[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on the BBC!!!

Christopher Swift christopher.swift at linux.com
Thu Oct 22 16:28:50 BST 2009

2009/10/22 Alan Lord (News) <alanslists at gmail.com>:
> On 21/10/09 23:26, Tony Pursell wrote:
>> On 21 Oct 2009 at 22:29, LeeGroups wrote:
>>> That page got right up my nose....
>>> ------------------------------
>>> Firstly, "computer program" isn't spelt "programme", that would be a
>>> "television programme".
> Not to be picky but "spelt" is a type of wheat grain used to make flour
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelt).
> A word is 'spelled' incorrectly.
> And in this sentence:
> "Given Dells position in the market place and it's support of Ubuntu,
> the contents of this page appear to be somewhat skewed in Microsofts
> direction."
> Dells should be Dell's, it's should be its[1] and Microsofts should be
> Microsoft's.
> If you are going to criticise spelling I would suggest getting your own
> in order would lend more weight to your argument.
> Al
> [1] http://www.future-perfect.co.uk/grammartips/grammar-tip-its.asp
> --
Alan, since we've gone onto the topic of both spelling and grammar,
you will find that according to the Oxford English Dictionary, the
past participle of the verb to spell is indeed "spelt".  We are not
living in America on this thread.  View here as an example of the
usage of the verb to spell in the past particple.

I do agree however with the points regarding apostrophes.


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