OK, this is one of those things that probably doesn't really matter, but for some reason it bugs the heck out of me. I could either:
a ) go speak to a therapist about it
b ) follow the Buddhist philosophy of "What is, is" and allow it to pass through me whilst having no reaction to it, or
c ) write a post that sets the record straight and reduces the frequency by which this mistake is made.
I decided to start with the latter, and if that doesn't work, I'm going to retreat to a cave for 7 years and work on b ). Hopefully when I get back, the new library will be in place.
At first I thought it was just a typo. I mean, your fingers are happily typing along, and that "P" key is way over there in the corner, so the fingers are likely to want to tap out an extra "P", since they are there and all.
Then I thought maybe it was a language translation thing. English does have some pretty strange rules, and if it's not your native language, it may be difficult to decide when a vowel is to be pronounced in its long form. Perhaps this rule is not part of the pronunciation structure of other languages? Perhaps double consonants are very costly in other countries, and we Americans take it for granted, along with our unlimited bandwidth internet connections, and our warehouse-sized discount electronics big-box stores, and when someone from another country realizes that they can just throw that extra "P" in there with no extra charge, they just can't resist the temptation...
Then, the other day, I was speaking to a real live 3D person regarding Plex, and I wasn't just talking at someone, with their blank look and that slow nod that really conveys "you lost me after the second word", and "I'd rather be discussing taxes with my accountant". No, this was someone else who had discovered the joys of Plex, and we were having a two way conversation regarding the matter. And then he said it.
"Yeah, its really cool how Plex can scrap the theme music for the A-Team. I love that song!"
I glared at him, my eye started twitching. The room went silent and a tumbleweed blew between us. "What did you say? I asked.
"Umm, you know", he carefully replied, "I just think it's neat that Plex automatically scraps the theme music, not that I really like the A-Team or anything, I was just saying..."
My suspicions were confirmed.
But then, a moment of doubt crept over me. What if it is "scrap", and it has been I who has been mispronouncing the term, what if it was I who was part of the delusionally misinformed underclass who was perpetuating this abomination against proper technological grammar? My reality started to crumble. What if my whole life has been a facade, and everything that I thought I knew was false, and there were hordes of people laughing at my pronunciation of "Cabernet Sauvignon" behind my back? So, I did what anyone having an existentialist meltdown does...I Googled it.
Turns out I was right. Phew!
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): scrapped; scrap·ping
Date: circa 1891
1 : to convert into scrap
2 : to abandon or get rid of as no longer of enough worth or effectiveness to retain <scrap outworn methods>
synonyms see discard
Inflected Form(s): scraped; scrap·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse skrapa; akin to Old English scrapian to scrape, Latin scrobis ditch, Russian skresti to scrape
Date: 14th century
1: to remove from a surface by usually repeated strokes of an edged instrument b: to make (a surface) smooth or clean with strokes of an edged instrument or an abrasive
2: to grate harshly over or against
3: to collect by or as if by scraping —often used with up or together<scrape up the price of a ticket>
(I believe it is definition #3 above that we want to focus on as the possible root of our meaning here)
and from a Wikipedia article on "Web Scraping":
[Scraping] is a computer technique of extracting information from websites using specially coded software programs.
So, when one says that they are "scrapping" their library, they are in fact saying that they are getting rid of it,
but when one is "scraping" their library, they are collecting information about it from an external database.
I think it is easy to see which term is correct, and I urge you, for the sake of my mental health, please use the proper term.