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OT Humble Pie (was hardw words)
- Subject: OT Humble Pie (was hardw words)
- From: jeff at passedpawn.com (Jeff Shevlen)
- Date: Mon Mar 31 13:18:44 2003
In my humble opinion this thread has been nothing but noise for about
a week. Some joker (a.k.a. Lal Manavado) has been giving his thesarus
a workout and that's about it. If you have nothing constructive to
say, don't broadcast it. Otherwise I'm with Anthony - join the docs
project and do something about it. Say it don't spray it.
Let's propose a merciful end to this thread.
----- Original Message -----
From: "CARTER Anthony" <a_(_dot_)_carter_(_at_)_cordis_(_dot_)_lu>
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2003 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: OT Humble Pie (was hardw words)
> IMHO (In My Humble Opinion), if anyone has any gripes with the
language in the
> documentation for freebsd, instead of complaining to FreeBSD mailing
> they should get involved with the documentation projects and write
> "understandable" version. I don't mind people complaining about
> instead of just complaining, suggesting changes would be more useful
> guess, very welcomed.
> So, next time you find a complicated man page or technical article,
> the answer by asking questions on mailing lists etc., figure out
> means, and then re-write the documentation in a way that you would
> useful for others in your situation. Then submit it for approval and
> everyone profits. In the end, with everyone doing just a little, the
> documentation could be vastly improved for non-technical people.
> Anthony Carter
> On Sunday 30 March 2003 05:35, Frans-Jan v. Steenbeek wrote:
> > Maybe some Norwegian members of the list can speak English on a
> > maybe even higher than "native" english-speakers, but some
Dutchmen on the
> > list (at least one of them, namely me) cannot follow everything of
> > story. Allthough I did get the major part of it, I wonder why such
> > complicated language is needed. I understand the humor behind it,
> > like to say to all of you: SPEAK NORMAL ENGLISH. (no offense :) )
> > Sometimes I even find the manuals too complicated.
> > should write all their text (especially their manuals) in
> > english for the "other part" of the community. That's what came up
> > mind while reading this.
> > Speaking of the debate here held: I must agree with mr. Clark.
> > like the style and attitude of mr. Manavado (sounds like an
> > behaviour in the Metal-scene) it is clear that no-one should
expect from a
> > non-native english-speaking newbie in the BSD-community to talk
> > "Queens-english". At least I am refusing to do so.
> > On Sat, 29 Mar 2003, Lal Manavado wrote:
> > > Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 09:37:58 -0800
> > > To: <freebsd-newbies_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org>
> > > From: "Lal Manavado" <manavado_(_at_)_frisurf_(_dot_)_no>
> > > Subject: Re: OT Humble Pie (was hardw words)
> > >
> > > As for English not being the first language of many a user, it
> > > hightens
> > > the cogency of our point; namely, a sound knowledge of English
> > > of
> > > considerable help. There is no logical reason why someone whose
> > > third tongue is English cannot surpass the so-called native
> > > some
> > > of whom merely emit sounds, which they fondly believe to be
> > >
> > > Hail to thee!
> > >
> > > L. M.
> > May the blessings of our Emperor be with thee to the end of all
> > Fi-Ji
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