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My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...

by tye  (Monk)
on Apr 06, 2004 at 20:32 UTC ( #343106=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...

pop
[bar] 95/14%
croak
[bar] 90/13%
cluck
[bar] 24/4%
slurp
[bar] 110/16%
bang
[bar] 34/5%
splat
[bar] 21/3%
whack
[bar] 13/2%
thunk
[bar] 17/2%
crash
[bar] 1/0%
ping
[bar] 26/4%
hack
[bar] 39/6%
crack
[bar] 6/1%
crunch
[bar] 5/1%
rip
[bar] 4/1%
zip
[bar] 7/1%
bash
[bar] 17/2%
biff
[bar] 10/1%
hiccup
[bar] 13/2%
slop
[bar] 7/1%
snap
[bar] 2/0%
splash
[bar] 4/1%
sizzle
[bar] 9/1%
squish
[bar] 12/2%
whirl
[bar] 6/1%
chat
[bar] 5/1%
pow
[bar] 8/1%
zoom
[bar] 6/1%
yahoo
[bar] 6/1%
vroom
[bar] 88/13%
685 total votes
Comment on My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by hardburn (Abbot) on Apr 06, 2004 at 20:41 UTC

    ICMP: The protocol that goes PING!

    ----
    : () { :|:& };:

    Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

      WINDOWS: The platform that goes THUNK!

        windows: the platform that goes crash!

      The manager's coming! Quick, get the protocol that goes PING!

      --
      tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
      And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
      - Chick McGee

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by tye (Cardinal) on Apr 06, 2004 at 20:53 UTC

    I voted 'chat'. Thanks to sporty for mentioning that 'splat' would be a good poll choice.

    - tye        

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by insensate (Hermit) on Apr 06, 2004 at 20:57 UTC
    chomp!!!
Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by snafu (Chaplain) on Apr 06, 2004 at 21:03 UTC
    I voted 'whirl' because um, I like whirl..err

    Too bad there is no "zoom"...I could have voted: bang .. zoom!

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    - Jim
    Insert clever comment here...

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Apr 06, 2004 at 21:47 UTC

    Glug! Glug! Glug! Glug! Glug! BUUUURRP!!!! Splut! AHHH! ZZZzzzzgghgt!

    The sound of a Monk drinking from a keg of ale and falling over asleep.

      From the movie Back to School starring Rodney Dangerfield

      ...Bring us a pitcher of beer
      every three minutes until someone
      passes out. Then bring us one
      every five minutes!

      Paulster2

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by gri6507 (Deacon) on Apr 07, 2004 at 12:01 UTC
    Croak ... Visions of cats coughing up hair balls, heimlich maneuvers, and toads running across a 4 lane highway with 4 sets of 18-wheelers headed its way ...
Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by been42 (Curate) on Apr 07, 2004 at 13:42 UTC
    I voted 'vroom' because without the 'vroom' I probably wouldn't know nearly as much about the other choices.
        Maybe we just haven't yet discovered whatever it is that makes the sound 'merlyn'.

        It's entirely possible that if we had microphones sensitive enough to pick up the hum of electricity running through RAM, we would hear 'merlyn' when a Schwartzian Transform is executed. Perhaps that's its secret.

      High speed development in Perl

      Sound perceived by users of less capable languages ;-/

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by Tomte (Priest) on Apr 07, 2004 at 15:38 UTC

    well, of course slurp... ,)

    And my first ++ to a perlmonks-vote for making me look up 'onomatope' in a dictionary...cool word (/me giggles)

    regards,
    tomte


    Hlade's Law:

    If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy person --
    they will find an easier way to do it.

      Now I don't feel so bad. I ran right off and checked the definition before voting.

        So did I, but I typed it into Google before going to a proper dictionary site. The first link was to BrainyDictionary.com, which gives the defintion "An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.", which helps a great deal.

        ----
        : () { :|:& };:

        Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by jcpunk (Friar) on Apr 07, 2004 at 15:52 UTC
    Fo shizzle its da mizzle wih tha bizzle sizzle.
    confused?

    I should have resisted the urge to do that....

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by bronto (Priest) on Apr 07, 2004 at 17:04 UTC

    Hey! Where is chomp?

    Ciao!
    --bronto


    The very nature of Perl to be like natural language--inconsistant and full of dwim and special cases--makes it impossible to know it all without simply memorizing the documentation (which is not complete or totally correct anyway).
    --John M. Dlugosz
        Eheheheheheheheheh!!! Giusto!

        Ciao!
        --bronto


        The very nature of Perl to be like natural language--inconsistant and full of dwim and special cases--makes it impossible to know it all without simply memorizing the documentation (which is not complete or totally correct anyway).
        --John M. Dlugosz
Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by Sandy (Deacon) on Apr 07, 2004 at 17:43 UTC
    Slurp

    It's what I do to my tea when I am coding.

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by DigitalKitty (Parson) on Apr 07, 2004 at 20:38 UTC
    Hi.

    I saw 'ping' but where is 'pong'?
    *grin*

    -Katie
      Pong is usually running in an emulator while I'm coding :), hahahaha :), just kidding :).
Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by allolex (Curate) on Apr 08, 2004 at 06:57 UTC

    Quite a few of these aren't really onomatopes in any strict sense of the word, but almost all of the ones that don't fit into that category might reflect what some people call a "phonosemantic" aspect. (See Margaret Magnus' dissertation as well.) Magnus (borrowing from Humboldt) would say that words like whirl, rip, and hiccup are iconic, but not onomatopoeic. </pedantry>

    .

    --
    Allolex

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by rinceWind (Monsignor) on Apr 08, 2004 at 11:10 UTC
    What about shebang? Also gobble (what greedy regexen do).

    --
    I'm Not Just Another Perl Hacker

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 08, 2004 at 22:24 UTC

    I had 'slurp' selected, but as I was gazing upon the remainder of the options, I actually hiccupped (before I saw the 'hiccup' option!). I then saw the 'hiccup' option and was forced to change my vote to 'hiccup'. I mean, it had to have been meant to be, right? :)

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by wolfi (Scribe) on Apr 09, 2004 at 13:34 UTC
    *poof*

    chomp woulda been cool too :-)

Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by Gunth (Scribe) on Apr 12, 2004 at 20:27 UTC
    I like cluck, because it's not exported by default :-)
Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by bollen (Novice) on Apr 16, 2004 at 09:32 UTC
    Biff - the norwegian word for steak. Couldnt choose anything else. I'm very, very hungry right now. May I suggest that you put "french fries" in too?
Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by bhappy (Scribe) on Apr 16, 2004 at 13:29 UTC
    I voted 'bang', but actually meant shebang ;)...
Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by bl0rf (Pilgrim) on Apr 17, 2004 at 01:43 UTC
Re: My favorite Perl-related onomatope is...
by Ordinary_User (Beadle) on Apr 18, 2004 at 08:28 UTC
    Slurp is such a sexy feature!

    "May the forces of high bandwidth be with you."

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