Mastering Python (OT)

Steve Holden 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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