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I believe the title is a riff off of "Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!" Some other books or online tutorials have taken that form of title. I don't really know why, though I suppose the silliness offsets the otherwise heavy nature of the content. (Learning Erlang is probably easier than learning Haskell for most people, but it can still be a mind stretcher if you've never done a functional language before.)

It's actually the other way around. Fred Hebert, author of LYSE, named it after Miran's LYAH.

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