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Re: [ PATCH ] Docs chapter 2

From: William Uther <willu.mailingLists_at_cse.unsw.edu.au>
Date: 2003-02-07 23:35:53 CET

On Saturday, February 8, 2003, at 07:21 AM, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:

> William Uther <willu.mailingLists@cse.unsw.edu.au> writes:
>
>> On Saturday, February 8, 2003, at 06:56 AM, pll@lanminds.com wrote:
>>
>>> Here are my changes/comments for chapter 2 of the book. Not a lot
>>> going on in this one; changing 'A svn...' to 'An svn...'
>>
>> Do you pronounce "svn" as "S V N", rather than "subversion", "seven"
>> or "sven"? As someone who uses something between "seven" and "sven",
>> I prefer 'A' to 'An'.
>
> I've never heard anything but "ess vee en", so I prefer "An svn ...".

"sven" is much faster to say. And you get to "seven up" rather than
"ess vee en up". This is the same reason MIT use "web" instead of
"www" -- "www" is one of those acronyms that takes longer to say than
the expanded version.

Oh, and "svn" isn't even an acronym, it's a contraction! You don't
pronounce "don't", "do en tee". (It sounds like a Microsoft product...)

Be well,

Will :-}

P.S. Yes, this SOOO much a bikeshed. I'll shut up now :).

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