[PATCH] tree-wide: trivial: s/ a SPI/ an SPI/

Tudor Ambarus tudor.ambarus at linaro.org
Fri Feb 3 04:30:06 PST 2023

On 2/3/23 11:47, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 03, 2023 at 11:28:03AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 3, 2023 at 11:17 AM Tudor Ambarus <tudor.ambarus at linaro.org> wrote:
>>> The deciding factor for when a/an should be used is the sound
>>> that begins the word which follows these indefinite articles,
>>> rather than the letter which does. Use "an SPI" (SPI begins
>>> with the consonant letter S, but the S is pronounced with its
>>> letter name, "es.").
>> While I agree with your pronunciation, I believe the SPI maintainer
>> (which you forgot to CC) pronounces it in James Bond-style, i.e. rhymes
>> with "spy" ;-)
> Yes, I do.  To the best of my knowledge most people just say "spy"
> rather than pronouncing the letters or anything.
> In any case as I said in reply to one of the individual patches English
> isn't regular enough to go with hard and fast rules on anything, and the
> letter rule is much more commonly used where something is needed.  Using
> an here looks wrong to me, and the fact that a is so widely used does
> suggest that usage has escaped whatever rule there is.

$ git grep " a SPI" | wc -l
$ git grep " an SPI" | wc -l

Ok, let's drop this patch.


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