Re: Debian GNU or Debian GNU/Hurd?
- To: Kevin Kreamer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: email@example.com
- Subject: Re: Debian GNU or Debian GNU/Hurd?
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Thomas Bushnell, BSG)
- Date: 01 Oct 2001 20:00:22 -0700
- Message-id: <email@example.com>
- In-reply-to: <20010927075650.A31596@kreamer.org>
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Kevin Kreamer <email@example.com> writes:
> That's fine, but there's a difference between an article customarily
> preceding a name, and one that is part of a name. What I'm saying is
> if you really want "the" to be part of the name "GNU Hurd", it should
> actually be "The GNU Hurd". Otherwise it's just part of the rest of
> those sentences. (And if you say the "the" isn't important enough
> to be capitalized, I propose that it isn't important enough to be a
> necessary part of the official name.)
"the" isn't a part of the name, the point is that the name is the sort
of part of speech which takes "the"--unlike proper names in general,
which don't get "the".