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Old 10-02-2003, 01:40 PM
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Old 10-02-2003, 02:14 PM
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Why is it nobody can spell "gauge" correctly?
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Old 10-02-2003, 04:27 PM
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Because the first "g" (hard) reminds us of a "q" and we are programmed to follow a "q" with a "u".
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Old 10-02-2003, 05:54 PM
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I think Generous Motors started it with "Gage". Wonder how much money they saved in white paint by skipping the "U"?

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Old 10-02-2003, 07:52 PM
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Now don't get 'gage' mixed in there because I believe that is used in a different sense. We are normally around 14.7psia (absolute pressure) where as we are at 0psig (gage pressure) however you don't have a pressure gage you have a pressure gauge. I don't know why they get used like that, but that is the way I see always see it being used.

What I wonder is why can't anyone ever use the right word for brake and break....
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:01 PM
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No, I meant the word "gage" being misused by GM in their instrument clusters.

I notice the break/brake thing alot also.

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Old 10-02-2003, 10:38 PM
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convertAble, that drives me nuts.
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Old 10-03-2003, 12:08 AM
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I don't see that one very much, but I noticed my dad spelled it as convertable the other day, I told him he spelled it wrong but did he listen? No.
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Old 10-03-2003, 12:32 AM
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I don't see that one very much, but I noticed my dad spelled it as convertable the other day, I told him he spelled it wrong but did he listen? No.
A father listen, never!
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Old 10-04-2003, 06:55 PM
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Use a spell-checker.

I have a spelling checker.
It came with my pea see.
It plane lee marks for my review,
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Old 10-04-2003, 07:01 PM
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And these bug me a little, too:

"Be careful, or you'll loose (lose) the pressure you had built up..."

"Thanks, guys. I appreciate all the good advise (advice)..."

"Your (you're) going to get yourself in trouble one of these days."



...but I'm probably just splitting hairs here.
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Old 10-04-2003, 09:29 PM
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Well, that is better than splitting hares.....
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Old 10-05-2003, 02:04 AM
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I don't seem to notice the advise one as much but the others I see all the time. When I first got online with all the different forums or whichever form of reading I was so caught up in people's poor grammar that I could hardly understand what they were trying to say. I guess I just got adjusted and decode the encoded messages now.

A spell checking program would only find if it were a word, not if it were the proper word. Microsoft word typically picks up on this sort of stuff though, I like to keep my usage of this at a minimum though. I find the more I use the auto correct and spell check the worse I begin spelling. I almost never spell check my posts, just if I know I misspelled a word and can't think of it off hand.

Splitting hares, that could get messy!
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"not if it were the proper word. Microsoft word typically picks up on this sort of stuff though, "
There are grammar checkers which do a good job... I think the first and most famous was based on Strunk's " The Elements of Style" revised by E.B. White....
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Old 10-05-2003, 02:01 PM
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The trouble with Microsoft spell checker is it doesn't allow nearly enough 'U's. And grammar checker would be a whole lot more useful if it gave a better alternative (like 'do not start this sentence with the word 'and'').:p

Didn't E.B. White write Charlotte's Web??
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