On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:07:45 +0000, Arthur Chance <free...@qeng-ho.org> wrote: > The distinction you make is one > I've not come across before, and I've worked with computers for nearly > 40 years.
This specific differentiation is common at least in Germany. We handle foreign words quite differently, for example we call a mobile phone a "Handy". :-) The FreeBSD handbook is a good example. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/install-start.html Here, "disk" seems to refer to hard disks, while "disc" refers to exchangable media. Both words can be found in the document. > I think it's better to simply qualify dis[ck] with an > adjective to disambiguate as necessary and accept that the US had a > spelling reform that the UK didn't so both forms are valid and > interchangeable. In most cases, it is done that way, e. g. "floppy disk" or "hard disk". > See also: program v. programme, colour v. color, etc. :-) I see that you are working in a computor centre. :-) -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"