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Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:37 pm

it seems that a lot of people write aircrafts, when the correct spelling is aircraft ! Aaargh !
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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:06 pm

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

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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:08 pm

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.
 
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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:31 pm

Flyf15: "Techinical"?  Big thumbs up

I agree with your point though.  Smile
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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:17 pm

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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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:40 pm

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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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:15 pm

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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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:27 pm

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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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:19 pm

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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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:49 pm

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.

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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:44 am

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.
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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:47 am

This is a cromnulent thread and grows quite merticular too. I am gervankic about that, too... remember, boldness embiggens the spirit!
 
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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:56 am

That's cromulent, actually  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:21 am

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

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RE: Aircraft Is An Invariable Word!

Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:00 pm

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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