Django’s session id cookie used to be called ‘hotclub’ until people start deeming it too pornish.

Django: Now 10% less pornish

We’ve changed the default session cookie name. Instead of “hotclub”, it’s now “sessionid”. Intended as a reference to the Hot Club of France (one of Django Reinhardt’s bands), “hotclub” had been misinterpreted by some people as having some sort of porn-site meaning.

Oh, well. Wit and obscure references only go so far.

Source: Django weblog

And you can see from the changelog:

Default:'sessionid'(**Django development version.** Previous default was'hotclub', which was deemed to pornish.)

Of course, if you much prefer ‘hotclub’, you can change it back with the SESSION_COOKIE_NAME setting.

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Pretty amusing I say.

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