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Ooo, BBC Spelt Qantas With A "U"!  
User currently offlineZanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5860 times:

Usually I don't enter into this type of topic - it's right up with with the A vs B topics as far as I'm concerned - but this seems to good to let go without mention.

Can you spot where in the following article BBC used the word "Quantas" ??

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3565616.stm

Hint: Look under the "Ambush Marketing" box-out. Big grin

Oh well, back to lurk mode again...

--->Zanadou Big grin

31 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5762 times:

Qantas itself has been misspelling the word 'Quantas' by missing out the 'u' for years, and no-one seems to mind...

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29812 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5759 times:

Wait a second.


I thought only americans did that......



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5712 times:

Backfire,

No, because QANTAS is an Acronym meaning something like "Queensland and Southern Territories Air Services" (may be incorrect, don't shoot me  Big grin). So putting a U in wouldn't go in with the acronym.

-Stephen


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5693 times:

While you have the dictionary open, Planesarecool, you can look up the word 'sarcasm'.

[Edited 2004-08-15 13:29:58]

User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5672 times:

Planesarecool,
Qantas stands for Queensland And Northern Territories Air Service

DeltaWings



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5658 times:

Oops how can somebody mistake an S and an N Embarrassment

Backfire, chill out dude  Big grin

-Stephen


User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5861 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5650 times:

kinda stupid of the BBC to spell it wrong when a british company owns nearly 30% of Qantas.

if you can't spell the name of our airline properly then you bloodywell should learn!



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4353 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5630 times:

Come on... Of course the BBC should doublecheck all the facts and names but the journalist writes about marketing, but it is not an article specialized on airlines... and how many of you folks would be able to spell let's say Hewlett Packard ?


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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5619 times:

Its irritating to those of us who know better, but how can you expect a journalist to get it right when many so called 'enthusiasts' on here still can't spell it correctly.


Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5586 times:

Once again, QANTAS stands for Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services. It is Aerial Services, not Air Service or Air Services (90% of Aussies always get this wrong)!

Best Regards.


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5584 times:

and how many of you folks would be able to spell let's say Hewlett Packard
I think I could, and if I was not sure, I could easily just Google it. If you Google "Quantas", Google asks "Did you mean Qantas?" and in any event, the first result is Qantas Airways.

Its irritating
Indeed, it is.  Big grin

-Will



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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5502 times:

You British folks don't mind adding an extra "U" to every word, like colour, flavour, etc... Acronyms does not necessarily mean first letter of each word.

"Qantas stands for Queensland And Northern Territories Air Service"

Queensland And Northern Territories Air Service
OR
Queensland And Northern Territories Air Service

And what does ETOPS stand for? < sarcasm>Oh my goodness, they put in extra letters, but left certain letters out!< /sarcasm> This isn't the end of the world, and if it was, nobody cares...



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8458 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5464 times:
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Kalakaua....remember what the language is called....ENGLISH...hence from ENGLAND....so the British don't add letters, it's the Americans who leave them out....


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5457 times:

Your comment just reminded me of "Rule Britannia!"


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User currently offlineWomBat151 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5449 times:

Okay, so then there is also no "english accent", it's the Americans who speak with the accent?  Smile


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5420 times:

This isn't the end of the world, and if it was, nobody cares...
I would be very careful with saying things like that as there are plenty of people who care.

This isn't the end of the world, and if it was, nobody cares...
I would be very careful with saying things like that as there are plenty of people who care.

Kalakaua....remember what the language is called....ENGLISH...hence from ENGLAND....so the British don't add letters, it's the Americans who leave them out....
English has two variations, British English and American English. Some countries will choose one of those versions of English, but there will naturally be some variations.

It is not a matter of adding or leaving letters out, but rather just the standard in the langauge.

In any event, the rule-of-thumb is to go with house-style, meaning that since QANTAS spells its name that way, everyone else should follow suite.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8458 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5369 times:
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Since we're being pedantic about spelling, it's follow SUIT  Smile


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5354 times:

Ooh, aren't we picky?!

The language, according to Mr Bryson, has varied more in the UK than the US. The common assumption is the first Europeans (or Brits) in the US were illiterate and thus couldn't spell properly. In fact the Americans have stuck with the quaint old way of English spelling, but in the meantime the English have modernised a bit more. Apparently.

All together now, "they're playing with their dog over there" and "you're playing with your dog". There, I'm happy now.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5043 times:

Since we're being pedantic about spelling, it's follow SUIT
Actually it is not. "Suit" refers to following something else, where as "suite" refers to following something similar. Thus, agencies need to follow suite, as it is talking about Qantas, not something else.

 Smile
-Will



"She Flew For What We Stand For"
User currently offlineBoo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5039 times:

LOL - well its all due to the one thing affecting the entire world now - downsizing and getting in cheap unskilled staff - who can't spell!


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

LOL - well its all due to the one thing affecting the entire world now - downsizing and getting in cheap unskilled staff - who can't spell!
Or know where to put in their comma's in "it's".  Big grin

-Will



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User currently offlineBoo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5011 times:

cheek  Laugh out loud

if you borrow my language you put up with the comma situation  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2228 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4352 times:
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OK Since we are talking proper versus vernacular I've had a question referance the thread title. Is the word(?) spelt proper as I've not heard it before accept from "Down Under" I looked it up and bingo there it was but I've not heard it before stateside. No wonder others think English is so hard. See, this site is educational Mom.


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User currently offlineDasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4321 times:

Actually it is not. "Suit" refers to following something else, where as "suite" refers to following something similar. Thus, agencies need to follow suite, as it is talking about Qantas, not something else.

Actually, "to follow suit" means "to follow an example set" (straight from Merriam-Webster Online), thus Andz was correct.

follow suit 1 : to play a card of the same suit as the card led
2 : to follow an example set
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=succeed


25 Numloxx : Not sure if anyone has mentioned this already, but did you know that www.quantas.com redirects to the USA version of the Qantas Website? That's saying
26 Post contains links Geoffm : Hah, that's nothing. Just go to http://www.queasyjet.com and see what you get! http://www.Gooogle.com works too. Geoff M.
27 Post contains images SafetyDude : Is the word(?) spelt proper as I've not heard it before accept from "Down Under" I looked it up and bingo there it was but I've not heard it before st
28 BD1959 : Will: Spelt is actually a type of grain, and if you are talking about the grain, it is correct. If you are talking about to spell (a word) in the past
29 Ssides : Check the link again, it looks like it's been corrected, so all should be forgiven.
30 Post contains images SafetyDude : spell (FORM WORDS) verb [I or T] spelled or UK AND AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH ALSO spelt, spelled or UK AND AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH ALSO spelt to form a word or wo
31 BD1959 : Will: If you get out a grammar book, you will see that "spelled" if the preferred spelling. and As mentioned, dictionaries tell you how to spell a wor
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