Mastering Python (OT)

Steve Holden steve at
Mon Apr 2 16:17:36 CEST 2007

Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
> "Steve Holden" <ste..e at>  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
Steve Holden       +44 150 684 7255  +1 800 494 3119
Holden Web LLC/Ltd
Skype: holdenweb
Recent Ramblings

More information about the Python-list mailing list