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View Poll Results: How should lens/lense be spelt?
Lens is the only correct spelling 20 76.92%
Lense is the only correct spelling 0 0%
It is acceptable to use either lens or lense 1 3.85%
Who cares, Mark is obviously too bored. 5 19.23%
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 8:19 AM   #11
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Don't worry it was a joke and I wasn't planning on going around to correct people.

However, getting to bring the subject out in the open might encourage anyone spotting this to consider this one particular area (lens/lense) and do the right thing
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 8:33 AM   #12
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I see threads like this one come up on a regular basis on some of the other forums. See these references often quoted by members that prefer to use Lense versus Lens (including Princeton University's Wordnet):

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/lense

http://dictionary.reference.com/cite...qh=lense&ia=wn
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 8:37 AM   #13
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Here's an interesting page with some of the other words we've discussed (for example, color and gray):

http://www3.telus.net/linguisticsiss...anAmerican.htm
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 10:02 AM   #14
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I consider myself a good speller, and a below average typist. I find myself constantly editing my posts because of mistypes.

The spelling of "lens" kind of bother me sometimes, but it's a mistake I used to make regularly. The one spelling error I constantly see and for some reason drives me crazy is the spelling of the word "lose" or " losing" incorrectly as "loose"/"loosing".
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I'm usually in a hurry when typing. So, I often use the wrong spelling of a word when posting. For example, I may type no instead of know, there instead of their, your instead of you're, etc.

I usually catch the mistakes right *after* I press the post button. :-)
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 10:23 AM   #16
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IOW, I usually no [know] the correct spelling to use.

But, I guess I must type the words the way they sound on a regular basis, without paying attention to how I'm spelling them.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 10:23 AM   #17
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That's the worse thing but at least here if you get to it quickly and do an edit no one nos..... oops, knows that you've made a mistake.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 10:24 AM   #18
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I'm OK with these little mistakes, just back to the original idea getting words totally wrong especially like lens in a photo forum is an annoyance.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 10:33 AM   #19
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We, non native English spoken miserable people, we ask for your pardon and offer our sincere apologies for our displeasing spelling and misuse of the venerable, victorious English language.
Alas! We deserve correction and damnation and obliteration and oblivion!
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Quote:
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Ordo[/LEFT];1032459]We, non native English spoken miserable people, we ask for your pardon and offer our sincere apologies for our displeasing spelling and misuse of the venerable, victorious English language.
Alas! We deserve correction and damnation and obliteration and oblivion!
LOL.....

My problem isn't with non native speakers as I often find them to do a better job. My fiance's native language isn't English but she does a great job at spelling.
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