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

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Mon Jun 18 23:42:54 CEST 2007

Diego Biurrun wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 12:56:03PM -0400, Gary Corcoran wrote:
>>Alexander Strange wrote:

>>>>> -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".

That's more or less correct. "First of all" can also mean "just to get
this out of the way first", and "first off" can also mean "as the first
thing you should pay attention to" (i.e., as the thing which is the most
important), but most of the time the split is roughly as you describe.

(On the earlier point: I don't think "should you like" is correct, but
any of the other suggested forms are valid.)

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