[linux-dvb] Bad English

Ralph Metzler rjkm at metzlerbros.de
Sun Apr 9 11:46:20 CEST 2006

linuxtv at zacglen.com.au writes:
 > Why are the Linux dvb devices are named /dev/dvb/adapterN/xxxM?
 > Doesn't this just prove that computer programmers don't do well in
 > other subjects like English?

Like twice "are" in one sentence?

 > An "adapter" is "one who adapts".
 > An "adaptor" is a device.

Hmm, no. They are just two different ways of writing both.
Please check a dictionary. 

 > Somebody should correct the glaring purile grammatical error before
 > it gets too deeply embedded.

You mean "puerile"?


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