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Beating a Dead Moose Award

 
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I've been trying to let this go, but every time I move on, I stumble across yet another instance of this thing I desperately want to call "an anonymous object" or "an anonymous instance" in Java, which is a bad term in Java because it is too easily confused with "instance of an anonymous class".
The reasons that such categories of objects are terribly important in C and C++ do not apply to Java, but they still are around all the time and I would love an agreement on how to refer to them.

Ironically, in avoiding the term "anonymous object" or "anonymous instance" I throw an AnonymousConcept exception every time the notion is instantiated in my mind in reference to Java.

From outside it looks like I am just trying to annoy Junilu, which is definitely not the case.

Do we Have a Beating a Dead Moose Award at the Ranch?  I normally use the term inside the phrase "At the risk of beating a Dead Moose" when adding something to a thread that I think is appropriate but other people may have hoped was "done".

It's gotten to the point that whenever I see the CodeRanch mascot (is he the eponymous Big Moose himself?) I feel guilty.

I may need to join a "Beating a Dead Moose Anonymous" group for help, as "Anonymous Objects Anonymous" seems way too specific:
https://coderanch.com/t/743323/java/Anonymous-objects#3454718
 
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If you stick around long enough, you'll realize that moderators will outbeat you any day. That might even be a tacit pre-requisite for getting invited to become a bartender in the first place.
 
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Jesse Silverman wrote:. . . Anonymous Objects Anonymous . . .

I'm risking being sent to MD, but is that Anonymous Objects Anonymous or Anonymous Objects Anonymous?
 
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