Re: The next release (was: Planned packages for sarge)
On Sun, Jul 21, 2002 at 09:21:13PM -0700, Craig Dickson wrote:
> Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Yeah, this is the weirdest wart in English, in my opinion.
> > bimonthly means every two months; semimonthly means twice in each
> > month.
> > biennially means every two years; semiannually means twice in each
> > year.
> > "biannual", sadly, is a synonym of semiannual. Wart! Wart! Wart!
> Actually, it's even worse than that. According to the American Heritage
> Dictionary, "biannual" can mean either semiannual or biennial,
> effectively making the word completely useless.
Doesn't it actually make the word especially well suited for describing the
debian release cycle ? (or the linux kernel release cycle for that matter)
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