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Re: Re: AMSAT Glossary



A quick solution is to stop reading internet news. The AP and others make news tough to read when the reporters change topics in the middle of a paragraph. BTW, flavour is spelled correctly according to my spell checker. :-)

Patrick...kb8rtz...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Felim Doyle M3HIM" <felim.m3him@ntlworld.com>
To: <dmg@bossig.com>; "John Heaton" <John@manchester.ac.uk>; "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 11:50
Subject: Re: Re: [amsat-bb] AMSAT Glossary


> I'm from Dublin where, allegedly, the best Queen's English is, or once was, spoken [probably only in Trinity College and when Vistoria was Queen]. I have lived in England for [yikes!] almost twenty years but I find myself adjusting my spelling in postings here for the wider, largely NA audience (e.g. "NORAD catalog number"). So there is more to worry about than typos.
> 
> Someone mentioned the availability of spear-chuckers, sorry , spell-checkers, but in such an environment as this with many technical terms, common (to us) abbreviations and acronyms being used, it can often turn out the the corrections made do more damage than good.
> 
> I have noticed of late (past year or so) that two or three of the amateur radio monthly publications here in the UK have had an appalling number of typos, grammatical errors, repeated words and, more worryingly, technical misprints. I see most of these at first reading which implies a sad lack of proof reading and technical editing at source. So, forget the spell checker, get two or three suitably qualified people to read it before publication or maybe even make one of those people not suitably qualified so they don't speed read the correct meaning into somthing that's incorrect.
> 
> Félim M3HIM
> 
> > 
> > From: "Dave G." <dmg@bossig.com>
> > Date: 2005/08/09 Tue PM 02:44:45 GMT
> > To: John Heaton <John@manchester.ac.uk>,  AMSAT BB <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AMSAT Glossary
> > 
> > Actually, John,
> > 
> > Just for clarification, with no insults taken or intended...
> > I was born in London and was first licensed in '64 as G3UTY.
> > But, after 39 years in the USA, I still have occasional 
> > spelling difficulties   :^)
> > 
> > Dave KK7SS (ex G3UTY, ZS6MG and a few others...)
> > 
> > > On 9 Aug, 2005, at 03:37, Dave G. wrote:
> > > > Along the lines of "English - as she is writ..."
> > > > and for your entertainment...
> > > 
> > > I know what you are getting at, but the idea of an American
> > > teaching English is a bit much.. :-)
> > > 
> > > Bye for now, John
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> Félim M3HIM
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