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Re: More templates QA

On 2009-08-02, Mark Brown <broonie@sirena.org.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 11:53:22AM +0100, Enrico Zini wrote:
>>  PR5. What are Non-Maintainer Uploads (NMUs) and when would you do an NMU?
>> -     Please list the usual procedure for a NMU.
>> +     Please list the usual procedure for an NMU.
> The original is correct here; "an" generally only preceeds a word that
> starts with a vowel in this context.

Style manuals seem to recommend "an" for an initialism when the first letter
begins with a vowel sound (as it does in "en em you").  I can see an argument
for "a NMU" if you read it as "a non-maintainer upload" though.

Not that it means much, but googlefight shows "an nmu" as more popular:


But it's definitely better not to be using *both* "an NMU" and "a NMU" in
adjacent lines as this question did before Enrico's patch...


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