svn commit: r201477 - head/games/fortune/datfiles

Doug Barton dougb at
Wed Jan 6 00:03:14 UTC 2010

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. :)

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.

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. :)



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