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Re: Food for thought (resurfacing)

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:20:13 -0500
Cc: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9DD052E5-163C-40A6-AE98-A23485ADFD37@ihmc.us>
To: Marc Fawzi <marc.fawzi@gmail.com>

On Jul 28, 2014, at 6:42 PM, Marc Fawzi <marc.fawzi@gmail.com> wrote:

> How does polypoly sound? :)

Two ways, unfortunately: polly-polly, or poh-lip-oh-lee (like oligopoly)

Pat

> 
> Funny how know so much attention is spent about the proper use of the English language (concepts) but when it comes to W3C APIs we sometimes end up with confusing choice of words. 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Jul 28, 2014, at 3:24 PM, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>> On 7/28/2014 3:28 PM, Marc Fawzi wrote:
>>> 
>>> but "Monopoly" to me means the market is dominated by 2-3 players
>> 
>> Uh, no.... without trying to be too formal about it, monopoly is about dominance by one "player". See, for example, the 6th definition from [1] which says:
>> 
>> 6. the market condition that exists when there is only >one< seller.
>> 
>> No need to pursue this in detail here, but the prefix "mono" is there for a reason.
>> 
>> Noah
>> 
>> [1] http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/monopoly?s=t
> 
> 

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