Re: It's "the Hurd"
Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com> writes:
> tb@MIT.EDU (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> > Section 1.3 of the installation manual asks "What is Hurd?"
> > The usage of "Hurd" is almost always with a definite article; the
> > question should be "What is the Hurd?"
> > (and throughout that section as well, "Hurd" should be replaced with
> > "the Hurd" almost everywhere it occurs)
> Thanks -- I've fixed this in my version. Of course, I don't go so far
> as to say "Debian GNU/The Hurd" or "the Debian/GNU Hurd", which seem
> awkward to say the least.
Well, usage varies. It's "The Hurd", but there is no "the" in "Debian
GNU/Hurd". The lead noun in the latter is "Debian", which does not
get an article in common usage.