Re: Bug#124874: lg-issue59: Spelling error in description
On Wed, Dec 19, 2001 at 07:44:51PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 12:33:33AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > - HAL 91 - a minimalistic Linux distribution
> > > + HAL 91 - a minimalist Linux distribution
> I'd say the bug report is incorrect.
> "Minimalist" is a noun. E.g., "Craig Sanders uses only small, lowercase
> letters, therefore he is a minimalist".
> "Minimalistic" is an adjective. E.g., "The only curse word Craig
> Sanders knows is 'fuck', therefore he has a minimalistic vocabulary."
> Clearly, the package in question is using the term "minimalistic" as an
If the adjectival meaning is intended, then "minimal" is probably the
correct word. I can't find "minimalistic" in any dictionary or wordlist
available to me.