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  • Perl is now the official language for expressing euphamisms on the Internet. All other languages for expressing euphamisms, particularly English and COBOL are hereby deprecated.
    • Surely "official language" is itself a euphamism for "commonly accepted norm".
      use constant OFFICAL_LANGUAGE = "Perl";
      die "Wrong langauge '$language'"
        unless $language eq OFFICAL_LANGUAGE;
      • And the best thing about explaining it in Perl is that you can diff your explanations when you make mistakes

        --- comment    Mon Mar 18 16:55:25 2002
        +++ comment2    Mon Mar 18 16:57:07 2002
        @@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
        -use constant OFFICAL_LANGUAGE = "Perl";
        +use constant OFFICIAL_LANGUAGE => "Perl";
          die "Wrong langauge '$language'"
        -  unless $language eq OFFICAL_LANGUAGE;
        +  unless $language eq OFFICIAL_LANGUAGE;