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Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

it seems that a lot of people write aircrafts, when the correct spelling is aircraft ! Aaargh !
UTA


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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

And when the aircrafts, er... aircraft are only seconds before landing at LAX. Are they on short final, or on short finals ?

707, puzzled


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Ugh, this is a pet peeve of mine...people inventing words/abbreviations that don't exist to sound techinical and intelligent. It happens a lot on this website.

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Flyf15: "Techinical"?  Big thumbs up

I agree with your point though.  Smile



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2771 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.
UTA



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User currently offlinePlanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6186 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2755 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.

 Big grin




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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2716 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.  Smile






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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4490 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

To our Shameless Plugger of the Year Will:

English is a very, very difficult language and I have yet to meet a person who has mastered every little idiosyncrasy..



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User currently offlineSocrates17 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2641 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?)



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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Also in Elbonian would it be court finale or petit finale, the English/French dictionary wasn't so clear

In French, it is courte finale, or just courte ('finale' being implied).

In Elbonian, I cannot write it here as you don't have the right char set on your computer down under.

707


User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2565 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.



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineLastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

This is a cromnulent thread and grows quite merticular too. I am gervankic about that, too... remember, boldness embiggens the spirit!

User currently offlineN844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

That's cromulent, actually  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

that there english who cares if its perfect aslong as us lot can read/understand it its just fine eh

CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

English is a dynamic language. If it weren't, it would be unpossible to introduce words like aircraft firstwise.,

Or like 'unpossible'  Smile I'm not too sure about 'firstwise'.


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