morris.bob at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 20:11:35 CET 2010
Rich, you have the last word on your fourth grade tormentors. In TDWG,
one should be justifiably proud of being called a dwchead !
On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Richard Pyle <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org> wrote:
>> Its glorious advantage is that its mnemonic and pronunciation
>> are "mermaid". mrmd is far more evocative than dwc ("dwick"
>> too close to "dweeb", or worse), ncd (sounds like somebody
>> stole something), or sdd (which we continually have to
>> explain is not meant to be a homonym for the acronym of
>> Sexually Transmitted Disease).
> This paragraph *COMPLETELY* made my morning! Thank you!
> (who is both a dweeb, and who has a first name which, decades ago, was
> commonly substituted with a word that rhymes with "dwick")
Robert A. Morris
Emeritus Professor of Computer Science
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