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Re: It's "the Hurd"

Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.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.

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