In Ruby 1.9 Symbol can receive  and convert to a string and then
index. I've confirmed this works as expected in the Rails console and
I have a model with a method_missing method defined. Like this:
def method_missing(name, *args, &block)
if name[-1] == '='
# Do some stuff and perhaps return
This throws: undefined method '' for :title:Symbol (NoMethodError)
'title' is one of the model's attributes that is getting sent to the
model in a view.
Does Rails monkey with Symbol somewhere and undefine ?