Oxford Union rules out of date

Bug #184824 reported by Marnanel Thurman
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fortune-mod (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
fortune-mod (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Jono Bacon

Bug Description

/usr/share/games/fortunes/pets contains the fortune:

Any member introducing a dog into the Society's premises shall be
liable to a fine of one pound. Any animal leading a blind person shall
be deemed to be a cat.
                -- Rule 46, Oxford Union Society, London

1) The Oxford Union is not and has never been in London. It is in Oxford, hence the name.

2) This may have been the form of the rule at some point in the past for all I know, but the rule currently says:

Rule 51: Dogs
Any Member introducing or causing to be introduced a dog into the Society's premises shall be liable to a fine of five pounds inflicted by the Treasurer. Any animal leading a blind person shall be deemed to be a cat. Any animal entering on Police business shall be deemed to be a wombat.

See page 54 of http://www.oxford-union.org/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/1212/UnionRulesMT07.pdf

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TerryG (tgalati4) wrote :

Come on people. Let's at least get the fortunes correct. We can't be responsible for spreading misinformation concerning society rules.

Triaged to Confirmed.

Changed in fortune-mod:
status: New → Confirmed
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TerryG (tgalati4) wrote :

This would be considered low-hanging fruit. I'm not sure what the Society's rules are concerning low-hanging fruit.

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TerryG (tgalati4) wrote :

Assigned to Jono Bacon. He's a Brit. He should be able to figure this out.

Changed in fortune-mod:
assignee: nobody → jonobacon
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Jorge Castro (jorge) wrote :

Here's the fix, debdiff attached.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package fortune-mod - 1:1.99.1-3.1ubuntu3

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fortune-mod (1:1.99.1-3.1ubuntu3) jaunty; urgency=low

  * datfiles/pets: Correct Oxford Union Society fortune (LP: #184824)

 -- <email address hidden> (Jorge O. Castro) Thu, 05 Feb 2009 08:31:02 -0500

Changed in fortune-mod:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Looks good, uploaded.

Do you think you can forward the change upstream?

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Jorge Castro (jorge) wrote :
Changed in fortune-mod:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in fortune-mod (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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