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#20409 - 09/19/03 08:32 PM Pet peeve...
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
OK...I generally don't say anything about grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc...because we ALL make mistakes -
BUT...

The low frequency sounds coming from your speakers is called BASS, not BASE.

That has got to be the #1 most misspelled word in any audio forum.
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#20410 - 09/19/03 10:14 PM Re: Pet peeve...
Ken.C Offline
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Ahhhhh. Thank you... I didn't want to be the grammar nazi on this forum, but that's been driving me nuts, too.
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#20411 - 09/19/03 10:42 PM Re: Pet peeve...
Joe90 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/02
Posts: 71
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario
Spiff, the English language truly is one of a kind...you can fish for bass, but not for base. However, when your listening to music, you listen to... Like I said, one of a kind!

Cheers.

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#20412 - 09/19/03 10:55 PM Re: Pet peeve...
JohnK Offline
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How about "seperates"?. Don't they teach in the 3rd grade anymore that "There's a rat in separate"?
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#20413 - 09/19/03 11:29 PM Re: Pet peeve...
twopecker Offline
local

Registered: 07/20/03
Posts: 290
Loc: Nebraska
I am normally not one for spreading around worthless emails, but after reading this thread, just have to post this:

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

take that you spelling nazis!!!!

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#20414 - 09/20/03 12:29 AM Re: Pet peeve...
sushi Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
English is my second language and I am always on the learning curve. But these are some of the most common mistakes I find in technical documents written by Americans:

ensure vs. insure
affect vs. effect
consist vs. comprise vs. compose

Anyway, here is a comprehensive listing.


Among the audio lingos, how about bookshelfs?


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#20415 - 09/20/03 03:24 AM Re: Pet peeve...
pmbuko Offline
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Posts: 16273
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I think you're way off-base with that comment, spiff...
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#20416 - 09/20/03 10:49 AM Re: Pet peeve...
rcvecc Offline
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Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 608
Loc: east haven ct
tahts a vrey itnretsnig psot-but who wuold eevr wirhgt lkie taht....ron

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#20417 - 09/21/03 09:37 AM Re: Pet peeve...
twodan19 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/02
Posts: 624
Loc: Pembroke, Massachusetts
how about receiver? even when i interview for a new shipper/receiver, if receiver is not spelled correctly...you're out.

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#20418 - 09/21/03 07:31 PM Re: Pet peeve...
pmbuko Offline
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And don't forget about nukyular. When I interview for a new Nuclear Systems Safety Engineer down at the reactor, if they pronounce it nook-yoo-ler, I ask them to repeat themselves. If they say it wrong again, I stick 'em in the reaction chamber and use them as a cooling rod.

Hopefully Dubya will need a job after this coming election and apply....

Bwahahaha!

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#20419 - 09/21/03 09:36 PM Re: Pet peeve...
real80sman Offline
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 1123
Loc: Ontario, Canada
OK, time for some of us Cannucks to pipe in, eh!

Growing up I lived near Deetroyit, a large Mare Can siddy lying across the Deetroyit River from Windsor, Untario. Other Mare Can places known to Canajans are Buff Low, Tcha Coggo, and Ore Gone.

LORD TUNDERIN' JESUS, BYE! Ya ever been to Tunder Bay?
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#20420 - 09/22/03 08:30 AM Re: Pet peeve...
twodan19 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/02
Posts: 624
Loc: Pembroke, Massachusetts
but, is it two fish, or two fishes, or would that be to fishes, or was it too fishes?

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#20421 - 09/22/03 09:57 AM Re: Pet peeve...
littleb Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1235
Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
How about people who talk about the purchase of very expensive audiophile speakers on certain home audio message boards and end their critique with the phrase "I never looked back." That is starting to make me cringe just a little.

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#20422 - 09/22/03 12:11 PM Re: Pet peeve...
twodan19 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 12/20/02
Posts: 624
Loc: Pembroke, Massachusetts
beep-beep. hey buddy, move it

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#20423 - 09/22/03 12:21 PM Re: Pet peeve...
sidvicious02 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 973
Loc: Brandon, Manitoba
aww, c'mon littleb, how about the "even my wife noticed the difference from the kitchen/bedroom/upstairs/root cellar". That's got to be worse.
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#20424 - 09/22/03 12:43 PM Re: Pet peeve...
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16273
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Sorry spiff, but one of your recent posts warrants the Angry Flower:



No offense, as usual.
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#20425 - 09/22/03 02:14 PM Re: Pet peeve...
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
Shame on me. I know better.
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#20426 - 09/23/03 01:35 AM Re: Pet peeve...
sushi Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
Yeah, an extra proofreading would insure that the glasses of wine were not effecting your writing.

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#20427 - 09/23/03 02:01 AM Re: Pet peeve...
Ken.C Offline
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Posts: 17768
Loc: NoVA
Aaaarg! *wham wham wham wham* [slams head against monitor]
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#20428 - 09/23/03 10:03 AM Re: Pet peeve...
alan Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3187
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi,

Loved the cartoon. Another thing: it's "receiver," not "reciever"! Don't grade schools teach that little rhyme anymore? "i" before "e" except after "c"?

There is an exception, of course, this being English: their.

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#20429 - 09/23/03 10:11 AM Re: Pet peeve...
JasonG Offline
local

Registered: 04/29/02
Posts: 216
Loc: central Ohio
I was taught 'i' before 'e' except after 'c' or when sounding like "neighbor" or "weigh".

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#20430 - 09/23/03 10:13 AM Re: Pet peeve...
twopecker Offline
local

Registered: 07/20/03
Posts: 290
Loc: Nebraska
There is an even more important exception I learned in my college days:

Budweiser

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#20431 - 09/23/03 01:48 PM Re: Pet peeve...
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16273
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
ensure, sushi. insure is only when you're talking about property or money.
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#20432 - 09/23/03 02:12 PM Re: Pet peeve...
pmbuko Offline
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Sure, I know that before you receive a driver's license, you must ensure that your car is insured. But before you receive insurance, you must assure the company that you have a driver's licence. How, then, does one assure licensure without ensuring insurance?
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#20433 - 09/23/03 02:39 PM Re: Pet peeve...
chesseroo Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4827
Loc: western canada
Ah Peter.
Refreshingly funny humour for my short afternoon of reprieve.
Much obliged.


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#20434 - 09/23/03 02:44 PM Re: Pet peeve...
chesseroo Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4827
Loc: western canada
In reply to:

but, is it two fish, or two fishes, or would that be to fishes, or was it too fishes?



Goose, geese, moose, meese?
The english language has got to be one of the toughest languages on the face of the earth.
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#20435 - 09/23/03 02:49 PM Re: Pet peeve...
pmbuko Offline
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Even so, I think people who learn English as a second language relatively early in life (like me ) seem to have a better grasp on it than many native speakers.
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#20436 - 09/23/03 02:52 PM Re: Pet peeve...
sushi Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
In reply to:

Yeah, an extra proofreading would insure that the glasses of wine were not effecting your writing.



Peter, I wrote the above as an example of typical mistakes (read my first post in this thread). In fact, my example contains another common one: "effect" should be "affect." Did I do it too subtly? -- sorry forgot to type in a smiley...

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#20437 - 09/23/03 03:09 PM Re: Pet peeve...
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16273
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Oops. My eyes must knot be working write today.
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#20438 - 09/23/03 05:12 PM Re: Pet peeve...
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17768
Loc: NoVA
I didn't catch the first one (not reading closely enough!). The second was what made me want to slam my head against the monitor.

Here's another great cartoon by the same dude http://www.angryflower.com




Edited by kcarlile (09/23/03 05:13 PM)
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#20439 - 09/23/03 06:07 PM Re: Pet peeve...
recruiterbob Offline
frequent flier

Registered: 08/04/03
Posts: 10
Loc: Kentucky
Hmmm. . . I thought the exception was Budweiser!

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