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Re: fc, fc, fc, fc?



On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 15:20 +0000, Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
> Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> > Why does Fedora Core still live on?
> > 
> > kernel-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10
> > Terminal-0.2.8.3-1.fc10
> > git-1.6.0.6-1.fc10
> > 
> > I'm dying here. Someone please help me.
> > 
> 
> Iirc, the 'c' in the package tags was retained because dropping it 
> would cause sorting issues for package NVREs. I believe it has been 
> bacronymed as "fedora collection". ;)
----
Well, I learned a new word today (Bryn's misspell easily forgiven)...

backronym

n. [portmanteau of back + acronym] A word interpreted as an acronym that
was not originally so intended. This is a special case of what linguists
call `back formation'.

Craig


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