[CentOS-docs] wiki contribution

Jerry Amundson jamundso at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 04:42:23 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 4:01 PM, Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk> wrote:
> As this thread is alive again...

Ditto. [please read through completely before passing judgement.:-)]

> On 11/30/2009 11:35 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
>> On Mon, 30 Nov 2009, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>>> Am 30.11.09 22:49, schrieb R P Herrold:
>>>> I was considering 'axes' to refactor it along over the
>>>> weekend
>>> Please do consider "plain English" too, while doing so, as I have no
>>> idea what you mean by what you wrote in your last sentence>:)
>> hey -- I did 'highlight' the hard term, after all ;)
>> Axes -- pl. of axis -- a collection of vectors of classification.
> Axes -- pl. of axe -- a tool used to chop (traditionally wood) into
> smaller pieces.
> As a native English speaker, I assumed you were metaphorically going to
> take an axe to the page and chop it up.

Really? As a "native English speaker" myself, I *really* leaned
towards the "vector" option when I first encountered this thread. Then
again, I had to wield an *actual* axe often during my teenage years to
gather firewood, clear paths for navigation purposes, etc. So, perhaps
I'm a wee bit biased... :-)

>> yes -- I really did think thru the problem (and many other
>> tecnical matter problems) just that way. ;)
>> -- Russ herrold
> Again, I would reiterate Ralph's request for you to use plain English[1]
> when communitcating with this list, especially considering that it's a
> documentation list.

Just another nit-pick - the English-speakers spell-checker didn't pick
up the "communitcating" typo?? :-)

> [1] http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/

Great site - my search for "axes" resulted in eight (8) misspellings
of "taxes", and my "axis"
search was irrelevant. :-)

In conclusion - I had to respond because,
1. I found today's post from Russ to be pure genius. I still laugh.
2. This is, as you state, "a documentation list."

Really sorry if I offended... but this gave me a laugh today, and I needed It.
If we ever meet up, I owe you a pint, or whatever, as thanks...


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