typo in manual first paragraph
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Fri Dec 3 05:56:12 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-12-02 at 20:41 -0700, Warren Block wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Dec 2010, John Baldwin wrote:
> > On Thursday, December 02, 2010 3:37:16 am Sergey Kandaurov wrote:
> >> On 2 December 2010 06:14, John McCall <biomedsoftware at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> I think you mean "broad"..........not board
> >>> ............"Working through this section requires little more than the
> >>> desire to explore, and the ability to take on board new concepts as they are
> >>> introduced.
> >> I'm not a native speaker, but "take on board" in this context
> >> stands for me as "understand, take in mind, accept smth.".
> > I agree, but given that it is a bit idiomatic and confusing, it might be best
> > to reword the sentence. I would say s/take on board/tackle/, but I'm not
> > sure 'tackle' is any less confusing. I do find the current wording a bit
> > awkard, but 'take on board' is a bit 'stronger' than simply 'understand' as
> > it implies that the task requires some work (e.g. taking on a new task at a
> > job). Maybe 'embrace' would work.
> The original is confusing because "take on" and "on board" conflict.
> "Accept" isn't a terrible replacement.
How about "... requires nothing more than the desire to explore the new
concepts that it introduces and the willingness to learn and accept
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