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Old 10-31-2007, 02:55 AM   #1
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DISCLAIMER: This thread is intended to be used as a reference. It is educational in nature to help facilitate good communication between forum members. It is in no way an attempt to make fun of any one individual or suggest that proper spelling and grammar are paramount to forum discussion.

I've started a list of brew terms (and other words, for that matter) that constantly get butchered here. Post further suggestions below, and I'll edit them into this post.

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aerate / aeration (not aeriate / aeriation)

a lot (not alot)

barley (not barly or barely)

beer gas (a mix of roughly 75% nitrogen and 25% carbon dioxide, not pure nitrogen)

bottle / bottling / bottled (not bottel / botteling / botteled, not bottleing)

carbonate / carbonation (not carbinate / carbination, not carbomate / carbomation, not carbonization)

commercial (with two m's, not commerical)

definite / definitely (not definate / definately)

fermenter (not fermentor)

hydrometer (hygrometers are used in cigar humidors, not brewing)

India Pale Ale (not Indian Pale Ale)

krausen and kraeusen are both correct (not krauesen, more accurate than "foamy stuff in the fermenter")

kegerator (not technically a word, but that's the accepted spelling)

label (not lable)

nitrogen, abbr. N2 (not nitrigen, not nitrous, not NOS, not nitrous oxide, not NO2, not N2O...at least for brewing)

oxygen, abbr. O2 (not oxigen)

pH (capitalized just as you see here)

probably (not prolly...I know, sometimes that's on purpose...I still hate it)

protein (not protine or protien)

recipe (not recipie)

recommend / recommendation (one c, two m's)

ridiculous (not rediculous)

Saccharomyces cerevisiae (note the capitalization and italics along with the spelling)

sanitation (not sanatation, and not sterilization unless you're in a clean lab environment)

sanitize (not sanatize, and not sterilize unless you're in a very clean lab environment)

Sanke (not Sankey)

silicone (is the sealant and tubing material; silicon is used in microchips)

siphon and syphon are both correct (no e's or f's)

spigot (not spicket)

sulfur and sulphur are both correct (no e's or o's)

trub (pronounced troob, not spelled that way)

Willamette (not Williamette; pronounced wil-LAM-mit, dammit!)

wort (pronounced wert, but not spelled that way)

yeast strain (not yeast strand)

zinc, abbr. Zn (not zink)

A bit of grammar:

are: a verb, as in: "We are homebrewers."
our: plural possessive, as in: "We love our beer."

chute: a channel, as in: "The laundry chute might lead to another dimension."
shoot: a small, immature plant, as in: "My hop shoots are beginning to grow like crazy!"

desert: a hot, dry place
dessert: what you're always tempted to order after a good dinner

its: possessive form of it, indicates ownership
it's: short for "it is"

lose: opposite of win
loose: opposite of tight

their: possessive form of them, indicates ownership
there: a place, anywhere but here
they're: short for "they are"

to: function word used to denote movement, purpose, or possession
too: same as also
two: the number between one and three

whole: not broken, intact
hole: an opening

your: possessive form of you, indicates ownership
you're: short for "you are"
yore: long ago

Miscellaneous tips:

Thread titles are impossible to edit unless you're a moderator. Always read them a few times before pushing the submit button.

If there's a mistake in your signature, you look dumb every time you post something.

txt spk is rly tuf 2 read - plz avoid it

Choosing a poor font style, size, and color can make things unreadable much in the same way lack of punctuation and capitalization can make this somewhat simple idea difficult to comprehend, ya dig?!


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Old 10-31-2007, 03:00 AM   #2
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I just quoted you to make sure all those word were added to my spell check dictionary



 
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:07 AM   #3
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Not specific to brewing, but I see the word "commercial" spelled incorrectly ("commerical") a lot on here.

 
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:09 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveyBoy
Not specific to brewing, but I see the word "commercial" spelled incorrectly ("commerical") a lot on here.
Added. As long as there's interest, I'll babysit the thread and add new words to the original post.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:10 AM   #5
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I see the to, too and two thing quite a bit. ...and the their there and they're thing too. Too bad you can't add those because they're use sensitive.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:10 AM   #6
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It's N2, not NO2 and that's just one of the gasses in beer gas.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:29 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by olllllo
It's N2, not NO2 and that's just one of the gasses in beer gas.
I think N2O would be a lot of fun in beer!

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Old 10-31-2007, 03:41 AM   #8
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how about 'Krausen, not foam'...

 
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:23 AM   #9
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I bet you hate my post, I suck at spelling.

 
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:49 AM   #10
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its - possessive pronoun. That which belongs to it.

it's - contraction. Short for it is.


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