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in reply to [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?

Why do you call yourself "monsieur_champs"? Or "-Barry-"? WHO THE HELL CARES? Get a life. Names are just one of many type of symbols by which we recognize things. Which names we choose for ourselves are up to us. Some of them have consequences: you may think, incorrectly, that brian d foy is an asshole because of how he renders his name. That's the risk he takes, just like you took a risk calling yourself the French Champion, making me think you're a pansy.
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Re^2: [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?
by monsieur_champs (Curate) on May 16, 2006 at 11:20 UTC

    For the record, Monsieur Champs is a literal translation of my last name ("Campos") to french, prefixed with the equivalent treatment for the english mister (i.e., Monsieur) - a pun on my name as I explained previously.

    I believe that if one is to chose a "unique identifier" for oneself, and have it respected - something you, as an author, correctly insist upon - one should really be ready to respect other's choices on this matter.

    You will notice that at no point did I say your choice is "strange" - I was only curious about it because of my friend's question, and because it doesn't follow the usual conventions for name writing.

    I just asked something I don't know, taking care of not offending anyone while doing so. This is the Seekers of Perl Wisdom section purpose, it isn't? If I'm wrong, or did something you have a good enough motivation to think is disrespectful or evil, or just not as nice and polite as I am supposed to be, please downvote me to death.

Re^2: [Culture] brian d foy name is allways lower case: why?
by rhesa (Vicar) on May 15, 2006 at 18:05 UTC
    Just a gentle reminder: "champs" means "fields" in French. "Champs Elysées", you know? Nothing champion-y about that.

    Now if he'd called himself monsieur_champignon, that would've been suspect ;)

    -- rhesa (and yes, that's my real name :)

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