Re: Incorrect use of "it's" in package control files -- file mass bug?
Bernd Eckenfels <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 12:00:29AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > And there are ideographic ones, for which there is no alphabetic
> > relation between the letters and the pronounciation. That's the
> > present example, in which most English speakers pronounce "i.e." as
> > "that IS" and "e.g." as "fr eg-ZAM-pl".
> BTW: now that we are off-topic I can ask something I always wanted to know
> :) I have the habit to spell "i.e." as "in especially" or more gramatically
> correct "especially". Is this a habit so uncommon or has anybody an idea
> where i might have picked that up?
No clue. Presumably just a false expansion of the abbreviation. I've
never heard anyone reading it as "in especially". ("Especially" isn't
a word I use much; I think my idiolect prefers "particularly", so I'm
a bad sample anyway.)