Rename Wine User Guide to Wine User's Guide?

Peter Riocreux par+wine_devel at
Thu Oct 14 10:22:10 CDT 2004

Kuba Ober <kuba at> writes:

> On niedziela 10 październik 2004 02:04 pm, Marcus Meissner wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 08:53:14AM -0400, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
>> > On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 01:10:06AM -0700, Scott Ritchie wrote:
>> > > I think for consistency's sake we should rename the Wine User Guide to
>> > > Wine User's Guide - afterall, it's a guide for the user, not about the
>> > > user.
>> > >
>> > > Thoughts?
>> >
>> > Go for it.
>> What about the cruelty to the common apostroph? I am not a native speaker,
>> but it looks wrong there.
> Actually, the apostrophe looks quite right there. Whose guide is it? The 
> user's. Then one has user's guide, not user guide. User guide sounds like a 
> u-channel where you'd shove users in order to keep them guided ;)

I have always operated on the principle that if two people can argue
about it then it should be written a different way, so how about one of:

Guide for Wine Users
Guide to Using Wine
Wine: a guide for Users
Using Wine

No apostrophes, grocer's or otherwise.


PS: I thought it out to have been "Wine Users' Guide" as it belongs to
users in the plural rather than a particular user, iff ownership does
not accrue to the author ....

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