[Baypiggies] BayPIGgies name [was: April agenda?]

Doug Landauer landauer at got.net
Sat Apr 8 20:26:20 CEST 2006

On Apr 7, 2006, at 7:53 PM, Paul McNett wrote:
> What about "Silicon Valley Python Interest Group", shortened to 
> "Silicon
> Valley Py" or "SVPy".

Good thought, and my favorite of the contenders, if the BayPIGgies name 
were to be retired.

However, I'm certain that it would be shortened in actual usage to 
"SiliPy", pronounced "silly pie", and would therefore be only 
marginally better than BayPIGgies is.  A special bonus is that silipy 
is apparently the malagasy word for panties.

Names are harder than most people think.  Deirdre came up with one 
which is unique, friendly, memorable, cute, pronounceable, easy to 
explain, and inoffensive.  I guess the main drawbacks to this name are 
that some consider it unprofessional, and the capitalization that I 
feel obliged to use is pretty funky.  Minor drawbacks IMHO, though 

If a "naming poll" is taken, be sure to include "no change" as one of 
the choices.

   -- Doug L.

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