[FOSDEM] FOSDEM Code of Conduct, supposed minor typo

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Sun Nov 15 21:15:23 CET 2015


On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 9:12 PM, Geert Stappers <stappers at stappers.nl> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 12:46:14PM -0700, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>>
>> Just wanted to point out that there is a minor typo in the last line
>> just before the contact details.
>
> Copy of that line:
> ' Thank you for your help in making FOSDEM a success and pleasant for all the people involved. '
>
> What should be changed?  And into what??

"make a success and pleasant" is a zeugma[*]

s/pleasant/a pleasure/?

[*] Ha, didn't know it was called the same in English and in Dutch ;-)
     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeugma

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

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