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Ever been to Perl?

by Sixtease (Friar)
on Jan 21, 2008 at 12:38 UTC ( #663365=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

My colleague took me by car to Luxembourg in October. We went over a village called Perl. :-) I made him stop and take pictures.

Cool eh? :-)

use strict; use warnings; print "Just Another Perl Hacker\n";

Comment on Ever been to Perl?
Re: Ever been to Perl?
by jplindstrom (Monsignor) on Jan 21, 2008 at 12:44 UTC

      You missed out the village of Borg that's a "suburb" of Perl.

      The Community Perl once sponsored the German Perl Workshop by sending boxes containing bottles of Perlwein from Perl

      Cheers, Sören

        Actually, being an ex-trekkie, I didn't miss Borg. Had I had the steering wheel, I'd have made a stop there. But I didn't want to bother that much - I saw the looks when I asked for being photographed with the Perl label. :-)

        use strict; use warnings; print "Just Another Perl Hacker\n";
Re: Ever been to Perl?
by zentara (Archbishop) on Jan 21, 2008 at 14:31 UTC
    Anyone know the meaning of the words Perl, and Apach in their respective languages? Including the "commonly used slang meaning"?

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
      Since at least Perl seems to be in Germany: both words don't have a meaning, at least I know of none (and I'm a native speaker).

      There are a few variants of perl that do have a meaning in German, for example "Perle" is a pearl, and "perlen" is to bubble.

        From Theodor Fontane's translation of Shakespeare's Hamlet:
        "Gebt mir den Trank; Hamlet, die Perl' ist dein"

        Apart from that usage which avoids a diphtong by dropping the final vowel, I'm pretty sure that form is used in some places in Bavaria, too ;-)

        The final e is dropped in composite words also, e.g. Perlmutt, Perlwein (the former containing "pearl", the latter "bubble".)

        --shmem

        _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                                      /\_¯/(q    /
        ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
        ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
      It seems that Apach is a town name of german origin, -ach meaning "swift flowing water". Apach was formerly written as Aspach, so it could mean "place at the water where the aspen grow".

      --shmem

      _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                                    /\_¯/(q    /
      ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
      ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
Re: Ever been to Perl?
by Sixtease (Friar) on Jan 21, 2008 at 15:44 UTC

    By the way, it seems that Germany's fondness for Perl is not limited to naming a town after it: Enter Persil Megaperls (r). Unfortunately, I missed the Persil Power Perls edition.

    You can be god damn sure I use that powder to wash my clothes.

    use strict; use warnings; print "Just Another Perl Hacker\n";
Re: Ever been to Perl?
by Your Mother (Canon) on Jan 22, 2008 at 03:09 UTC

    Has anyone ever done a poll about hair length and Perl? There seems to be a disproportionate number of men with long hair who are Perl hackers.

Re: Ever been to Perl?
by brian_d_foy (Abbot) on Jan 23, 2008 at 14:43 UTC

    I have a road sign picture pointing the way to Perl in the "Found Perl" group on Flickr. I like that the same road sign also points to Apach.

    Anyone is free to join that group and add their own found Perl pictures. If you don't want to deal with a Flickr account, you can also just tell me to upload your pictures for you.

    --
    brian d foy <brian@stonehenge.com>
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Re: Ever been to Perl?
by Sixtease (Friar) on Feb 05, 2008 at 16:29 UTC

    Another catch: Perl Graupen

    use strict; use warnings; print "Just Another Perl Hacker\n";

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