On Mon, 2 Feb 2009, Eleanor McHugh wrote:

> I like to think of Ruby as being the English of programming languages. It's 
> got a large and flexible vocabulary that makes it very powerful to work with, 
> but unlike Perl or Lisp or C it's also a very easy language to get to grips 
> with.

English does not borrow from other languages. English follows other 
languages into dark alleys, knocks them over, and rifles through their 
pockets for loose vocabulary.

-- Matt
It's not what I know that counts.
It's what I can remember in time to use.