svn commit: r201477 - head/games/fortune/datfiles
stas at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jan 6 00:25:05 UTC 2010
On Tue, 05 Jan 2010 16:03:18 -0800
Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org> mentioned:
> Stanislav Sedov wrote:
> > Thanks for suggestions!
> And thank you for making the changes. :)
> > What's regarding the "there're" spelling --- I'm not sure what the
> > correct version is: I took this quote from the San Francisco
> > Chronicle newspaper, and it saved the original spelling.
> Couple of things regarding that. First, "there're" is very far from
> being a common English construction, especially in formal speech such
> as the context of this quote. Second, I found numerous citations that
> have it spelled out on line, I didn't find any that had the
> contraction (although I admit that I did not do an exhaustive search).
> Finally, the chronicle is not who I would choose to be objective in
> regards to a quotation from someone with whom they share an opposite
> political viewpoint. :)
Yeah, true :-)
> In regards to what you appended to the date, "On" would be fine, after
> thinking about it "Regarding" would probably be more clear. Either way
> it should be capitalized. The "to" should definitely be changed to
> "of" however, for proper English'ification.
Hmm, I'm not by any means the English language expert [just learning],
but isn't "invasion of" in this context is somewhat vague? I mean,
from what I see from dictionaries "invasion of smth" could mean both
the action by smth, and action against smth. Is "invasion to"
BTW, why it should be capitalized, it's not a start of a sentence?
> I'm happy to make the changes if you'd rather, since I realize that
> it's annoying having to fix grammar nits, especially about something
> as trivial as the fortune files. :)
Yeah, please do. I'm clearly not competent enough at this area.
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