[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Qt: grammar fixes
rob at hobbyistsoftware.com
Sun Jul 14 23:43:00 CEST 2013
On 13 July 2013 20:38, Edward Wang <edward.c.wang at compdigitec.com> wrote:
> - "<p>In order to protect your privacy, the <i>VLC media player</i>
> + "<p>In order to protect your privacy, <i>VLC media player</i> "
> "does <b>not</b> collect personal data or transmit them, "
> "not even in anonymized form, to anyone."
wading into controversial territory here, but in general usage, data is no
longer a plural.
it derives from a latin plural, but we don't speak latin any more, and even
grammar pedants like me find that referring to data as a plural
seems awkward and contrived.
so, I would suggest
> In order to protect your privacy, VLC media player does not collect
personal data or transmit it (even in anonymised form), to anyone.
if that's too hard for the old-school latin-educated amongst you, then you
could fudge it with:
> In order to protect your privacy, VLC media player does not collect or
transmit your personal data to anyone (not even in anonymised form).
you will of course note that I prefer the English anonymised over the
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