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Re: [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?

by pudge (Sexton)
on May 15, 2006 at 17:58 UTC ( #549554=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?

Why do you call yourself "monsieur_champs"? Or "-Barry-"? WHO THE HELL CARES? Get a life. Names are just one of many type of symbols by which we recognize things. Which names we choose for ourselves are up to us. Some of them have consequences: you may think, incorrectly, that brian d foy is an asshole because of how he renders his name. That's the risk he takes, just like you took a risk calling yourself the French Champion, making me think you're a pansy.
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Re^2: [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?
by monsieur_champs (Curate) on May 16, 2006 at 11:20 UTC

    For the record, Monsieur Champs is a literal translation of my last name ("Campos") to french, prefixed with the equivalent treatment for the english mister (i.e., Monsieur) - a pun on my name as I explained previously.

    I believe that if one is to chose a "unique identifier" for oneself, and have it respected - something you, as an author, correctly insist upon - one should really be ready to respect other's choices on this matter.

    You will notice that at no point did I say your choice is "strange" - I was only curious about it because of my friend's question, and because it doesn't follow the usual conventions for name writing.

    I just asked something I don't know, taking care of not offending anyone while doing so. This is the Seekers of Perl Wisdom section purpose, it isn't? If I'm wrong, or did something you have a good enough motivation to think is disrespectful or evil, or just not as nice and polite as I am supposed to be, please downvote me to death.

Re^2: [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?
by rhesa (Vicar) on May 15, 2006 at 18:05 UTC
    Just a gentle reminder: "champs" means "fields" in French. "Champs Elysées", you know? Nothing champion-y about that.

    Now if he'd called himself monsieur_champignon, that would've been suspect ;)

    -- rhesa (and yes, that's my real name :)

      Actually, I am well aware of that. I took several years of French in school. It's why I chose that example: if you're going to go around judging people by your ignorant interpreation of the meaning of their names (even if just the form of the name), be prepared for the same back at you. :-)
        Fair enough :) I got your overall point, but couldn't decide if you were being sarcastic, or misread his nick. Now I know ;)

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