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Re^3: Perl(Hello World)

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Dec 05, 2011 at 20:39 UTC ( #941918=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Perl(Hello World)
in thread Perl(Hello World)

What a splendid conversation
Where differences rate no mention
Gentile maybe is old hat
But it's none the worse for that

No axe to grind or ire to raise
What a refreshing change of pace
A waste of cycles? May be to some
But then, perhaps, they're just glumb

To raise no hackles, nor raucous laugh
No feeding the trolls "on our behalf"
You grew a smile upon my face
I welcome you to this place

May your demeanour rub off on me
To step outside of me and see
the bigger picture; all around
To smile, where once I frowned

Who gives a monkey's if I misspell
If the question's less Perl; more SQL
Vive la différence; live and let live
T'is no obligation; but a pleasure to give

Pure distraction; no purpose in mind
Your posts are a pleasure of the purest kind.
For the simple smile you brought to my day
I hope "Thank you" is all I need say


With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

The start of some sanity?


Comment on Re^3: Perl(Hello World)
Re^4: Perl(Hello World)
by chacham (Curate) on Dec 05, 2011 at 21:00 UTC

    misspell/SQL

    1. se-quell
    2. Mispeakwell
    3. ess queue ell

    3 didn't even come up in mind. Between 1 and 2, i like 2. It is a "rhymization" based on faulty "pronounciation." :^P

      And therein lies a story.

      I was working at (not for) IBM UK back in the late '80s working with a small team developing a project that used SQL (es-que-el), when we had a new team leader brought in over our heads. He'd been seconded in from abroad, and a different environment. In our first get-to-know-you meeting as a group, our previous de-facto leader was walking the new boss through the project so far when he was interrupted by the question:

      "Do you mean 'sequal'?".

      "No. SQL ...".

      "But it's pronounced 'see-qual'!".

      "Not around here it's not!".

      "Well, it is everywhere else, so I think that "we" should endeavour to fall in line.".

      "But ...".

      "We *will* endeavour to fall in line.".

      From that point on, all the original members adopted the pronunciation: "SKWAL". Short, staccato and diminutive.

      It made for some interesting conversations with the (UK-based) customers saying es-que-el; the boss saying "see-qual" and us slightly choking each time :)


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      The start of some sanity?

        Cute. :)

        According to Oracle's version of history, it is--and indeed should be--sequel. I'm bigoted along with them, and look down on the es queue ellers.

        What's funny is, you can tell based on grammar. Oracle uses "a SQL statement". IBM uses "an SQL statement". Which means that Oracle considers IBM to be incorrect about their own invention.

        Wouldn't be the first time. :)

Re^4: Perl(Hello World)
by cavac (Chaplain) on Dec 09, 2011 at 18:22 UTC

    While your discussion, free and pure,
    nice poetry, it is for sure,
    my PerlMonks::parser, very sadly,
    makes my head throb very badly.

    Hmm, seems i should really have listened to my teachers and read more of those classics...

    Don't use '#ff0000':
    use Acme::AutoColor; my $redcolor = RED();
    All colors subject to change without notice.
      Be you pronounced "Ka-vik",
      as in perhaps, "havoc",
      Purge mind of things phallic
      Or, more cortex malloc
      Sorry about that third line; slim phonetic pickings.

        Ca- as sounds the camels name,
        -vac as from the vacuum it came.
        Twenty years my alias is now old,
        and for no money it can be sold!

        Don't use '#ff0000':
        use Acme::AutoColor; my $redcolor = RED();
        All colors subject to change without notice.

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