From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <email@example.com>
To: Dave Horsfall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <email@example.com>
Subject: [TUHS] Obscene languages (was: Does anybody know the etymology of the term "word" as in collection of bits?)
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2022 11:49:20 +1000 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <20220910014919.GA9081@eureka.lemis.com> (raw)
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On Saturday, 10 September 2022 at 7:44:57 +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> COBOL? FORTRAN? RPG? Those are all swear words to me :-)
Is this an indirect reference to the "Programmer's ABC" in the March
1976 issue of Datamation? I have a copy of the lot at
http://www.lemis.com/grog/Humour/ABC.php, but the one I think you're
referring to is:
L is for language; use these three.
Cobol, Fortran, RPG.
Avoid all others, friend, and shun
Those with the suffix "L slash I."
And yes, I share your sentiment.
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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2022-09-09 19:39 [TUHS] Re: Does anybody know the etymology of the term "word" as in collection of bits? Nelson H. F. Beebe
2022-09-09 20:27 ` Bakul Shah
2022-09-09 21:12 ` Henry Bent
2022-09-09 21:44 ` Dave Horsfall
2022-09-10 1:49 ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey [this message]
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