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School has a stigma for being no fun and boring...

Pubs as well. Pubs are mostly about beer, and beer is known to induce bellies and (to) further dumbness, contrary to wine. Wine drinkers are witty and sometimes smoke pipe; but then Irish Whiskey drinkers also do, and some of the folks who sold their souls on rare Scotch. Those are smart, have a rough, deep voice and know some citation for every moment. In Ireland they mostly spoke about women, cattle and the dole, though... but times have been changing since.

See, school has its stigma, and so has perl: write-only, ugly, not maintainable and so on... who cares? I had fun at school. I've been beaten by teachers and comrades, but nonetheless. I've got hints at school, but most of what I learned at that time I've learned outside. Biggest difference to PerlMonks is, I've been at school forcibly, but The Monastery I attend to my own liking. I've thought about proposing "Perl University" or "Perl High School", but that's too pretentious. A lowly, humble school which doesn't care about reputation (heh! XP anyone? :-) and which recruits apprentices and teachers out of free will - a school like it should be, I'd say - but Dojo is a fine alternative.

--shmem

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In reply to Re^3: Were it not a monastery, my favourite metaphor for PerlMonks would have been: by shmem
in thread Were it not a monastery, my favourite metaphor for PerlMonks would have been: by blazar

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