peter at engcorp.com
Fri Jun 13 14:11:47 CEST 2003
Alan Kennedy wrote:
> MK wrote:
> > Hi group,
> > I just picked up Python two days ago and it's ....... true
> Call me a prude, but I don't believe that there's any need for that kind of
> "descriptive language" in c.l.p.
Sorry, but I had to laugh, not at Alan, but at the combination of the
above. With the offending word elided, you can read it as implying
that "picking up Python" is overly "descriptive". It took me a while
to figure out what was really meant.
> This is a family newsgroup after all, isn't it? Don't we get high-school kids
> and younger around here?
It was probably a high-school kid asking the question! :-) In any case,
would it make you feel better to know that the vast majority of people
who would be offended by that are the adults, not the kids who have
grown up hearing the phrase in every TV show and movie they've ever
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