UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3015 times:
707, from what I remember of my days in HS, if you're American, aircraft are on short final whereas if you're English aircraft are on short finals.
If you're Elbonian, aircrafts are on shorts finale.
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Planemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6441 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2999 times:
Flyf15 & TriStar500:
Have you ever thought that the words/abbreviations or 'lingo' are not invented?
Aviation is awash with technical words and abbreviations, many standard and others that may be unique to a manufacturer or airline or country. Even within the same company, one division may use a different abbreviation for the very same part.
Here is a real example of a sentence that is almost all abbreviations:
Did QA MRB the HSTA RTV RNC?
Many A.Net members could give you several other examples. Just because you haven't seen it before, don't assume it is invented.
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BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3189 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2960 times:
For some people on Airliners.net English may not be their main language so they may get confused on whether to use aircraft or aircrafts. Its not something that would get picked up by the spel checkar.
Also in Elbonian would it be court finale or petit finale, the English/French dictionary wasn't so clear.
Socrates17 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2885 times:
Thank you Grammer Police. (I'm not being sarcastic. As Mrs. Slocomb used to say "I am, unanimous in that.")
But cut our fellow aviafans (new word?) a break, you should see some of the misspellings and malapropisms in the Amazon comments. And these people are supposed to be able to read. (BTW - Is a DC3 with a bad engine a malaprop?)
Bobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2809 times:
English is a dynamic language. If it weren't, it would be unpossible to introduce words like aircraft firstwise.
So, somebody decides to pluralise the word by suffixing -s? This may be a little annoying when you first read it, but it doesn't hurt anyone. The writer knows what they mean; you know what they mean; and the wasted energy due to typing an extra character and storing that information on a PC is subcountable.
This process is even less annoying than creating plurals with the -en suffix. Aircrafts, sheeps, childs; it's all the same to me.