Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The sound of PyPy

PyPy is, of course, an implementation of Python, but its sound is a bit embarrasing for Japaense to refer to in public. The sound is the same as the one of breasts in an informal way of mentioning them, especially babies' words. If someone pronounced PyPy by Japanese accent, other people might imagine breasts although they knew he or she talked about a computer languange. Japanese surely know it is just the name in a foreign language, but another naming might have been better for Japanese to mean it in offices.

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