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Re: More templates QA

On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 01:33:38PM +0000, Olly Betts 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.

It wasn't actually Olly's fault to choose 'an' in favour of 'a': he just
pointed out the previous inconsistency. But when creating a patch, given
the choice between the two, I considered that at Debconf everyone said
"ennemyou" instead of "new maintainer upload" and went for the one that
fits with the acronym instead of the extended form.



GPG key: 4096R/E7AD5568 2009-05-08 Enrico Zini <enrico@enricozini.org>

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