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Zero, there are no sock drawers in the house. However, there is a communal sock basket, which is because no one will fold socks.

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Re^2: How many different varieties (color, size, etc) of socks do you have in your sock drawer?
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Oct 02, 2016 at 07:14 UTC

    Ha ha, after reading this from your Ship of Theseus link:

    The ship of Theseus, also known as Theseus' paradox, is a thought experiment that raises the question of whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object.
    I just realised that the well-read Larry was probably aware of this philosophical teaser when he wrote:
    Seriously, what makes Perl Perl? If someone decides I'm ugly and beats my face to a pulp, and later I get a face transplant, am I still me? If my bones rot and are replaced with synthetics, at what point am I a different person? Syntax is just skin. Semantics are just bones. Neither is the soul of Perl, which rests in the realm of pragmatics.