From: "Matthew Davis"
Subject: Re: (urth) A Fish story Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 23:46:11 +0100 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" To: Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 11:30 PM Subject: RE: (urth) A Fish story > > What to make of his name "Rab Sammon"? I don't know. > > Well, the first thing that comes to my mind is the Irish legend of > the Salmon of Wisdom. Then there's always "Samhain." > > But I haven't read the story... Rab as a contraction of rabbi? Contraction of Robert? Apparently Sammon as a surname is 1. a contraction of Solomon. 2. a varient of Salmon. 3. a variant of Seaman. Also, apparently there's something called a Sammon projection which is a nonlinear mapping of high dimensional vectors onto a two dimensional space. None of these seem highly pertinent. --