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From: Peter Humphrey <prh@...>
Subject: Re: Re: cvs commit: quick-samba-howto.xml
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 14:18:06 +0100
Shyam Mani wrote:

> This is correct.

Will you people stop arguing about correctness? Any question of correctness 
can be decided once and for all wherever it can apply, such as in 
arithmetic. Since any attempt to define correct English is doomed to failure 
(witness this silly thread), it is daft to keep on trying. Try for idiomatic 
usage instead, then you can acknowledge the unavoidable regional and 
national differences that we see and hear daily.

 > It is "an" FAQ not a FAQ. The letter F sounds like eff when you say it

No it doesn't, unless it's alone. You wouldn't want me to say "an fantasy", 
would you? FAQ is an acronym, i.e. a word just as valid as fantasy. Soon, I 
predict, it won't even be spelt with capitals. Bend with the wind.

 > and not fe fu fo... A, B, C.... F that's the sound you say F A Q with

It might be if anyone ever said F A Q.

...so it is an FAQ.

Not in any rational lexicon.

-- 
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Peter Humphrey
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