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does anyone share my amazement...

Post by philba » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:44 am

...or perhaps dismay that the N&V home page has had the following wording for friggin months:
"Getting Started in Electrconics"
I think this has been pointed out to them several times. You'd think they should be able to spell the word electronics correctly. Its like all the lights are on but there's no one home...

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Post by josmith » Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:49 pm

How can anyone spel wright if they don't set a gud
ezample.

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Post by Chris Smith » Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:53 pm

Spalling is like a shiny coin, to a crow, because they get distracted easily.

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Post by philba » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:20 pm

Maybe I'm being picky but I would think that an outfit in the publishing business would be more concerned about correct spelling than the average outfit. But hey, I'm just funny that way.

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Post by Robert Reed » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:56 pm

Not to mention missing parts lists, wrong schematics and I love the timing diagram in this months issue ( DC Motor Speed Control) that clearly defys the authors description.

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Post by MrAl » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:55 am

Hi there,

Where is this site/page ?
I'd like to take a quick look just for kicks...

Thanks, and take care,
Al
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Post by Newz2000 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:32 am

Originally posted by philba:
...or perhaps dismay that the N&V home page has had the following wording for friggin months:
"Getting Started in Electrconics"
I think this has been pointed out to them several times. You'd think they should be able to spell the word electronics correctly. Its like all the lights are on but there's no one home...
Aww, give them the benefit of the doubt. It's probably there to attract search enginge traffic. They've probably listed common mis-spellings of their target keywords. :D

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Post by MrAl » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:18 am

Hi there,

Gee, looks interesting, but i dont know what
Electrconics is. Is that the study of some
kind of special geometric conical shapes?

he he :)

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Post by jollyrgr » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:25 am

Didn't I see an ad for a new Editor for Nuts and Volts?

Maybe this is one of the reasons this job is posted?
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Post by philba » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:05 am

Originally posted by MrAl:
Hi there,

Where is this site/page ?
I'd like to take a quick look just for kicks...

Thanks, and take care,
Al
http://www.nutsvolts.com/ - the front page.

And, no Matt, it's not deliberate since it's the name of a book they are promoting... Usually the deliberate mis-spellings are in hidden text or burried elsewhere.

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Post by Dean Huster » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:29 am

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rarely ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect in it's weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

-- Sauce unknown
Dean Huster, Electronics Curmudgeon
Contributing Editor emeritus, "Q & A", of the former "Poptronics" magazine (formerly "Popular Electronics" and "Electronics Now" magazines).

R.I.P.

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Post by philba » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:38 am

lol, Dean. That's very good. Not a spelling error in the poem.

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Post by Chris Smith » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:52 pm

I think this best describes English, from the Web,........

So what’s a few screw ups amongst friends?

“The many millions of non-native speakers of English who study the tongue as an international auxiliary language have to constantly concern themselves with the spelling of words.

After hundreds of hours of work none of them will have fully mastered the English spelling system.

When they see a new word in print they will not automatically know how to pronounce it.

All they will be able to do is make a guess or look for their dictionary or utilize their multi-media computer’s pronouncing dictionary”

From the phonetic web site, no less!

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Post by Enzo » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:56 pm

One thing I did notice is that finally the note in the upper right that used to say this was "comprised of" pages so and so has been corrected to this "comprises" pages so and so.

"Comprised of" is an incorrect form.

COmprises means essentially the same thing as includes. If you can replace comprises with includes and it sounds right, you did it right. One would never say this forum includes of pages 1 and 2.

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Re: does anyone share my amazement...

Post by philba » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:36 am

huh, they can fix a subtility like than and not gross mis-spellings? go figure.

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