Regular expressions are like Tabasco®

John D Cook posts a link about the overuse of regular expressions. I like the article, but.... I am pretty interested in regular expressions, because I have often had a need for this kind of thing but I laughed at the analogy because I am from Arizona. Overuse of Tabasco sauce® [really all spicy things] is a way life for me. If I go to a Thai restaurant I get offended if they don't give me Thai spicy when I ask for it. Different worlds.