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OT Naming things (was Metrical Stress, Feet, et al....)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 11, 2004, 7:18
Padraic wrote:
> I "feel" absolutely no compunction or good reason > to personalise or anthropomorphise a computer. >
...or any other object. Neither do I, and <opinion!!> find it a rather whimsical practice. I have enough trouble coming up with names for cats... My sister and her then-husband called their car "The Wombat". I can't imagine why. Friends termed one of my cars long ago "The Funeral Car", another one "The White Heap". I did call one "The Gas Chamber", but that's not the same as calling them Ernie or Maude.