June 23rd, 2008
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This is a pet peeve of mine, I’m not even sure where this problem came from although I’m sure if I tried I could track it back to someone who didn’t know what they were writing about.
I’m talking of people refering to Lua as LUA.
While this might not seem like a big things to people it’s bothersome because it’s wrong; “Lua” is a word, meaning ‘moon’ in Portuguese and as such is neither an acronym nor an abbreviation, but a noun. Even the Lua website says this.
The reason it bothers me is because, well as the site says, it’s both ugly and confusing. Not only that it’s dumb; it would be like people talking about PYTHON or JAVA or any other programming language where the name isn’t an acronym or abbreviation.
Consider this my one may crusade against stupidness; and based on some of the things I’ve read of late which are stupid this fight has a long way to go.