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Re: [css3-images] comments on radial gradients

From: Øyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:20:11 +0100
To: "Alan Gresley" <alan@css-class.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.wa9dnxwmbunlto@oyvinds-desktop>
On Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:51:19 +0100, Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>  
wrote:

> The MacQuarie Concise Dictionary of Australia.
>
> axis - the central line of any symmetrical .....
> axes - plural of axis

Exactly.

> I myself have used axises (no red underline for spell check as I typed  
> that) on this list.

It doesn't get a red underline because it's a correctly spelled word, but  
nevertheless it is the wrong word. As I and several other people have  
pointed out, "axises" is the plural of this:  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_(genus)

> To uses the spelling found in computer science (which was largely  
> American to begin with) is confusing for English speakers in Britain,  
> Australia and New Zealand.

It's not specific to computer science.

-- 
Øyvind Stenhaug
Core Norway, Opera Software ASA
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