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T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1000 on: 26 January, 2021, 09:14:59 am »
I know it's a brand name and probably exempt from crimes against spelling, and I'm clearly biased against the company on account of their crappy products, but "DeafGard" (an acoustically-triggered fire alerter that frequently doesn't) and "DorGard" (a device that uses the same technology to close doors in response to random loud noises).

Makes me wonder how the U got into guard in the first place.  It's not necessary to harden the G and it derives from French garder which hasn't got one.

ETA but that derivation is from Chambers.  This is more interesting.

http://hull-awe.org.uk/index.php/Ward_(meaning)
But they never got to Carcassonne.

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1001 on: 07 February, 2021, 08:46:45 pm »
Also posted by me elsewhere here...


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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1002 on: 07 February, 2021, 09:04:47 pm »

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1003 on: 07 February, 2021, 09:09:29 pm »
Technically, that's correct, until you move one of the items.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1004 on: 07 February, 2021, 09:22:05 pm »
It's a stand, after all...

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1005 on: 26 February, 2021, 12:30:28 am »
A friend has posted a Ryvita health quiz and video on Facebook.

The comments seem to show this product spelt as 'evita' & 'gravitas' ...

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1006 on: 09 March, 2021, 06:57:20 pm »
From https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/09/vertical-mulcher-rides-to-rescue-of-ancient-northumberland-peat-bog

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Although planting trees is more often associated with combatting climate change, ecologists say that removing trees and restoring the mire play a crucial role in mitigating its effects. Many of the mires were partially planted as part of a drive to shore up the nation’s timbre reserves, depleted after two world wars.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1007 on: 09 March, 2021, 11:06:38 pm »
From https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/09/vertical-mulcher-rides-to-rescue-of-ancient-northumberland-peat-bog

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Although planting trees is more often associated with combatting climate change, ecologists say that removing trees and restoring the mire play a crucial role in mitigating its effects. Many of the mires were partially planted as part of a drive to shore up the nation’s timbre reserves, depleted after two world wars.

I'm heartened that someone is considering the future of xylophones.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1008 on: 14 March, 2021, 09:24:50 pm »
TOBAGO from the Independent:
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But, like the PPU, it endured. In 1989, it formed the foundation of the Velvet Revolution – a name referencing both its peaceful “iron fist in a velvet glove” nature and its roots in the music of The Velvet Underground – which saw half a million people gather in Wenceslas Square demanding freedom, ommunism crumble in Czechoslovakia and Havel himself become the first president of the democratic Czech Republic. So vital was music to the revolution that, for a brief time, Frank Zappa became one of Havel’s official cultural advisors.
I'm going to make an ommunism crumble tomorrow. Better than apple or rhubarb.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1009 on: 14 March, 2021, 10:09:12 pm »
Ommunism is, like, the credo of Hippius sillius, man!
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T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1010 on: 15 March, 2021, 08:40:52 am »
Ommunism crumble being a Tibetan dessert?
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1011 on: 16 March, 2021, 07:18:12 am »
And they gave it a credo, and the credo is OMMMMMMunism.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1012 on: 05 April, 2021, 06:16:48 pm »
Because no one should travel without cheese.

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T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1013 on: 21 April, 2021, 02:53:20 pm »
On the back of a delivery truck today:

       KNAUF
INTELIGENT LOGISTICS
But they never got to Carcassonne.

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1014 on: 21 April, 2021, 08:55:56 pm »
On the back of a delivery truck today:

       KNAUF
INTELIGENT LOGISTICS

 ;D ;D ;D

Given your location, should this be an 'amusing translation error'?

T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1015 on: 22 April, 2021, 08:42:41 am »
On the back of a delivery truck today:

       KNAUF
INTELIGENT LOGISTICS

 ;D ;D ;D

Given your location, should this be an 'amusing translation error'?

Nah, it was split across the two rear doors. The right-hand one didn't quite match.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1016 on: 26 April, 2021, 06:33:48 pm »
Frrybttn


Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1017 on: 26 April, 2021, 06:42:41 pm »
Bggr ff. Tht's rdcls.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1018 on: 26 April, 2021, 07:07:59 pm »
wldn't hv wrkd t t wtht t cntxt f "Frrybttn".
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1019 on: 28 April, 2021, 09:01:01 pm »

fboab

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1020 on: 28 April, 2021, 09:12:24 pm »
Frrybttn


That's how it's pronounced anyway, isn't it? It's phonics for financial services. Ay-brrr-d'n.
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ian

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1021 on: 28 April, 2021, 09:22:06 pm »
I blame the Jews.

yeah, yeah, pedants, Arabic too, and I know nikud isn't just something you get in the bedroom.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1022 on: 28 April, 2021, 09:39:02 pm »
nikud is a dot or tittle.
That's the point innit?

Nikudim are both vowels & punctuation, I think.

ian

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1023 on: 28 April, 2021, 09:41:51 pm »
If I recall they're diacritics in Hebrew used to signify vowels (I don't think standard Arabic bothers). I learned something from my ex (not proper Jewish, her mother was a lapsed Mennonite, complex family, oh the stories I could tell).

Someone cleverer than me will be along in a moment to correct me. It was a shit joke though, so I wasn't passing it up. I'm here all week, people.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1024 on: 28 April, 2021, 10:33:02 pm »
They are. Ham is a more learned scholar here (and I think he also knows Arabic).

Hebrew has diacritics as vowels for beginners and in the classical Hebrew of prayer books, where is also sometime Aramaic.

Modern Hebrew mostly does without.