Me, Vinit and Surabhi were talking about Samsung phones. During this conversation Vinit said that “They have a kernel developer for the phone available” and Surabhi responded “We should ask the ‘Kernel’ to talk to Sam”.
By this time me and Vinit had already started cracking up. For those of you who are not computer science majors (which Surabhi is BTW) the kernel is the core base of the system on top of which everything else is built upon. So when programmers/comp sci people talk about the kernel they are talking about the core software not a ‘Colonel’ in the army.