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OK, it is winter, but we don't bash anything. So why is it called Winter Bash?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about English. – nicael Jan 5 '17 at 13:03
  • @nicael I don't understand – Mark Gardner Jan 5 '17 at 13:08
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    zsh is much better than bash. Next year it should be Winter zsh. – Martin Tournoij Jan 5 '17 at 13:08
  • Mark, it's the question not about Stack Exchange, but about the meaning of the word bash. – nicael Jan 5 '17 at 13:23
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    @nicael - nope, it is about the reason a specific name was chosen for a network wide event. The fact that the reason is not some obscure wordplay, reference to a meme or other joke but instead just a meaning of the word the topic creator didn't think about doesn't seem to make this OT imho. Maybe you can downvote for lack of research if you feel grinchy enough, but to actually close as OT seems a little stretched. – Νеvеrꭑoꭇе Jan 5 '17 at 14:00
  • It's not winter in Australia.... – Robert Columbia Jan 5 '17 at 14:05
  • @Derpy not only didn't think about, but didn't know about. – Mark Gardner Jan 7 '17 at 15:37
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From dictionary.com, bash:

noun

  1. a crushing blow.
  2. Informal. a thoroughly enjoyable, lively party.

Meaning 4 is why WinterBash is named so.

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    So I didn't have to punch all those people ... brb, I have some apologies to make. – Bart Jan 5 '17 at 13:14
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    For a pair of glasses, you sure like living dangerously... – Oded Jan 5 '17 at 13:15
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There are several meaning of bash

Bash meaning

a party or social event. "a birthday bash"

It is likely to be a slang way to call it explained here well.

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