Jump to content

"Fourty" ?


Recommended Posts

This misspelling persists in all versions of pbxnsip. Because I noticed it again in the beta preview for 4.0 I figured I'd bring it up: The default names for most of the extensions are mis-spelled as "fourty" - which displays on the phones. This is embarrassing if a customer sees it.

 

From dictionary.com:

40 (forty) is the natural number following 39 and preceding 41.

Despite being related to the word "four" (4), 40 is spelled as "forty", not "fourty". This is because etymologically (and still in accents without the horse-hoarse merger), the words have different vowels, "forty" containing a contraction in the same way that "fifty" contains a contraction of "five". The letters of the word "forty" are in alphabetical order; this is the only number that has this linguistic property in English.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 8 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...