English comedian, writer, actor, humourist, novelist, columnist, filmmaker and television personality Stephen Fry, wrote in his "Dork Talk" column last week that his father (a physicist) is fluent in Perl, but that he doesn't feel he has the brain-power or the concentration for it himself.

Insert "perhaps [language you hate] would suit him instead" joke here.

Nobody says perl looks like line-noise any more
kids today don't know what line-noise IS ...