[Haskell-cafe] Re: Sugestion for a Haskell mascot

Maurí­cio briqueabraque at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 12 08:16:28 EDT 2009

>> Hehe, I love it. Sloth is a synonym for Lazyness in English
>> too, and they're so freaking cute... :)
> I wouldn't say it was an exact synonym. Though the
> dictionary definitions are similar, sloth has a more
> negative connotation than laziness; the fourth deadly sin is
> called "sloth" rather than "laziness".

'Preguiça', the name in Portuguese, is also the
name of that deadly sin. But then I would quote
Brazilian writter Mário Quintana:

"A preguiça é a mãe do progresso. Se o homem não
tivesse preguiça de caminhar, não teria inventado
a roda." [book: Na Volta da Esquina]

My translation: "Sloth is the mother of progress. If
not for the sloth of walking, mankind wouldn't have
invented the wheel".


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