Subject: Re: misc/446: installation script typos (text messages...)
To: None <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 09/15/1994 20:42:30
>> echo -n "Creating a fstab..."
> all of the grammar rules i learned said that it should be 'a' not
The rules I learned say that it depends on how you pronounce "fstab".
The grammar rules I was taught are quite clear that the spelling and
pronunciation of the acronym's expansion, rather than the spelling and
pronunciation of the acronym itself, are what affect grammar. Hence,
I always say `a NFS server', or `a MMU', or whatever.