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Gauge versus Guage ??

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When giving support to people that have problems with installing my freeware gauges in their panel, it frequently occurs that the source of their problems is caused by them using the word "guage" instead of "gauge".You also see this mistake in the forums regularly.And the funny thing is: it practically always concerns people who's native language is English :-)Is this just a typing error, or does the word "guage" have a meaning too ??Just curious :-)Rob

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Edetroit,<>Why do you assume they're English just because they communicate in English? Americans, Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders also speak English.

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I would assume that he is merely poking fun at the correct way to spell, versus the incorrect way. For instance, if you use the ######ized, rotten American English, color is spelled c-o-l-o-r. In the proper Queen's English, colour is spelled c-o-l-o-u-r. Presonally, I prefer the rotten version, but that is just me.Anyway, he may be insinuating that the "correct" way to spell gauge is g-a-u-g-e, and the rotten, slang version is g-u-a-g-e. In fun. Although, if enough people spell it wrong for a long enough time, perhaps Webster's will put it in the dictionary that way. That is how we now have "Nuclear" pronounced as both noo-cle-year and new-Q-ler. The second is obviously wrong, but enough "educated" people and scientists (not to insinuate that scientists are not educated) pronounce it incorrectly that it is now correct.Brian(EDIT) (sorry, spelled something wrong :( )

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Another one you see all the time is people who "don't want to loose their minds" - the word is lose, people. Loose is something that a bolt (or morals) can be. Lose is something you do to your car keys.In fun,-- Tom GibsonCalifornia Classic Propliners: http://www.calclassic.com/Cal Classic Alco Page: http://www.calclassic.com/alco/Freeflight Design Shop: http://www.freeflightdesign.com/San Diego Model RR Museum: http://www.sdmodelrailroadm.com/Drop by! ___x_x_(")_x_x___

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i also LOVE the way people further murder the english language by the misuse of "there, their, and they're".and how about "how do you get the break message to stop?" LMAO.give me a brake!!

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This is definitely a fun topic, however it really belongs in the Hangar Chat as it is getting off topic for this forum.Brent Hebert

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Maybe we need a spell checking tool in this forum. Is that asking to much from AVSIM?

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Glad I'm not the only one bugged by 'loose'. :-lolBTW, Tom, downloaded the new DC-6 and panel today. Wonderful work, as always.Blair

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A spell checker can't do anything about the eternal confusion between "their", there" and "they're", because all three are correct spellings. Nor would it keep the great unwashed from writing "I should of done that". Many native English speakers have little knowledge of the spelling and the grammatical structure of their own language, which is a shame because it's usually the only one they speak. A spell checker can only mask SOME of this ignorance, but not all. It also tends to encourage people to learn even less, because the spell checker takes care of some of their mistakes anyway.The situation is quite embarrassing: non-native speakers, who learned English as a second or third language, often have a better command of it than its native speakers. Jaap Verduijn.(Edited in order to correct a spelling error - wide and wicked grin!)

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I once asked where the washroom was in a Holiday Inn in the US and found myself in the laundry room...... :-hmmm HENRY CYXT CANADA :-)

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HenryWhat's wrong with the word 'toilet'?Just kidding mate ;-)Gavin - an English teacher - who makes many mistakes when trying to type quickly!

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>The situation is quite embarrassing: non-native speakers, who>learned English as a second or third language, often have a>better command of it than its native speakers. I think you meant to say - "The situation is quite embarrassing: non-native speakers, who learned English as a second or third language, often have a better command of it than its' native speakers. "You left out the possessive case apostophe in the third last word !!! :( Barry

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LOL LOL LOL. Can't say it often enough! :-lolGood one here. :-rotor Great thread. :-hah About the initial thing with 'guage', :-erks I am also seeing this VERY often. :-jumpy x( But regarding FS, 'guage' won't make it in the panel.cfg so better stick with 'gauge', people. :-smoochThanks for posting! It was time. :(Etienne :-wave

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I too vote "loose" as one of the most loosely (or is that losely :-hah) used words in this forum. Remember folks, loose rhymes with goose, and lose rhymes with booze hehe!

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Nice one indeed, but there are more problems like this. We often get questions from people that complain the scenery has no textures and then it seems they have called their texture folder textures, which FS can't find of course :).

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Not to mention the prolific use of "hanging boogies". :-lol My favorite is also people using genitive 's instead of plural s. Misha

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