I found the following quote in a footnote of a paper on "Hashing Concepts and the Java Programming Language " by Robert Uzgalis:
Any language that requires a program to translate a declaration to English to make sense of it has failed to meet the primary communication objective of any programming language.
That's one problem Cobol doesn't have. ;-)
Seriously, though, it's good to remember that source code is read more often than it is written. So put some effort into writing clean code!
On an unrelated note, a good friend of mine and core developer of jBPM, Joram Barrez, stepped down from jBPM to start on a new BPM platform for Java. Joram: looking forward to seeing the new project. Good luck!