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Re: [groff] 04/04: tmac: Move macro diagnostics away from `quotes'.

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: [groff] 04/04: tmac: Move macro diagnostics away from `quotes'.
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:59:41 -0500
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At 2017-11-20T11:35:13+0000, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> Hi Branden,
> > Are you familiar with the U.K. practice[3] that says an abbreviation
> > doesn't get a period if the abbreviation ends with the final letter of
> > the abbreviated word?
> Nothing has been brought to a stop, unlike, say, Prof. Moriarty.
> > [3] en_GB: practise
> We English use practice for the noun, and practise for the verb.
> Just like advice and advise.

Curioser and curiouser!  I have seen practise used in practise as a noun
many times.  Here's a prestigious example:

In this case I am taking prestige as proportional to price tag.  ;-)


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