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  1. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    we should do something about the spelling on this forum, shouldn't we? ;)

    I am not excluding myself here, I know I am bad :p

    but we should try to write at least the technical terms correctly, since else we might confooze beginners... I mean like lens, aperture, Canon, ...
    probably "aperture" gets the hardest time in here ;)
     
  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Although non-standard, 'lense' is an acceptable spelling. ;)

    I find myself spelling it both ways for some reason. :lol:

    Oh, and Firefox 2 has a built in spell checker. :p
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I use the Google spell checker or IESpell.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Always thought it plain wrong, ... although it happens to me too sometimes .. ;) .. but I agree it is less painful than the variants of aperture one comes across ;)


    I never use IE (and never virus-friendly outlook either :p ) .. always stick to firefox
    .. but aint nevah using the spel cheker.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    From my understanding SOME dictionaries include the variant spelling of 'lense'. Not all. Firefox 2's spell checker is not one of them. :lol:
     
  6. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    just found this one:

    "There is an obsolete transitive verb "lense" that means "to make lean" which isn't included in many dictionaries."

    hmmm .. so maybe that thingy used on cameras is actually always "lens" .. just some spellcheckers know that verb and others don't ...
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    And I found this:

    Noun 1. lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yeh, well, even dictionaries can be wrong sometimes ;)...
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OK, "aperture" is a hard one.
    "Vertical" is too!
    Pictures can be horizontle or verticle, so I understand ... :scratch:
    It is definately (oops! :er: ) dificult.

    (Oh my, I find it hard to put in so many spelling errors! But I type lots of typos, like "thought" when I mean to type "though" and sometimes I throw "through" on top of "threw" or things like that. :oops: )
     
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    ferny TPF Noob!

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    The alcohol pixies make the spelling daemons go away.
     
  11. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    that is because one loses the ability to read .. at least in those languages one usually does ...

    but one might discover hidden skills in chinese or so ;)
     
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    So you can only use chopsticks when you're ****ed?
     

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