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Paul(UK) Feb 10, 2005 5:59 PM

Why is it that a lot of people here (professionals included) are spelling "lens" as "lense" ?

Is this a US spelling I am unaware of?

Ewok Feb 10, 2005 6:03 PM

Paul(UK) wrote:
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Why is it that a lot of people here (professionals included) are spelling "lens" as "lense" ?

Is this a US spelling I am unaware of?
Perhaps they're shopping at Ye Olde Camera Shoppe. ;)

mofo13 Feb 10, 2005 7:12 PM

I spelled it "lends" in the title of the thread I started on polarizers......guess I shouldn't have started the thread while talking about my home buying plans with my co-workers! lol

Feb 10, 2005 8:30 PM

Along the same line...is 'Wrongly" a word?

...ben Feb 10, 2005 8:43 PM

According the dictionary.com...

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=lense

Both "lens" and "lense" are correct spellings.



And still with dictionary.com...

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=wrongly

"Wrongly" is indeed a word.

normc Feb 11, 2005 2:05 AM

Ok...lens and lense it is. But if you are talking about two or more, I think lenses is better?

Alan T Feb 11, 2005 3:33 AM

Paul(UK) wrote:
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Why is it that a lot of people here (professionals included) are spelling "lens" as "lense" ?
For the same reasons as many, many people misspell many, many words. They haven't learnt to spell. This will get much wrse now evry1 Jung spnds thr tI'm txtng. In this case they probably haven't read many or any camera manuals or instruction books for a long time.

Spellcheckers help. However, the result is that my favourite (favorite) newspaper, "The Guardian", daily includes several homonyms (same sound, different spelling, different meaning), for which they apologise (apologize) in their 'corrections & clarifications' columnnow & again.

This reminds me of the FirstWordPlus wordprocessor on my Atari ST, which misspelt "misspelt" as "mispelt". To my mind "mispelt" means "throw rotten fruit" (or overseas, "throw hand grenades") at the wrong politician.

Keep smiling.

PS. "Focusing/focussing" is another one to consider.





Alan T Feb 11, 2005 3:36 AM

Kalypso wrote:
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is 'Wrongly" a word?
In British English, yes. I do things that way all the time, myself.

95Probite Feb 11, 2005 4:07 AM

...ben wrote:
Quote:

According the dictionary.com...

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=lense

Both "lens" and "lense" are correct spellings.



And still with dictionary.com...

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=wrongly

"Wrongly" is indeed a word.
"Wrongly" may be a word, but the way he used it in his sentence is WRONG!!"



kex Feb 11, 2005 4:21 AM

Well I wrote "lense" a several times and I'm trying to spell it right from now on.

But I think the reason why I wrote it like that is because I am German, english is not my first language and the German equivalent to "lens" is "Linse". So I probably just left the "e" where it is in german. ;)


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