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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What Perlish name to assign to my baby girl?

by frag (Hermit)
on Jun 14, 2001 at 20:58 UTC ( #88501=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread What Perlish name to assign to my baby girl?

Mystery solved?:


The Marguerite Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) or herb Margaret is the floral emblem of St. Margaret, whose feast is celebrated July 20th. Herb Margaret is most likely attributed to Margaret of Anjou who was no saint. She was the ruthless and extremely ambitious wife of Henry VI who, in 1422, succeeded to the thrones of both England and France. She had daisies embroidered on her personal banner.

-- Frag
who's beginning to fear the Reaper, if this thread goes on much longer...

Update: (because I can't help myself)
...The word {pearl} is probably an adaption of (Old)French perle, meaning a pearl or a berry, and medieval Latin perla. According to Barnhart and Partridge, both of the words come from vulgar Latin pernula, which is the diminutive form of Latin perna meaning ham, ham-shaped or mollusc...

So, to finally tie this back into baby names, "Shelly" or "Virginia" (ham, geddit?) would also work. Maybe.

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[davido]: Exactly: SoPW. This isn't going to be solved easily in the CB.
[james28909]: in need "yesterday" and so on, to be absolute like "1" or "31"
[stevieb]: ...and throw some of your existing code into the equation as well, just so readers know you've given a try at it ;)
[james28909]: ok
[stevieb]: davido thanks for the link ;) I was being the typical lazy
[davido]: date parsing is hard. The more examples you can provide of the input (within reason) and expected output, the better.
[stevieb]: agreed. That's why I said at least a half-dozen. If enough of the different formats are present, the date/time folk may not have to request more. If they do, then at least there was a decent base to start with
[stevieb]: I do date and time transformations in both Perl and Python, but not frequently enough to not have to search for the format params etc ;)

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