pythonistas or pythoneers?

Ivan Van Laningham ivanlan at
Mon Nov 8 12:44:39 EST 1999

Hi All--

Manuel Gutierrez Algaba wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Nov 1999 10:29:01 -0600 (EST), Robert Meegan <rmeegan at> wrote:
> >On Sun, 7 Nov 1999, Juergen A. Erhard wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> I'm confused: are we pythoneers or pythonistas?
> I'm quite amazed with these new word : "pythonistas"
> Because it sounds too much Spanish. You see, here ( Spain),
> the football team supporters usually bear the suffix -istas.
> So we have Madridistas ( Real Madrid), Barcelonistas ( FC Barcelona)
> or Sevillistas ( FC Sevilla).
> So pythonistas sounds extremely powerfull, because python can
> be spelled in Spanish as "piton", that means "horn" ( like the bull's
> horns). So pythonistas sounds like the "damned crazy followers
> of the horns" :DD

Are we not all "damned crazy followers of the horns" ??  Or at least
that crazy Dutchman?

<quod-erat-demonstrandum>-ly y'rs,
Ivan Van Laningham
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