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Old 12-06-2008, 04:18 AM   #111
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Hello all. I'm new here and I would like to add my two cents worth too.

I agree that we should all accept the typographical errors and accept that Americans can't spell colour.

I live in hope that we can dispose of the word transportation because transport is already a noun that will suffice.

Please note that it is correct to say "different from" and not "different to".
"compared with" and not "compared to", but "similar to" is correct.

Finally, (and actually my purpose in writing) could I appeal to those in power to create a glossary like this spelling and grammar thread. A place where we could find the definitions for all the brewing vocabulary. What is the definition of a "bitter" or an "ale"? OG, FG and SG and more can be listed in one easily accessible place....please.

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Old 12-08-2008, 03:24 AM   #112
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I would wager that the all-time most mis-spelled word on this forum is "sanatize." Do a search and you will get more hits with 'sanatize' than 'sanitize.'

One proper name that I see mis-spelled almost every time I see it, including on BeerSmith, is Willamette hops. It is always wrongly written 'Williamette.'

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Old 12-16-2008, 08:25 AM   #113
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Yeah, I see people misspelling beer too. They spell it B-I-E-R. So krazy!

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Old 01-02-2009, 10:15 PM   #114
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Added:
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sanitize
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Edited:
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:08 PM   #115
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I don't know if it was mentioned or not, but what is wrong with "fermentor?" I see it spelled this way in many places, including "How to Brew" by John Palmer.

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Old 01-13-2009, 07:24 PM   #116
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i think it's too evil. ya know, like "dictator" or "terror" or "skeletor".

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Old 01-13-2009, 07:30 PM   #117
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:31 PM   #118
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What about fermentour? That has an English ring to it.

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Old 01-13-2009, 08:00 PM   #119
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Being a noob (hope noob conforms), I am glad someone revived this thread so I can offer a couple of my more esoteric favorites: FEWER refers to the number of things by count (there are fewer beers in the fridge (oops on that spelling) than there were last night whilst LESS refers to the amount or degree by quantity (there is less wort in the boil -- but fewer gallons); and the other is the dreaded split infinitive (split infinitive and not preferred = to boldly go, not split and preferred = to go boldy). Well, while I am at it, let's get another one on the table. It isn't I don't think I should brew today, it's I think I should not brew today (we all have on our thinking caps). And as I stated at the beginning, these are somewhat esoteric and I won't be at all offended if they don't make the basic guidelines, but when you publish the adavaced set.........................

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Old 01-16-2009, 12:41 PM   #120
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Being a noob (I hope noob is acceptable), I am glad someone revived this thread so I can offer a couple of my more esoteric favorites.

"Fewer" refers to the number of things by count: there are fewer beers in the fridge than there were last night. "Less" refers to the amount or degree by quantity: there is less wort in the boil—but fewer gallons.

The other is the dreaded split infinitive. Split infinitive and not preferred: "to boldly go"; not split and preferred: "to go boldly". Well, while I am at it, let's get another one on the table. It isn't "I don't think I should brew today", it's "I think I should not brew today" (we all have on our thinking caps).

As I stated at the beginning, these are somewhat esoteric and I won't be at all offended if they don't make the basic guidelines, but when you publish the advanced set...
There's not much (if anything) wrong with splitting an infinitive. Ease of reading is more important than strict compliance with prescriptive principles that are at odds with the majority usage. There's much more wrong with writing overlong sentences and not starting a new paragraph when you start a new thought.
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