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#20409 - 09/19/03 08:32 PM Pet peeve...
spiffnme Offline

Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5219
Loc: Los Angeles
OK...I generally don't say anything about grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc...because we ALL make mistakes -

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.
"A nation cannot prosper long, when it favors only the prosperous." -President Barack Obama

#20410 - 09/19/03 10:14 PM Re: Pet peeve...
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17828
Loc: NoVA
Ahhhhh. Thank you... I didn't want to be the grammar nazi on this forum, but that's been driving me nuts, too.
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

#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 can fish for bass, but not for base. However, when your listening to music, you listen to... Like I said, one of a kind!


#20412 - 09/19/03 10:55 PM Re: Pet peeve...
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10436
How about "seperates"?. Don't they teach in the 3rd grade anymore that "There's a rat in separate"?

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#20413 - 09/19/03 11:29 PM Re: Pet peeve...
twopecker Offline

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!!!!

#20414 - 09/20/03 12:29 AM Re: Pet peeve...
sushi Offline

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?

#20415 - 09/20/03 03:24 AM Re: Pet peeve...
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I think you're way off-base with that comment, spiff...
"I wish I had documented more…" said nobody on their death bed, ever.

#20416 - 09/20/03 10:49 AM Re: Pet peeve...
rcvecc Offline

Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 608
Loc: east haven ct
tahts a vrey itnretsnig psot-but who wuold eevr wirhgt lkie taht....ron

#20417 - 09/21/03 09:37 AM Re: Pet peeve...
twodan19 Offline

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're out.

#20418 - 09/21/03 07:31 PM Re: Pet peeve...
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16307
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
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....


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