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Bug 84438 - Spelling error
Summary: Spelling error
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs-user
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Jose Luis Rivero (yoswink) (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-07 14:06 UTC by David Cozatt
Modified: 2005-03-17 11:32 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description David Cozatt 2005-03-07 14:06:02 UTC
"Audit the Existing Documentation

Verify if documentation is still valid, if no new way of handling things improves the situation, wether there are spelling mistakes, ... "

that is spelled "whether"

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.load page
Comment 1 David Cozatt 2005-03-07 14:10:56 UTC
 Jumped before I read further it seems to be pervasive in the document mentioned.

"Reintroduce Status Updates

Check who is part of the GDP and require a monthly status update. It seems that there are many developers "part" of GDP but their last action (wether commit, bug resolution or something else) happened a long time ago. "

Immediately following the first parenthesis.
Comment 2 Jose Luis Rivero (yoswink) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-16 03:21:19 UTC
Seems to be ok. All "whether" are right.
Thanks anyway.
Comment 3 David Cozatt 2005-03-17 09:59:58 UTC
Oh so it never happened? I never saw it? Bull crap. I pointed it out to my wife
amused by the sentence and the irony.
Comment 4 Xavier Neys (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-17 11:30:20 UTC
It did happen. I'm happy we helped you make your wife giggle :)
The author had already fixed it.
See for yourself at
Comment 5 Sven Vermeulen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-17 11:32:45 UTC
Yes, I've received an e-mail through www@g.o telling me about the real definition of "wether":

2 definitions found

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

  Wether \Weth"er\, n. [OE. wether, AS. we[eth]er; akin to OS.
     wethar, withar, a ram, D. weder, G. widder, OHG. widar, Icel.
     ve[eth]r, Sw. v["a]dur, Dan. v[ae]dder, Goth. wi[thorn]rus a
     lamb, L. vitulus calf, Skr. vatsa, L. vetus old, Gr. 'e`tos
     year; -- originally meaning, a yearling. Cf. {Veal},
     A castrated ram.

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : male sheep especially a castrated one