Mastering Python (OT)
steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Apr 2 16:17:36 CEST 2007
Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
> "Steve Holden" <ste..e at ho....eb.com> wrote:
>> Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
>>> It comes out something like "Chum-lee", with the ch like chicken...
>>> (that's what I have heard - but who knows - It may have been
>>> a regional dialect, a case of the blind leading the blind, or
>>> someone pulling the piss..)
>> You have been correctly informed. It's one of the least intuitive names
>> in the English language.
> Oh No! - don't tell me there is worse - this is already enough to drive
> a saint to drink!
> I will have to move to "Hants"...
Speaking of which, here's a limerick To read it you need to know not
only that Hampshire is colloquially know as Hants, but also that
Salisbury's ancient Roman name is Sarum.
There once was a young man of Salisbury
Whose manners were most halisbury-scalisbury
He visited Hampshire
Without any pampshire
Till somebody told him to walisbury.
try-running-a-spell-checker-on-that-ly y'rs - steve
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