Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread Nick Holland
On 02/17/13 04:54, Jason McIntyre wrote: On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 01:29:00PM +0400, Nick Permyakov wrote: Hi, I might be nitpicking, but the sentence This will take awhile... at the bottom of http://www.openbsd.org/stable.html doesn't seem very grammatical to me. I'd suggest fixing it to

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread Alexander Hall
On 02/18/13 19:48, Nick Holland wrote: On 02/17/13 04:54, Jason McIntyre wrote: On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 01:29:00PM +0400, Nick Permyakov wrote: Hi, I might be nitpicking, but the sentence This will take awhile... at the bottom of http://www.openbsd.org/stable.html doesn't seem very

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread Ted Unangst
On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 20:53, Alexander Hall wrote: On 02/18/13 19:48, Nick Holland wrote: a while/awhile means a short time? wow. I've always used it as meaning a long time. 'course, I usually say it with a sarcastic tone, so maybe it's the sarcasm that gets the point across. Not that

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread sven falempin
On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM, Alexander Hall alexan...@beard.se wrote: On 02/18/13 19:48, Nick Holland wrote: On 02/17/13 04:54, Jason McIntyre wrote: On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 01:29:00PM +0400, Nick Permyakov wrote: Hi, I might be nitpicking, but the sentence This will take awhile...

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread patrick keshishian
On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 12:24 PM, sven falempin sven.falem...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM, Alexander Hall alexan...@beard.se wrote: On 02/18/13 19:48, Nick Holland wrote: On 02/17/13 04:54, Jason McIntyre wrote: On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 01:29:00PM +0400, Nick Permyakov

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread Alexander Hall
On 02/18/13 21:43, patrick keshishian wrote: [5] http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/awhile awhile /əˈwajəl/ adverb : for a while : for a short time ▪ I'm going to sit and rest awhile. ▪ The rumor had been around awhile. While definition and practice may very well differ and change over

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread Kevin Chadwick
i asked native english speaker, apparently, taking awhile is always 'sarcastic', and never short. Not according to dictionaries[1][2][4]. I've never thought awhile as a sarcastic usage. Well I've never seen awhile written without a space so you can take this with a pinch of salt but

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread Marc Espie
On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 09:25:06PM +, Kevin Chadwick wrote: i asked native english speaker, apparently, taking awhile is always 'sarcastic', and never short. Not according to dictionaries[1][2][4]. I've never thought awhile as a sarcastic usage. Well I've never seen awhile

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread MD
On 18/02/13 21:31, Marc Espie wrote: On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 09:25:06PM +, Kevin Chadwick wrote: i asked native english speaker, apparently, taking awhile is always 'sarcastic', and never short. Not according to dictionaries[1][2][4]. I've never thought awhile as a sarcastic usage. Well

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread Chris Cappuccio
Marc Espie [es...@nerim.net] wrote: This seems like a disturbing trend to me. are we going to turn www into a dumbed-down international english slang ? ... Yeah, we need some more translations of www. What should we call the mix of hillbilly, valley girl, inner-city slang, and various

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-18 Thread Nick Holland
On 02/18/13 19:51, Chris Cappuccio wrote: Marc Espie [es...@nerim.net] wrote: This seems like a disturbing trend to me. are we going to turn www into a dumbed-down international english slang ? ... Yeah, we need some more translations of www. What should we call the mix of hillbilly,

Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-17 Thread Nick Permyakov
Hi, I might be nitpicking, but the sentence This will take awhile... at the bottom of http://www.openbsd.org/stable.html doesn't seem very grammatical to me. I'd suggest fixing it to read ...take a while Best regards, Nick Permyakov

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-17 Thread Jason McIntyre
On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 01:29:00PM +0400, Nick Permyakov wrote: Hi, I might be nitpicking, but the sentence This will take awhile... at the bottom of http://www.openbsd.org/stable.html doesn't seem very grammatical to me. I'd suggest fixing it to read ...take a while Best regards,

Re: Fixing a phrase in /stable.html

2013-02-17 Thread patrick keshishian
funny enough, i took a short break from the book i'm reading to check email and read this message. returning to the book i read this sentence: We picked the twelfth and thirteenth of July, but for awhile the issue was in some doubt. :) --patrick On Sunday, February 17, 2013, Jason McIntyre