Re: Traits, rôles and other repurposed terms

Paul Makepeace paulm at
Sun Feb 10 15:03:12 GMT 2008

On 2/10/08, Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker <ilmari at> wrote:
> Simon Wistow <simon at> writes:
> > I myself "got" OO by grinding up the bodies of Ole-Johan Dahl and
> > Kristen Nygaard and turning them into Blodklubb and Pølsa (he says,
> > hoping he spelt those right).
> <ObLinguisticPedant>
> Almost. "Pølsa" is the definite singluar form ("the sausage"). The
> indefinite form is "pølse" (and unlike those crazy Germans we don't
> capitalise common nouns in the middle of sentences).
> </ObLinguisticPedant>

You think that's crazy; the Irish capitalize letters that aren't even
the first letter. (And before anyone came up with wikis.)


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