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Re: Incorrect use of "it's" in package control files -- file mass bug?

Bernd Eckenfels <lists@lina.inka.de> 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.)

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