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:
(**Django development version.** Previous default was
, which was deemed to pornish.)
Of course, if you much prefer ‘hotclub’, you can change it back with the SESSION_COOKIE_NAME setting.
Pretty amusing I say.