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Hey there! This reading is not going to be a technical one. Instead, it's just a little portion of information that you might have not known before. I once worked for a project that did currency exchanges. As you probably know, currencies have 3-letter codes (ISO 4217), and I asked myself if there's a currency with code "PHP".

[PHP: Philippine peso](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_peso)! In Philippines you can code PHP for PHP!

![Philippine Pesos](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/PHP_2010_New_Generation_Currency_Banknotes.jpg)

But there's more to it.. "PHP: Prvi Hrvatski Pištolj" stands for "first Croatian pistol". Next time someone tells me that it's too easy to shoot your own leg with PHP, I'll definitely agree.

__If you don't believe me - checkout these [10 most common mistakes PHP programmers make](https://www.toptal.com/php/10-most-common-mistakes-php-programmers-make) from Toptal!__

Or checkout [Eric Wastl's list](http://phpsadness.com/) of things in PHP that make him sad. Or these [three weird facts](https://www.sitepoint.com/3-strange-php-facts-you-may-not-know/) about PHP that you might not have known. The thing is PHP is a great programming language for building web applications, but... it's not without it's quirks.

___What else does PHP stand for???___

[Project Honey Pot](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Honey_Pot) - system targeted at spammers and email harversters.

[Pigeonhole principle](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeonhole_principle) - if `n` items are put into `m` containers, with `n > m`, then at least one container must contain more than one item. Mathematicians can be even more weird then programmers, can't they? And remember, programmers can right something like `if (true == false)...`

PHP has even more meanings, see [this wikipedia page](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP_(disambiguation)) for reference and have _PHun!_

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