Twisted Panglossia

Jack Diederich jack at
Thu Jun 5 22:35:16 CEST 2003

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 08:09:39PM -0000, Dave Benjamin wrote:
> In article <mailman.1054839913.384.python-list at>, David Mertz wrote:
> > But I've noticed something both on the Twisted list, and when Twisted
> > has come up here on recently.  The Twisted developers have a
> > greater excess of enthusiasm for their package than do the developers of
> > other large frameworks (even more than my Pollyannaishness in my
> > ironically confessed advocacy of my own little tools).
> Really? I had no idea you were Polynesian! ;)
> A search for "Pollyannaishness" on Google returns 3 results. Merriam Webster
> offers no definition. Care to elucidate this obfuscation? =)

Pollyanna n,
 an excessively or blindly optomistic person
 also, Pollyannaish

so if you want to be a grammar nazi it was Pollyannaish, but I didn't notice
the difference until you mentioned it.


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