[Haskell-cafe] Cabal packages -> cabbages
conor at strictlypositive.org
Tue Sep 22 06:03:47 EDT 2009
On 22 Sep 2009, at 10:04, Jason Dusek wrote:
> 2009/09/21 Conor McBride <conor at strictlypositive.org>:
>> ...or have unpleasant memories of being made to eat sulphurous
>> overboiled cabbage on pain of no pudding.
> Well, maybe the Cabal cabbages are Napa cabbages or red
> cabbages or pickled cabbages or Savoy cabbages?
> It is too bad, really, that a wholesome vegetable -- good raw
> or pickled or in little salady things like coleslaw -- finds
> itself used as a disincentive.
I quite agree. Despite the best efforts of school kitchens, I
remain stubbornly enthusiastic for the humble cabbage. In fact,
I rather think I'll fetch one for my dinner.
I'm just suggesting that the marketing department consider the
variety of connotations and suggestions the term evokes before
adopting it: legendary backfirings abound (the Spanish sales
failure of a car called the "nova", for example). And what
disturbs me is just how scarily spot-on the wholesome vegetable
metaphor turns out to be.
The time has come...
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