[mw-devel] 'Grammarise gag' (fwd)

Steve Hill steve at nexusuk.org
Tue Feb 28 09:21:53 GMT 2006

On Tue, 28 Feb 2006, Peter Berry wrote:

> A suggestion for a new gag from wedge...

{"wont","won't (unless you meant 'wont' as in, 'it's my wont to misspell
things which is why I've been gagged'"},

Can't we just do "s/nt\>/n't/g" for these?  would that catch stuff that 
shouldn't be changed?


That would be annoying - how many times do people talk about IM? (instant 


The inability to implement capitalisation aside, this would do 
www.sucs.org -> www.SUCS.org which might be undesireable.


What if you were talking about "the DVD's special features"?


Whilest Hoover is a proper noun, it is also in common usage as a normal 
noun - should it be capitalised in that case?


Again, do we want to capitalise in cases where it isn't being used as a 
proper noun (i.e. it's describing a generic ball point pen rather than 
specifically a Biro)


Shouldn't have people's usernames in gags - this could go on forever with 
every single user.


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