Subject: Re: misc/446: installation script typos (text messages...)
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Herb Peyerl <Herb.Peyerl@sidney.novatel.ca>
Date: 09/16/1994 07:34:50
: > all of the grammar rules i learned said that it should be 'a' not
: > 'an'...
: 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.
Just to make a huge sweeping generalization, I've noticed that
around these parts, people typically would say "eff-ess-tab" or
"enn-eff-ess" or "bee-ess-dee-eye"... Whenever I see Chris/Adam/Charles
etc or other US people involved in the industry, they pronounce things
I wonder if it's an American vs. Canadian thing?
(then of course; Chris Hopp's says "hackey" (hockey) but that's another
"Creating a(n) fstab...." ???
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