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New column: Ask a kernel developer

New column: Ask a kernel developer

Posted Sep 30, 2009 20:53 UTC (Wed) by roelofs (guest, #2599)
In reply to: New column: Ask a kernel developer by giraffedata
Parent article: New column: Ask a kernel developer

I assume that's biweekly.

Ah, but biweekly (non-US) is semi-weekly (US). (And perhaps the opposite is true as well. I was too surprised to ask. :-) )

Greg


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New column: Ask a kernel developer

Posted Oct 3, 2009 16:06 UTC (Sat) by ccurtis (guest, #49713) [Link]

"Semi" has two meanings which are used somewhat loosely, which makes things confusing. Something "biweekly" is every other week. Something "semiannually" is twice a year. But "semi" can also mean "somewhat" and is also used as a playful "pseudo", as in "semi-hot". Generally the latter is spelled "semi-" but there's not much consistency. My (U.S.) interpretation of "semi-weekly" is "about once a week - we'll shoot for weekly but no promises".


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