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Re: fc, fc, fc, fc?



On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 17:07 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>  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.

True. 'fc' is an initialism. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initialism

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