[Haskell-cafe] A Mascot
aditya.siram at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 03:06:54 CET 2011
Wonder what they'd make of "bottom" :)
Maybe we can also incorporate some tongue-in-cheek tip-of-the-hat to
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 6:50 PM, Tom Murphy <amindfv at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm used to (on the east coast US) hearing lambda pronounced "LAM-duh."
> "Duh" is an expression of something being stupid, so I don't know about
> Haskell having a mascot called "Duh the Lamb"!
> amindfv / Tom
> On Nov 16, 2011 4:06 PM, "heathmatlock" <heathmatlock at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 5:54 AM, Jerzy Karczmarczuk <
>> jerzy.karczmarczuk at unicaen.fr> wrote:
>>> Do you mind some ... how to say ... offside comments?
>>> 1. The Curry Da mascot looks like a penguin disguised as a lamb. I have
>>> nothing against penguins !
>> Hi Jerry, thanks for your input. The reason to have the the lamb standing
>> up is just so he can be dressed, and it does have similarities to a penguin
>> with its round belly, I suppose.
>>> 2. Da, da, konech'no, mais, Signori und Demoiselles, do you realize that
>>> "lamb" is an English word, and we should think about our multilingual
>>> society. with our agneaux and other Karakuls. You will have problems with
>>> the translation of the mascot into German, and some may find some analogies
>>> with another image:
>>> called "Ein liebliches Lämmlein zu Tod" (after Des Knaben Wunderhorn,
>>> in the last part of Mahler 4th Symphony).
>>> 3. On the other hand, from the cultural point of view, this is a very
>>> good idea, and quite international, everybody knows Lamb Curry (Rogan Josh):
>> Some might picture a symphony or what looks like newspaper origami when
>> they hear Da, and some might picture food when they hear Curry. I like Da
>> because its simple and "Da the lamb" rolls smoothly off the tongue.
>> Probably best to open a poll to and let everyone decide.
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