docs/70920: [PATCH] fix couple typos && s/words/entities (handbook preface)
zettel at acm.org
Wed Aug 25 15:43:23 UTC 2004
On Wednesday 25 August 2004 10:18 am, Jesus R. Camou wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 03:46:16PM +0100, Ceri Davies wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 09:49:12AM -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
> > > On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 10:35:30AM +0100, Tom Hukins wrote:
> > > > Me too, but I'm English and we write our documentation in American,
> > > > so we should consider 'travelled' a typo.
> > >
> > > This is one of the harder ones to nail down. Most of the
> > > American/English spelling issues at least have "one correct" American
> > > spelling but for this one both spellings seem to be "accepted" in
> > > American writing.
> > >
> > > I went through this a couple months ago with Ceri for "labeled" versus
> > > "labelled" - both seem to be tolerated widely. It's hard to decide
> > > on "one central authority" to help with determining what's right.
> > >
> > > That said, is there something we could as a project decide is close
> > > enough to being a central authority? Properties of such a thing would
> > > be easy accesibility (preferrably for free :-) on a global basis since
> > > we have lots of people all over the world contributing to the primary
> > > American-ese docs. Having something like that could help avoid a lot
> > > of bikesheds-to-be... :-)
> > The Chicago Manual of Style covers which word to use in these cases, and
> > I will check it when I get home.
> > Unfortunately it's not freely accessible, but Murray, Tom Rhodes and
> > myself all have a copy and I, at least, would be happy to look stuff up
> > in it.
> Please do. I'm pretty sure the correct US English spelling is `traveled'.
> I suggested this change because ``please use US English'' is stated in the
which says it is
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language:
Fourth Edition. 2000.
Inflected forms: trav·eled or trav·elled, trav·el·ing or trav·el·ling,
trav·els or trav·els
Note "traveled" comes first. This is certainly the form this
United States of America native would expect.
I note this is a reasonably authoritative souce, and is
available on line.
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