In message: <20040215190329.GQ8821@submonkey.net>
Ceri Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
: On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 10:42:48AM -0800, Wilko Bulte wrote:
: > wilko 2004/02/15 10:42:48 PST
: > FreeBSD doc repository
: > Modified files:
: > en index.xsl
: > Log:
: > A pair of floppies -> a couple of floppies.
: > A pair equals 2 and 2 floppies are not sufficient anymore.
: "A couple" is numerically equivalent to "a pair".
A couple isn't quite the same as a pair. A secondary meaning for a
couple is the same as a few. "Give me a couple of those biscuits" is
likely to get you 3 biscuits as 2 in many parts of the US.