A convert from Ubuntu, I picked up Arch due to it's KISS reputation. I see Arch's great strength as userfriendliness: The user is aided by a well-ordered and consistent structure and annotated configuration files in shaping her/his system.
- A chochem, or the female chochema, is a possessor of wisdom, a brilliant person. It's the ultimate tribute to a scholar. But it can also be said of a shrewd man because he's so clever, or inventive. It is said with the highest respect, like 'A chochem of the Talmud'. Yet it can be used in a negative way, to make fun of somebody. You'd say, 'Noch a chochem'; that is, 'Another scholar!' Or 'Uch, this is a nuclear scientist! A brain surgeon he'll never be. A genius he's not.' You reverse the meaning so that you call someone a chochem when you don't want to call him a jerk.