Re: "Four days" promise for Debian Mentees
On Oct 19, 2010, at 19:06, Ben Finney wrote:
> Andrei Popescu <email@example.com> writes:
>> On Ma, 19 oct 10, 10:21:41, 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
>> Me neither, but "disciple" would have been even worse :)
> At least it's not misleading. “mentee” implies the person is seeking a
> mentor, when that's not what is being described.
A mentee is someone who is mentored - that is what was described.
> Also, “disciple” has the advantage of being an actual word, unlike the
> mis-conjugated “mentee” :-)
Mentee, being a noun, doesn't get conjugated. But it is a bit of bad sounding English, I agree.