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Re: fc, fc, fc, fc?



 On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 08:47 -0700, Craig White wrote: 
> On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 15:41 +0000, Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
> > Craig White wrote:
> > > 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)...
> > 
> > I prefer that spelling - according to google, it's the dominant 
> > variation - there's 28,000,000 hits for that spelling to 39,000 with 
> > the 'k' :)
> > 
> > I shall persist in this mis-spelling :)
> ----
> it may be dominant but it's not covered at all at dictionary.com
> 
> persist in your wicked ways and I'll say no more about them.
 
More egregious than the misspelling is the misuse.  An acronym is not
just an abbreviation, it's an abbreviation pronounceable as a word.

The closest word I can pronounce from "fc" is not suitable for
mailing-list use.

8^)

> 
> Craig
> 
> 
 
-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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