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brian d foy
July 23, 2000 14:42
Re: rename 'working group', 'something better' ;
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On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, Elaine -HFB- Ashton wrote:

> brian d foy [] quoth:

> *>there is a problem with analgies, though - people draw conclusions from
> *>them.  for instance, "to cloister" means to exclude the world (or seclude
> *>oneself). this is definately not how Perl 6 should be perceived if we
> *>truly want a larger community to feel welcome. 
> Well, 'cloy' is essentially an excess of something normally pleasant used
> like 'This triple chocolate brownie is cloyingly sweet'. So a 'cloyster'

even then, "to cloy" means *to cause distaste* by an excess of something
normally pleasant. again, using clever analogies leave people a lot of
room to misunderstand meaning.  i'd rather spend my spokesperson time
explaining Perl 6 rather than trying to make the analogies work out.

indeed, my first reaction to "cloyster" was "we're now a cathedral instead
of a bazaar!"

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