in reply to To Trinary or not to Ternary
I'm not a big fan of either of those words, as they don't sound obscure enough for the wierd a ? b : c of that kind of function. I've always borrowed "tertiary function" from type theory, which generates many pleasing puzzled looks.
Maybe we should design a word that doesn't have other roots. Let's see... Question mark, Colon.. Que - Co.... Quacko?