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Re: lynx-dev (patch) INSTALLATION & Options refs

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev (patch) INSTALLATION & Options refs
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 10:10:04 -0500 (EST)

991127 Kim DeVaughn wrote: 
> On Fri, Nov 26, 1999, Philip Webb (address@hidden) said:
>| `cp' is a standard English abbreviation for `compare':
>| the majority of English speakers (incl non-natives) should know it.
> Really ...?  I've never seen/heard of it used in that way.
> I would have guessed it was a reference to the (UNIX) cp(1) utility program.
> I do think it will confuse some people, given the context) ...
maybe we don't read the same newspapers & magazines (smile).
how about `cf', which is actually more correct?
maybe it's one of those geographic things:
i lived in the USA for 4 years of graduate school
without noticing people there say `fit', where i say `fitted';
i grew up in the UK without noticing people saying `whilst',
where i have always said `while';
home-grown Canadians generally take a common-sense middling view of things.

anyway, i accept that Lynx docs sb (should be) easy for non-natives,
so if anyone wants to go thro' & replace `cp' with `see', no problem;
i've done my stint (work quota) for this week.

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