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Documentation: merge: use MERGE_HEAD to refer to the remote branch

commit 57bddb11 (Documentation/git-merge: reword references to
"remote" and "pull", 2010-01-07) fixed the manual to drop the
assumption that the other branch being merged is from a remote
repository. Unfortunately, in a few places, to do so it
introduced the antecedentless phrase "their versions". Worse, in
passages like the following, 'they' is playing two roles.

| highlighting changes from both the HEAD and their versions.
|
| * Look at the diffs on their own. 'git log --merge -p <path>'

Using HEAD and MERGE_HEAD nicely assigns terminology to "our" and
"their" sides. It also provides the reader with practice using
names that git will recognize on the command line.

Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Rast <trast@student.ethz.ch>

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Documentation/git-merge.txt

    mergetool which will work you through the merge.
 
  * Look at the diffs.  `git diff` will show a three-way diff,
-   highlighting changes from both the HEAD and their versions.
+   highlighting changes from both the `HEAD` and `MERGE_HEAD`
+   versions.
 
- * Look at the diffs on their own. `git log --merge -p <path>`
-   will show diffs first for the HEAD version and then
-   their version.
+ * Look at the diffs from each branch. `git log --merge -p <path>`
+   will show diffs first for the `HEAD` version and then the
+   `MERGE_HEAD` version.
 
  * Look at the originals.  `git show :1:filename` shows the
-   common ancestor, `git show :2:filename` shows the HEAD
-   version and `git show :3:filename` shows their version.
+   common ancestor, `git show :2:filename` shows the `HEAD`
+   version, and `git show :3:filename` shows the `MERGE_HEAD`
+   version.
 
 
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