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toughboy
Oct 26, 2003, 05:20 AM
well it may seem dummie, but I couldnt understand what "hell froze over" meant when it was on the Apple site.. I forgot to ask it in last week, but now I'll ask..

what does "hell froze over" mean??

thanx in advance..

edesignuk
Oct 26, 2003, 05:21 AM
The fact that Apple ported iTunes to Windows.

Wes
Oct 26, 2003, 05:37 AM
Well I see you are from Turkey, so you probably don't know the phrase hell freezing over, the two opposites coming together, it being very hot in hell and Apple making one of its best programs for Windows.

EDITED: for BAD typo.

Makosuke
Oct 26, 2003, 06:55 AM
It would be more accurate to say the expression "That'll happen when hell freezes over." is referring to something that is extremely unlikely to happen--hell being a place of eternal flame and brimstone, so it's never going to freeze there.

And, Jobs said "We'll release a version of iTunes for Windows when Hell freezes over." (At least at the music event, although it's the sort of thing many, including him maybe, would have said beforehand as well.)

Hence, "Hell froze over."

Must be global warming.

hvfsl
Oct 26, 2003, 06:58 AM
Originally posted by Wes
Well I see you are from Turkey, so you probably don't know the phrase hell freezing over, the two opposites coming together, it being very cold in hell and Apple making one of its best programs for Windows.

I thought it was more like, in US culture, hell is generally seen as a very hot place (different cultures have different ideas of hell) and the chances of it freezing over are very low to imposible.

The chances of Apple making iTunes for Windows were very low because iTunes is one of the reasons for people to choose Macs over PCs.

So Apple was linking the unlikelyness of hell freezing over to iTunes being released for the PC.

Wes
Oct 26, 2003, 07:03 AM
Originally posted by hvfsl
I thought it was more like, in US culture, hell is generally seen as a very hot place (different cultures have different ideas of hell) and the chances of it freezing over are very low to imposible.

The chances of Apple making iTunes for Windows were very low because iTunes is one of the reasons for people to choose Macs over PCs.

So Apple was linking the unlikelyness of hell freezing over to iTunes being released for the PC.

Sorry, I made a stupid typo.

Mr. Anderson
Oct 26, 2003, 08:24 AM
Another one in that vein indicating very bad odds at happening - "A snowballs chance in Hell"

Not very good chances ;)

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