Subject: Re: C# is not Dylan (was: Re: C# : The new language from M$) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/07/06 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Reini Urban | steroids? He means "anabolic steroids", specifically hormones resembling testosterone, which stimulate anabolism (the constructive phase of metabolism) in the body. These hormones are widely used to enhance the effect of muscle building. A sports star discovered to be on steroids is demoted to _asteroid_. (Just kidding.) I think catabolic steroids give a better picture of the development of some languages where this expression is used. Such steroids act as immunosuppressives in everything from asthma via transplant rejection to cancer and aids, and cause the body to accumulate water and build fatty tissue while breaking down muscle tissue. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.