Just randomly pick couple sentences ;-)
"the same reason that other interpreted languages are not"
You are not saying that you never heard of VB, actually people even taught Quick Basic. So go find a different reason.
"but the buzz word 'CGI' never implied perl to me"
Bravo!!!I gave you the credit for this. At last some Perl guys showed the correct understanding of CGI. CGI was a protocol, until it was totally misunderstood by some other perl guys, and abused it as the name for a module that was not even slightly related to CGI.
The term of CGI was misused in Perl, but was the buzz word for Perl's ability to deliver largely static web content, which is not relevent any more in today's fast advancing IT environment.