I've been using the language for quite a while now, and have considered myself part of the community for a large part of that time. While I occasionally looked at specific parts of the FAQ when checking patches against it, it is many years since I read the whole thing - and when I last did, I'm sure I would have skipped past a question about the spelling of the language's name pretty quickly, as irrelevant tripe.
Because I don't care, and it doesn't matter, and life's too short.
Perlmonks is the only place that I regularly frequent where I often see people harping on about it, and I think it is the worse for it. But as with a person, a community has to be accepted warts and all, and when this wart itches too much I can always scratch it with a downvote or two to take my mind off the niggle.
I use perl and Perl pretty interchangeably except where I need to make the distinction clear for effective communication - and when I need to make it clear, there are better (albeit more verbose) ways to do so; I would not normally write PERL for the same reason as I don't write $OUTPUT_FILE - I find capital letters harder on the eye, and harder to read, than lowercase.
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