Re: Not so silly question about the name of the Hurd
On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 07:05:54PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 09:58:59AM -0800, James A. Treacy wrote:
> > Can you at least tell us the preferred form for English?
> "the Hurd" is the correct form.
"Are you THE Zaphod Beeblebrox", asked the pink winged creature.
"No, I'm just A Zaphod Beeblebrox. Didn't you hear I come in 6 packs now?"
- Slightly paraphrased from Restaurant at the End of the Universe,
Of course, standard English says that any word starting with 'h' should
be considered to have started with a vowel for grammatical purposes.
"I run an Hurd system, you run an hurd...."
I am a Unitarian *Universalist* - RUAUU2? =)