Parents and parens (was: Problem with case-insensitive (?i) regex)

Kristian Lyngstol kristian at
Fri Dec 10 14:13:33 CET 2010

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 05:57:35PM +0500, Mikhail Mazursky wrote:
> 2010/12/5 Per Buer <perbu at>:
> > +insensitivity* add the flag within parens following a question mark,
> Hi, i think you misspelled "parenTs".

«Parentheses (singular, parenthesis) – also called simply brackets (UK), or
round brackets, curved brackets, oval brackets, or, colloquially, parens.»


  Parenthesis \Pa*ren"the*sis\ (p[.a]*r[e^]n"th[-e]*s[i^]s), n.;
     pl. {Parentheses}. [NL., fr. Gr. pare`nqesis, fr.
     parentiqe`nai to put in beside, insert; para` beside + 'en in
     + tiqe`nai to put, place. See {Para-}, {En-}, 2, and
     [1913 Webster]

oh, and while I'm at it:

  Colloquial \Col*lo"qui*al\, a. [See {Colloqui}.]
     Pertaining to, or used in, conversation, esp. common and
     familiar conversation; conversational; hence, unstudied;
     informal; as, colloquial intercourse; colloquial phrases; a
     colloquial style. -- {Col*lo"qui*al*ly}, adv.
     [1913 Webster]

(sorry, couldn't help myself).

- Kristian

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