Re: deregister?

From: Andres Salomon (
Date: Sun Apr 29 2001 - 21:03:19 EST

On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 10:27:29PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Apr 2001, Andres Salomon wrote:
> > Not to mention in various comments and documentation. Deregister,
> > according to (and many other dictionaries), is not a word.
> > Is there some sort of historical significance to this being used, in
> > place of "unregister"?
> Yes, we're all anti-american terrorists who plan to make the
> US economy collapse by inventing lots of new words which will
> have to be added to the dictionary, making the US economy
> unable to support the ever-growing dictionaries and ensuring
> the Americans will be unable to (learn to) spell, leaving them

Americans can spell? Since when?

> dead in the water if there's ever a linguistic war between
> them and the UK.
> Cunning, isn't it?
> cheers,
> Rik
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Well, at least you provided a reason. ;P That would be incredibly lame
if the answer turned out to be, "The original author made a mistake,
and no one cared enough to fix it. API users (who are constantly
mixing up unregister and deregister) be damned."

"... being a Linux user is sort of like living in a house inhabited
by a large family of carpenters and architects. Every morning when
you wake up, the house is a little different. Maybe there is a new
turret, or some walls have moved. Or perhaps someone has temporarily
removed the floor under your bed." - Unix for Dummies, 2nd Edition
        -- found in the .sig of Rob Riggs,
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