can Python be useful as functional? (off topic)

DaveM asma61 at
Wed Sep 19 21:46:00 CEST 2007

On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 21:06:39 +0100, Jonathan Fine <jfine at> wrote:

>Steve Holden wrote:
>> You remind me of the conversation between the philosopher and an 
>> attractive lady whom he was seated next to at dinner. He asked her if 
>> she would sleep with him for a million dollars, to which she readily 
>> agreed. So he followed this by asking her if she'd sleep with him for a 
>> dollar. She replied: "No. Do you take me for a prostitutte?", to which 
>> his riposte was "We have already established that fact, and are now 
>> merely haggling about the price".
>I've seen this before, and it is witty.
>However, it is perhaps unfair towards the woman.  The man, after all, is 
>someone who has offered a woman money in return for sex.
>The whole story reads differently if we replace 'philosopher' by 'man' 
>and 'attractive lady' by 'woman'.

The version I prefer has the woman asking, "What sort of woman do you take
me for?"


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