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.
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]