Mastering Python

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at
Wed Mar 28 07:55:20 CEST 2007

 "Bruno Desthuilliers" <bruno.42.desthuilliers at> wrote:

>Dennis Lee Bieber a écrit :
>> On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 21:40:51 +0100, Bruno Desthuilliers
>> <bdesth.quelquechose at> declaimed the following in
>> comp.lang.python:
>> For future reference, and I hope you don't mind the lesson,

>I don't.

>> the past
>> tense of "bind" is "bound"

>err... I knew that, of course.

If one were to apply Dennis' ..ind to ..ound rule in reverse,
then the present tense of the verb "hound"
will be "hind" - bound to be..

English is such a a marvellously logical, consistent language.

For instance, there is a disease of the lungs called phthisis,
which is pronounced something like: "tie-sis"...

Pretty obvious of course, as is the pronounciation of the
name:  "Cholmondely"

- Hendrik

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