[Haskell-cafe] A Mascot
amindfv at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 01:50:52 CET 2011
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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