Lens or Lense

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Which do you say/write?

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  1. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    I see people write it both ways and just wondered if it was a location based thing like color/colour.
     
  2. JimmyO

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    Lense is uncorrect
    :popcorn:
     
  3. Overread

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    Nope far as I know its not like colour and color - but rather confusion of the plural

    Lens becomes lenses - and e is added to make it plural since adding another s would not change the word
    However people then incorrectly backspell the word into lense thining that the e is part of the original word
     
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    I had heard that there was a surplus of the letter "u" in the U.K. and that is why they (and the commonwealth) try to use it up when they spell words like colour.
     
  5. DennyCrane

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    me fail English? that's unpossible!


    ("lense" is incorrect)
     
  6. clarinetJWD

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    "The variant spelling lense is sometimes seen. While it is listed as an alternative spelling in some dictionaries, most mainstream dictionaries do not list it as acceptable."
     
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    Uncorrect is incorrect.
     
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    The proper way to spell it is lens. "lense" is an internet-era aberration, which I never,not even once, saw in printed form in over 35 years of photo magazine reading. The word "lense" is a byproduct of the internet era and non-native English speakers and/or folks who did not learn to spell LENS properly.

    There, their, they're and it's and its, as well as to,too,and two: all of these simple words are commonly spelled or used incorrectly. No dictionary worth its salt would EVER call the word "lense" an approved variant of lens; that would be as Jimmy Fallon says, "ridonculous!"
     
  9. Phranquey

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    I type lens..... but:

    Lense - Definition and More from Merriam-Webster's Free Medical Dictionary
     
  10. Overread

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    Merriam-Webster's is not Oxford thus it does not count as a proper dictionary!
     
  11. Phranquey

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    :greenpbl: :lol:
     
  12. skieur

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    "Colour" Canadian spelling is closer to the French "couleur". Qu├ębeckers over the centuries have also modified English words, pronounced them differently and added them into French Canadian vocabulary. They have sometimes come back into Canadian English with a different spelling.

    Lense is simply spelled incorrectly and some linguists will say that if a word is constantly misspelled, it eventually becomes correct based on usage. Many would disagree.

    The one word I see misspelled a lot on this and other forums is DEFINITELY. No "a" s in the word, whatsoever.

    By the way, I have a degree in languages, which explains my interest.

    skieur
     

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