Lens is a four letter word.

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  1. sabbath999

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    The word lens is spelled L E N S.

    There are only four letters in it.

    For the life of me, I cannot understand why this word is so difficult for people to spell.

    It is no more complicated than the words "boat, door, moon, food, this, that" and "stop".

    It is a bit harder than words like "cat" and "dog" because there is one extra letter. Having said that, it still seems not nearly as bad as words like "camera, strap, strobe" and "flash" since they have more letters in them.

    L E N S - there is not an E at the end of it, only the four letters shown. I promise.
     
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    :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:

    Where did that come from anyway? I see it spelled like that all the time!
     
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    Actually, both spellings are acceptable and can be found in many dictionaries.

     
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    "Although the variant spelling “lense” is listed in some dictionaries, the standard spelling for those little disks that focus light is “lens.”

    Yer' basically right.

    What bothers me is the use of 'lens' for the plural use. It is 'lenses'.

    Oh boy, here we go again....must be a slow day.
     
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    Bearing in mind that this is a World wide forum, I'm sure there are people on here that type in a second language. So I can live with the odd spelling mistake.
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree with you that this is a world wide forum, and that to many people English is a second language. Most of these folks who post here regularly, however, spell English words and use English grammar as well if not better than many native speakers.
     
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    Hey, I have a question about my new Cannon. Can anybody help?
     
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    gahh you know what i hate the most?

    when people say they lose something but spell it LOOSE. irks me so much

    and it almost always is someone that has english as their primary language

    yeah, turn it toward yourself and light the fuse :greenpbl:
     
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    Absolutely... is it a smoothbore or rifled? Napoleon 6 or 12 pounder? Parrot or Dahlgren? Mountain howitzer? Brass or cast iron?

    What exactly do you need to know?

    (Ah, the Civil War Living Historian part of me is smiling)
     
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    Next time you see it "Lenes" you have ammunition to fire back with...:gun:
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I can forgive the occasional misspelling in that this is a world wide forum and giving the fact that I don't place an additional "u" in words such as colour, labour, etc. I have lived in countries that do and have married one that does. What really pisses me off is when people post and don't have a friggin' clue why the shift key is located on the keyboard. Why can't they capitalize the pronoun "I" or even begin a sentence with a capital letter. Come on, that's something we learned in grade school.

    Thanks for allowing me to vent. You should have seen the crap in my Outlook accounts today...and they're supposed to be professionals.
     
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    I have absolutely no problem with spelling errors on the internet just as long as their posting does not require a special decoder ring to translate. Its a laid back place... no reason to make people uncomfortable with their spelling or grammatics. I also feel that speaking a single language (English) is a personal weakness of mine so I have a lot of tolerance for those who try their best at the English language

    Now... TYPING IN ALL CAPS...
    or refusing to use any punctuation
    or purposly trying to be different with odd spellings cuz, lenz, phat, gr8t, etc...
    or just posts that are difficult to follow because of laziness

    is really annoying.
     

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