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Old Mar 18, 2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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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!
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 2:02 AM   #2
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Chillax buddy, I'm sure everyone here knows what "lense" are...

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/lense

Huh? What? "Chillax" is not a word... D'oh!:blah:
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 3:36 AM   #3
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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.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 8:05 AM   #4
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The one that drives me nuts is "loose" being used in place of "lose".
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 9:50 AM   #5
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Yes you see lense quite a bit, including eBay but apparently it is a variant that is in the dictionary.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 10:05 AM   #6
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comTania 8 wrote:
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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.



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Old Mar 19, 2006, 10:13 AM   #7
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If you go to the link that was posted to an online dictionary, you will see written:
Variant; lense.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 10:17 AM   #8
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Reader, you changed your original post, like to tell us why?
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 12:37 PM   #9
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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.

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Old Mar 19, 2006, 2:14 PM   #10
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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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