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Re^2: perlmonksflair.com : get your perlmonks flair!

by Happy-the-monk (Monsignor)
on Aug 13, 2013 at 08:23 UTC ( #1049231=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: perlmonksflair.com : get your perlmonks flair!
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“viola” is the French word for “raped”

really? But most of the time, viola is just a violet.

Cheers, Sören

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(hooked on the Perl Programming language)


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Re^3: perlmonksflair.com : get your perlmonks flair!
by tobyink (Abbot) on Aug 13, 2013 at 08:49 UTC

    It's perfectly correct. Violer is the verb "to rape"; conjugated into the 3rd person, singular past tense, it's viola.

    But also it's a violet, and a musical instrument.

    I can't imagine many contexts where the three usages would be likely to be confused.

    package Cow { use Moo; has name => (is => 'lazy', default => sub { 'Mooington' }) } say Cow->new->name
      I can't imagine many contexts where the three usages would be likely to be confused

      There's this sweet innocent female musician (bit of a shrinking violet type) walking down the street carrying her viola ... and this French guy wants to rape her ...

      (Hmmm, might have the potential but a bit contrived, perhaps.)

      Cheers,
      Rob

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