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Re: Piat (was: Another question about language naming)

From:Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Thursday, March 21, 2002, 21:21
At 3:26 pm -0500 20/3/02, John Cowan wrote:
>Raymond Brown scripsit: > >> Yes, what has happened to Piat? Has it progressed further than BrSc? > >Alas, no. You know, it occurs to me that "BrSc" could be read not only >as BriefScript but also as BrownScript. (The furthest thing from your mind, >I feel sure!)
So it could :) Actually, nothing was in _my_ mind when 'BrSc' was adopted as a convenient 'temporary name' for the language, because it wasn't my coinage. But I don't recall now who it was that first started using the term 'BrSc'; I have a feeling it was Philip Jonsson. Whether he (or whover it was) saw the double meaning, I don't know. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================