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Re: "Four days" promise for Debian Mentees

On Oct 19, 2010, at 05:21, Justin B Rye wrote:

> Andrei Popescu wrote:
>> I thought only masters have disciples ;) and the online Merriam-Webster 
>> confirms the term.
> I've got to admit I'm not keen on the word "mentee" either; if all
> Debian mailinglist posts went through debian-l10n-english for usage
> checking I'd have suggested finding a better word.

It is proper English.

>  Those plaintive
> please-upload-my-package posts on debian-mentors are looking for a
> (one-time) sponsor, not a mentor, so maybe it would be better to
> call them "prospective sponsorees"?

Fair enough, but that seems equally awkward.


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