54 PM
Is there a place to actually buy these ? I could see meetups/#KotlinEverywhere events serve Kotlin-flavoured hot dogs 🌭
(besides going to Kotlin, PL :-))
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Marko Mitic

07/25/2019, 1:55 PM
It is interesting how we all have certain associations based on where we grew up
If you're Slav, you program in Kotlin
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Hamza

07/25/2019, 1:57 PM
Actually though. How popular is kotlin in Russia?
I know the HQ is in saint Petersburg, but is it like huge over there?
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Uzi Landsmann

07/25/2019, 2:40 PM
You used Scala as search term, not as a programming language. It should be: https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?geo=RU&q=%2Fm%2F0_lcrx4,%2Fm%2F091hdj
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Hamza

07/25/2019, 3:03 PM
interestingly, the search term kotlin ismore popular than the search term programming
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Marko Mitic

07/25/2019, 3:09 PM
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