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Re: [ PATCH ] Docs chapter 2

From: Colin Watson <cjwatson_at_flatline.org.uk>
Date: 2003-02-08 01:47:40 CET

On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 09:35:53AM +1100, William Uther wrote:
> On Saturday, February 8, 2003, at 07:21 AM, cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> >William Uther <willu.mailingLists@cse.unsw.edu.au> writes:
> >>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.

"ess vee en" offers pronunciation-backward-compatibility with "see vee
ess". :-)

-- 
Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
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