cvs commit: www/en index.xsl
ceri at submonkey.net
Mon Feb 16 04:06:51 PST 2004
On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 08:23:02PM +0100, Wilko Bulte 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".
> A couple of means (to me, I'm not a native speaker) something
> like "a handful".
Colloquially, it does. According to Webster's, it doesn't.
However, I've just found a definition in WordNet that agrees with you,
which is good enough for me.
My original point was that if your objection to the original was the
connotations of "2-ness", then this change may be ineffective. "Few"
might be a better choice, as it has never meant anything other than
"some, but not too many" and doesn't have associations with breeding
pairs. It's not really important to me, but might be to you since you
made this commit ;-)
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