Just another perl hacker somewhere near Disneyland
Tired of trying to educate the masses on what kind of language Perl is? I hereby dub Perl and any other language that wants to join the party as a SCSL, which stands for So-Called Scripting Language. If you want to wordify the acronym, I tentatively suggest "scuzzle".
Whenever the word "script" is used in reference to one of these languages, it is implied that what is really meant is "so-called script". It'll even be ok to say "I'm writing a scuzzle" (you don't have to say "I'm writing a scuzz", cuz that just doesn't sound right...though maybe "I'm writing some scuzz"...that sounds better).
You just wait, within 5 years, it'll be common usage. We'll just have to avoid association with the current (informal) definition of scuzzle...or maybe not...