[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] typo in site documentation

Gary Corcoran gcorcoran
Mon Jun 18 23:30:06 CEST 2007

Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 12:56:03PM -0400, Gary Corcoran wrote:
>> Alexander Strange wrote:
>>> On Jun 18, 2007, at 12:19 PM, Michel Bardiaux wrote:
>>>> I dont thinl Alexander meant "First off" too was correct.
>>> Looks okay to me.
>>>>> --- src/bugreports	(revision 84)
>>>>> +++ src/bugreports	(working copy)
>>>>> @@ -16,7 +16,7 @@
>>>>>  <p>
>>>>> -First off, please remember that all the developer working on FFmpeg are
>>>>> +First off, please remember that all the developers working on FFmpeg are
>> The original change was correct: "First off," should be "First of all,".
> AFAIK both are correct English usage with slightly different meanings.
> "First of all" I would think has a connotation of "most importantly",
> while "first off" sounds more like "before talking about anything else".

Not really.  Your English is normally superb, but I think it's a little
off here.  "First off" is really just slang, not proper English, which
I interpret as just a slang version of "first of all", with the same
meaning of "before we talk about anything else"...
(I'm American, in case you're wondering)


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