(The below was also filed as a bug in Debian NetHack -- http://bugs.debian.org/505647 -- which I plan to forward to the NetHack DevTeam.)
Two feature requests.
1. "Put on" and "wear" are confusingly similar terms in the English language. 'P' and 'W' should be made equivalent; no matter which of the two keys you press, it should either Wear or Put-on the item you
choose, whichever is appropriate. It should choose the appropriate one choice for you, instead of requiring that you make the right choice yourself.
2. 'T' and 'R' should also be made equivalent to each other: they should either remove or take off, whatever is appropriate for the item.