I don't think your conclusion is supported by your premises. Specifically, I have 5 kids and, while they all learned with humor, they still find humor in language. Specifically words like "poopy" and "fart". :)
As for Perl, I always find humor in Perl.
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- Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
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