# cvs commit: www/en index.xsl

Wilko Bulte wkb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Sun Feb 15 22:50:18 PST 2004

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 12:34:45PM -0800, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 12:14:04PM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 07:03:29PM +0000, Ceri Davies wrote:
> > > On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 10:42:48AM -0800, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > > > wilko       2004/02/15 10:42:48 PST
> > > >
> > > >   FreeBSD doc repository
> > > >
> > > >   Modified files:
> > > >     en                   index.xsl
> > > >   Log:
> > > >   A pair of floppies -> a couple of floppies.
> > > >
> > > >   A pair equals 2 and 2 floppies are not sufficient anymore.
> > >
> > > "A couple" is numerically equivalent to "a pair".
> >
> > How about "a few" if we're being deliberately vague about the number.
>
> A few always leaves the impression to me that it's more than a
> couple (couple in my case is the dutch interpretation :-) and
> thus leaves me wondering what number to think of.
>
> Something akin to "1 or more" or "2 or more" should set the right
> expectation. People tend to go by the number which should give
> them a reasonable lower bound to their expectation and the "or more"
> part tells them that it may be a floppy more (1 or more to be exact),
> but generally not more than twice the first number :-)
>
> I think the key is that we should give them something concrete
> so they know how many they need to buy before attempting a
> floppy install (or something along those lines). This is what a pair
> achieved. If we cannot find a good way of saying it in two words, I
> suggest we use more words (like a dutch couple or few; 3 or more)
> AARRGGHH.... :-)

Exactly..

How about "a bunch" ?

:)

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Wilko Bulte				wilko at FreeBSD.org

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