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User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1851 times:

Of the following aircraft, why do they skip the following seat lettering?

Why do they skip "GHI"?

CO 777-200 777 ABC-DEF-JKL

Why do they skip "B"?

CO MD-80 M80 AC-DEF

Why do they skip "CIJ"?

CO DC10-30 D10 AB-DEFGH-KL



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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1839 times:

"GHI" is a Japanese word that translate loosely as "uniform for martial arts". Hence, Continental felt it would not be appropriate on the 777-200s.

"B" is the ICAO alloted registration prefix for China. Since some MD-80s were made in China (but not the Continental ones), they decided to skip that letter.

"CIJ" is often confused with cig, which is shorthand for cigarette. Since Continental wanted to be a non-smoking airline, they decided not to include those letters.


User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1811 times:

What rediculous reasonings. We are talking about flying not martial arts, China, or somking. I am not attacking you B747-437B I am just saying how stupid that the airlines look at that.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1802 times:

I am just saying how stupid that the airlines look at that

I think its even stupider that somebody actually cares enough to post a topic about it, but hey....  Big grin


User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Talking about how dumb of a post this is, "Stupider" is incorrect grammar. Heres a suggestion, get a dictionary and some English books.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

"Stupider" is incorrect grammar.

stu·pid ( P ) Pronunciation Key (stpd, sty-)
adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est
Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

n.
A stupid or foolish person.

Latin stupidus, from stupre, to be stunned.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=stupider


User currently offlineCmckeithen From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 617 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

In America we do not use the word Stupider at least I don't because it is incorrect grammar.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

In America we do not use the word Stupider at least I don't because it is incorrect grammar.

Oh, the irony of this statement is so thick that I could cut it with a knife!!!!!


User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

:D

 Big thumbs up

Keep this giggles going guys, I had a lot to laugh...


User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Since when is America the standard for proper English? Try to use some commas too, since we're nitpicking today.  Big grin


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User currently offlineVS346 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 339 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1685 times:



It's interesting that 'stupider' is not in Merriam Webster (at least the online version) but it is in other online American dictionaries.

I venture to say that it has to do with usage, not so much whether it is grammatically correct or not.

And yes B747 the irony is killing me too! Big grin

VS346



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