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I am reading this forum for months and now decided me to ask, what is bothering me 4th month.
I already looked in dictionaries, but cannot understand foll., what is:
- bartender
- green horn (is it a young cow? and why I am called by this wo my authorization?)
- moose
 
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This is more properly a JavaRanch question, but here goes... everyone starts life as greenhorn (yup, your life as a Java developer only starts properly once you've discovered this site). After 40(?) posts, you've become a regular and upgrade to ranch hand. After lots of well thought out, considerate posts, the folks at the 'ranch may decide you should be roped in to moderate a forum and you become Bartender. Finally a few privileged individuals with good connections are sheriffs; they have full privileges on all forums.
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Well, really I was not asking abt career conditions. I was curious in what would say a dictionary, did it have those words there...OK, thanks, close a thread
 
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In the old west (the american old west) someone who was new at something was considered to be a greenhorn, its not a reflection on your skills or knowledge its a reflection on how long you've been coming to the ranch. I guess the reason for all of these terms is because the ranch gives a western (American again) tone to the site so they used all western descriptions.
hope that helps
Maybe we should move to the java ranch forum?!?

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what is:
- bartender

A person hired to make and sell drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) at a bar (also known in the old American west as a saloon)

- green horn (is it a young cow? and why I am called by this wo my authorization?)

a beginner. A young cow is a calf. Every beginner at JavaRanch is a greenhorn until they have enough posts to be a ranch hand (>30)

- moose

a vegetarian wild animal with antlers living in western US that looks vaguely similar to the moose-head picture at the top of the forum pages. Hunted by some for sport or meat (as well as elk and deer).

I'm moving this to the JavaRanch forum.

[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited October 21, 2001).]
 
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I'm a ranch hand now...yeehaw!
Y'all keep an eye out for my posts, I'm lookin' to make bartender some day and share in the elite status of my predecessors.
 
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