"Misleading". Hmm. I'm not sure about that.So smiley is a noun and smileys is the plural and that XF person is incorrect and just misleading many people.
Yes, misleading. Because of one person from XF, XF is teaching me and millions others wrong English. It is different when I make a mistake in a chat compere to making a mistake in a software that millions of people are using. You guys have a bit more responsibility there."Misleading". Hmm. I'm not sure about that.
I agree that the spelling is debatable, but in English, there's quite a lot of precedent for the plural of smiley (as a noun) to be smilies.
What is the plural of Berry? Berries, not Berrys.
The plural of Possibility is Possibilities, not Possibilitys.
The plural of Lady is Ladies, and not Ladys.
And so on.
Ultimately, while we know it is up for debate, this is what we've settled on and something we have been using now for around 9 years so not something we feel inclined to change at this point.
I understand, you guys do that unintentionally.With all due respect, we're not trying to teach you English. This is just, in our interpretation, the correct plural.
Though I need to add that I slightly misspoke earlier.
We do not recognise "Smiley" to be the singular of "Smilies". We don't actually use the word "Smiley" anywhere in the software. We use the word "Smilie". While it is not the most common way to spell it, it is valid, and it is our chosen way. The correct plural for "Smilie" is "Smilies".
Language is a wonderful thing in that it is constantly evolving. Things change over time including the different usage of words ('gay' today vs 'gay' in the early 20th century) and spelling. Yoghurt and yogurt. Organisation and organization.Just for your interest "smilie" is not an English word. It would have been nice if you could use English language in the software. Thanks.
The English name for this is smiley.
The reality is that since the advent of the little cartoon "smiles" they have always been called smilies (plural) or smiley (singular).The HTTP referer (originally a misspelling of referrer) is an optional HTTP header field that identifies the address of the webpage (i.e. the URI or IRI) that linked to the resource being requested. By checking the referrer, the new webpage can see where the request originated.
But hey, I give him/her points for the stylish, only slightly snotty, staccato, "Seven of Nine" type posting! That's a rarity from someone who clearly means well.To be honest, I find it rather humorous that of all the things one might complain about in the English language you are choosing to focus on the word smilies.