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Re: How to pronounce "subversion"

From: Jeff Lasslett <jeff.lasslett_at_datataker.com.au>
Date: 2004-03-15 06:00:43 CET

Alan wrote:

>>In my head it could be one of two things:
>> (a) a subversion: an underminer or detractor
>> (b) a subversion: a version underneath (not really a
>>definition of
>> subversion).
> My friends think I am an idiot because I have actually had several debates with them about it... I think it sounds so weird when
> people pronounce it (a). I have always thought of the (b) definition, and therefore pronounced it that way.
> This discussion cracked me up to read... Great topic.

Thanks. :-)

A colleague of mine made the point that open source software is subversive by
it's very nature. So perhaps (a) is the way it should be thought of and
pronounced. :-)


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