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rogertra


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« on: June 21, 2009, 02:53:15 PM »

No doubt many of you, like myself, you cannot understand why so many people on this and other lists cannot spell well known product names.  Look at the various thread lists currently running for examples of misspelling of product names.

Here are four of the most common misspellings, feel free to add to the list -

"Bachmann" - Not Backman nor Bachman nor Bach man.

"Kadee" - Not Kaydee.

"Athearn" - Not Athern.

"Walthers" - Not Walters nor Walther's nor Walter's.

Mr. B.  How about adding these manufacturers and other to the spell check list?


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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 05:58:17 PM »

May I add;

"Aristo-Craft"   not Aristocraft

"Life-Like"  not Lifelike or Life-like

and even though it is not a model railroad manufacturer:

"eBay"  not Ebay or ebay

Jim
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 06:16:20 PM »

For what it is worth: I just wish posters would use the Spell Check that Bachmann has provided.

Ray
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 07:00:25 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2009, 07:02:05 PM »

I taught computer science at a little college down the road for about five years after I retired.  I eventually gave up on my students' grammar and spelling issues and stuck to what was in my text books.  The purpose of language is to convey ideas.  If you can understand, it's working, even if it's not perfect.  Anything more than that is above my pay grade.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2009, 07:06:26 PM »

How about mispronouncing Kato? (Kah Toe, not Kay Toe)
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009, 08:33:14 PM »

One that seems to happen a lot:
Amtrak- Not Amtrack or Amtrac

Isn't an Amtrac some sort of military truck?

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2009, 08:49:01 PM »

Behold the amtrac.  All it needs now is an open platform observation on pontoons to carry the markers.   Grin 
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2009, 08:54:31 PM »

Also--  "Kadee" is not "KD" nor "K.D."  I believe the name is an acronym for "Keith and Dale Edwards Enterprises"  --those being the names of the brothers who founded the company.  gj
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2009, 09:03:42 PM »

May I add;

"eBay"  not Ebay or ebay

Jim

Actually, ebay can be spelt all three ways. As a business you can capitalize the first letter, and if go to their web page, you will find they spell both ways, eBay, and ebay. Their logo shows a small "b", but in some of their own text, you will find a capital "B".

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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2009, 09:06:01 PM »

Timothy,
That would be "Half-track", which might also apply to some of my posts.  Cheesy

Rusty,
I think that is a picture of a "Water Buffalo". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_vehicle
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2009, 09:40:38 PM »

Is not the correct term "Name Products"?

Famous Products has a whole new meaning.
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2009, 09:42:01 PM »

You're probably right, Bob.  All I want is the Jeep anyway.  hehehehe
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2009, 10:39:08 PM »

Alco, Not Al co, Al-co and not Alcoa.
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2009, 11:29:10 PM »

Rusty,
Ok, you can have the Jeep, I want the LVT for trips to Denver. That should compete in the road rage contest.   Angry

I think all the names mentioned are pretty "famous" among modelers. From the "Urban Dictionary":  "When you have achieved fame enough that your name can be found on Wikipedia".  Heck, they named a railroad after me. Cheesy

I might amend to: "When you're famed enough to be known to a recluse Cowboy". Familiar, famous, popular, well known, es todos mismo.
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