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ChrisBrewster Mar 18, 2006 11:35 PM

The English language suffers daily on message boards, but on a photography board, I wonder if we could at least correctly spell the word "lens" (singular) and "lenses" (plural). "Lense" is not a singular or plural form of anything!

rey Mar 19, 2006 2:02 AM

Chillax buddy, I'm sure everyone here knows what "lense" are...

Huh? What? "Chillax" is not a word... D'oh!:blah:

geriatric Mar 19, 2006 3:36 AM

Another good over here is APERATURE. But then the modern trend is, it doesn`t matter how you spell it as long as it is understood.

rjseeney Mar 19, 2006 8:05 AM

The one that drives me nuts is "loose" being used in place of "lose".

Tania 8 Mar 19, 2006 9:50 AM

Yes you see lense quite a bit, including eBay but apparently it is a variant that is in the dictionary.

reader Mar 19, 2006 10:05 AM

comTania 8 wrote:

Yes you see lense quite a bit, including eBay but apparently it is a variant that is in the dictionary.
Lense is to lens what monocle is to eyeglasses?

This prompted a HUGE debate over at the forums on dpreview!

*Note: In the interest of accuracy and sanity, spelling has been corrected in this post.

Jimbo Jones Mar 19, 2006 10:13 AM

If you go to the link that was posted to an online dictionary, you will see written:
Variant; lense.

Jimbo Jones Mar 19, 2006 10:17 AM

Reader, you changed your original post, like to tell us why?

VTphotog Mar 19, 2006 12:37 PM

reader wrote:

Lense is to lens what monacle is to eyeglasses?

So, what's a monacle? I know people who wear monocles, though. ;)

Kidding , of course. I'm not to picky about spelling or typos.

Since this is an international forum, and the Queen's English is a bit different than the American version, and there are other variants as well, it is best to let small things go.


JockScott Mar 19, 2006 2:14 PM

Once upon a time, English was a required subject in the British school system with spelling and reading comprehension being important.

Now, it seems, anything goes. I have seen posts where I had no idea what the poster was trying to say.

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