RE: Waka waka bang splat

Subject: RE: Waka waka bang splat
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 22:00:45 -0700

Chris Morton wrote:

> The following poem was written collaboratively after readers of
> argued to consensus that the angle-bracket characters should be called
> "waka." The text of the poem follows. You'll note that it uses both
> "hash" and "number" labels for "#"
> <>!*''#
> ^"`$$-
> !*= -at- $_
> %*<>~#4
> &<>../
> The poem can only be appreciated by reading it aloud, to wit:
> *Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash,
> Caret quote back-tick dollar dollar dash,
> Bang splat equal at dollar underscore,
> Percent splat waka waka tilde number four,
> Ampersand bracket bracket dot dot slash,
> Vertical-bar curly-bracket comma comma CRASH.*

Very clever and amusing. But in addition to the typo that Peter pointed
out, I see another problem. The readers agreed that the left angle
bracket and right angle bracket should _both_ be "waka"? That's just
_so_ wrong.

Clearly, if the left angle bracket is "waka," the right angle bracket
should be "akaw." :-)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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