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A family member just asked if we have any vice grips. I asked what size. He said "small".

Without thinking, I responded "Yeah. There's a pair hanging off my desk with a tag on them that says 'Perl'".

Explaining the joke 

There's an old verbal joke that goes "Perl is like a pair of vice grips. You can do anything with it, and it's the wrong tool for every job."

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