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Re: Relationship between Perl and various animals and sitcoms

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From:
Michael G Schwern
Date:
November 26, 2001 15:30
Subject:
Re: Relationship between Perl and various animals and sitcoms
Message ID:
20011126183049.C6984@blackrider
On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 05:08:43PM -0600, lembark@wrkhors.com wrote:
> >> And why one hump and not two?
>
> It's a camel not a Bacterain (sp?).

The dromedary (Arabian camel, Camelus dromedarius, one hump) and the
bactrian (Camelus Bactrianus, native to the cold deserts of the
Central Asian plateau (Bactria), two humps) are both varieties of
camels. [1]

I suspect O'Reilly went with the Arabian camel as its the one we're
used to seeing and, possibly more important where Larry is concerned,
is also the one spoken of in the Bible.


[1] Is he a camel scholar or just a guy with too many dictionary
packages installed?  You decide.

-- 

Michael G. Schwern   <schwern@pobox.com>    http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/
Perl Quality Assurance	    <perl-qa@perl.org>	       Kwalitee Is Job One
Commence simultaneous panic on my mark.

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