Looking through Network tab on Chrome developer tools, I noticed a file called "hakovaim.js" and in it seems to be code that controls the Winter Bash hats.

Why was this name chosen? The word "hakovaim" means "the hats" in Hebrew. I was wondering if this was created by a Hebrew speaking person, or is that just a coincidence?

And if it is the Hebrew word, then why would that be used on this file name instead of a more useful English word?

(Hopefully the person who actually created that file will see this question, but if anyone else knows, I am really curious about this.)


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Winter Bash 2020 was largely created by Yaakov Ellis, who lives in Israel and does indeed speak Hebrew.

He probably included the name as a sort of Easter Egg.

ולמה שלא יעשה את זה?

  • חמוד מאוד. :). i just hope future ppl dont get confused. lol.
    – Dave
    Dec 31, 2020 at 6:44
  • does anyone know of any other hebrew "easter eggs"?
    – Dave
    Dec 31, 2020 at 6:44
  • 1
    Here's a famous one
    – Aibobot
    Dec 31, 2020 at 8:24

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