Use words with the correct grammatical connotations: nouns for variables, verbs for subroutines, adjectives for … Do not use clever words (GO TO HELL). Their cuteness wears off very fast and their mnemonic value is too subjective. Besides they offer an unwanted insight into your personality.

Chuck Moore, on programming in Forth

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