Bug #1665

spelling error during startup

Added by ah about 4 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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Description

during startup:
text: busses
error: busses
fix: buses

History

#1 Updated by pavalos about 4 years ago

On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 02:44:39PM +0000, arden henderson (via DragonFly issue tracker) wrote:
>
> New submission from arden henderson <>:
>
> during startup:
> text: busses
> error: busses
> fix: buses
>

Busses is a correct spelling. Is there a consistency issue, or do you
just prefer "buses"?

--Peter

#2 Updated by swildner about 4 years ago

Am 03.02.2010 16:49, schrieb Peter Avalos:
> On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 02:44:39PM +0000, arden henderson (via DragonFly issue tracker) wrote:
>>
>> New submission from arden henderson<>:
>>
>> during startup:
>> text: busses
>> error: busses
>> fix: buses
>>
>
> Busses is a correct spelling. Is there a consistency issue, or do you
> just prefer "buses"?
>
> --Peter

FWIW, the Wikipedia article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_%28computing%29 consistently uses
'buses' as plural.

Sascha

#3 Updated by memmerto about 4 years ago

> Am 03.02.2010 16:49, schrieb Peter Avalos:
>> On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 02:44:39PM +0000, arden henderson (via DragonFly
>> issue tracker) wrote:
>>>
>>> New submission from arden henderson<>:
>>>
>>> during startup:
>>> text: busses
>>> error: busses
>>> fix: buses
>>>
>>
>> Busses is a correct spelling. Is there a consistency issue, or do you
>> just prefer "buses"?
>>
>> --Peter
>
> FWIW, the Wikipedia article
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_%28computing%29 consistently uses 'buses'
> as plural.
>
> Sascha

I'll take my bikeshed black.

Peter is correct in saying that this is "a" correct spelling -- it depends
on what side of the ocean you're on, as I'm pretty sure this is a US vs UK
English issue.

#4 Updated by ah about 4 years ago

> Busses is a correct spelling. Is there a consistency issue, or do you
> just prefer "buses"?

It's an ambiguity issue. (And a consistency issue with regards to
conventional/common use.)

more:
While "busses" is indeed a correct spelling (and therefore will
typically pass spelling checkers) and is listed in a sampling of
dictionaries as an "alternate" spelling of "buses," it is not the
(current) conventional plural form of the word "bus," and, more
importantly, ambiguous enough as to rule out as a practical choice
because the (English) word "busses" is also the plural (noun), and
third-person singular simple present indicative form (verb), of the
word "buss." In view of common use, "buss" definitively, and most
definitely, does not convey the intended, common, and conventional,
meaning as "bus" in context of the start-up code. In general, for good
practices, it is prudent to avoid words labeled as "alternate"
spellings, given a choice. (Side-note: Apparently, "busses" is
additionally loaded as the French verb form second-person singular
subjunctive imperfect of "boire.") "Buses" is the consistent,
practical, simple-loaded plural form choice for non-ambiguous,
conventional use throughout the project.

--a

#5 Updated by alexh about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected
  • Assignee deleted (0)

bikeshed.

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