From: Jack Diederich on
On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 10:40:09AM -0500, Tim Peters wrote:
> the-acid-test-is-whether-you-say-"xor"-with-one-syllable-or-three-ly y'rs - tim

"Zorr!" of course.
Saying "All hail the mighty Exclusive Or!" would just sound silly.

From: Steve Holden on
Paddy wrote:
> Hmm,
> I've found a term for a large tuple, a muckle:
> Definitions of muckle on the Web:
> * batch: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or
> extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money";
> "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
As in that well-known Scottish saying

"Mony a mickle make a muckle"

meaning many small things add up to something great. Due, I believe, the
the great Rabbie Burns.

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From: Terry Hancock on
On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 10:40:09 -0500
Tim Peters <tim.peters(a)> wrote:
> the-acid-test-is-whether-you-say-"xor"-with-one-syllable-
> or-three-ly y'rs - tim --

Oh dear, I say it with two, am I just not cool, or what?


Terry Hancock (hancock(a)
Anansi Spaceworks

From: Terry Hancock on
On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 09:16:18 -0600
Rocco Moretti <roccomoretti(a)> wrote:

> Erik Max Francis wrote:
> > If a 4-tuple is a quadruple, a 3-tuple is a triple, a
> > 2-tuple is an pair, then I guess a 1-tuple would be a
> > single. Granted that's not nearly as gruesome enough a
> > name to go with the special lopsided Pythonic creature
> > mentioned above. I suggest we name it a hurgledink.
> +1 QOTW

Yeah, +1, definitely.

Terry Hancock (hancock(a)
Anansi Spaceworks

From: Grant Griffin on
Tim Peters wrote:
> "tuhple" is a girly-man affectation. That's why Guido and I both say
> the manly "toople".

Yes, but doesn't Guido say 'Guido' with some sort of strange faux-manly
'H'-ish sortta sound?

methinks-the-lady-doth-protest-too-much-ly y'rs,


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