[Haskell-cafe] Re: New slogan... (A long speculation)

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Mon Oct 15 02:11:23 EDT 2007

On 2007-10-15, <jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr> wrote:
> ok writes: 
>> On 11 Oct 2007, at 1:00 pm, jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote: 
>>> An anonymous called ok writes:
>> I am not anonymous.  That is my login and has been since 1979.
> Oh, bother...
> According to my imperfect knowledge of English, an anonymous is somebody
> who doesn't sign his/her letters. And doesn't unveil his name. Just "OK" as
> login, even since 1979, is still anonymous, whatever you may say. 

In my dialect, "anonymous" is never used as noun, solely an adjective.

Further, maintaining the same identity but not revealing the
corresponding legal identity is "pseudonymous".  Pseudonym can be used
as a noun, but it refers strictly to the name itself, and never the

Aaron Denney

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