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    If they design camera like a keyboard, some of us will not make it as a photographer.

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    Oh, and the brand CANON is apelt as "C-A-N-O-N" and not "C-A-N-N-O-N".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooneyedWileECoyote View Post
    I'm no English teacher, so not qualified to "mark" the speeling (i like this one!) here... any teachers want to volunteer? hahaha

    best I've come across so far:

    Shuttle speed, tripot

    and when film was still popular,... "filem"
    No, is "flim" (hockkian), "film" is pronounce in english
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    Quote Originally Posted by palvin View Post
    Oh, and the brand CANON is apelt as "C-A-N-O-N" and not "C-A-N-N-O-N".
    It's okay as long the camera salesman gives you "Canon" not "Cannon".

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    No, is "flim" (hockkian), "film" is pronounce in english
    Yes it's safer to ask for "flim" rather than "filem" as the camera salesman may give you something inside his throat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    It's okay as long the camera salesman gives you "Canon" not "Cannon".
    ya man one is Made in Japan, the other ... China?

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    Ah. I remember trying to do this some time ago. It's amazing how people are resistant to correction and how easily they take offence at being corrected. I almost got kicked out of the forum because of it.

    I hope the threadstarter has better luck than I.

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    Another one is the misuse of word 'gears'. 'Gear' is plural, like 'cutlery' and 'mail'.

    So it is 'camera gear' not 'camera gears' and 'camera equipment' not 'camera equipments'.

    And another one is the use of 'grap' when they mean 'grab'.

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    Is it "Passionate about the cause of cancer" or "Passionate about the cause for cancer"? I saw a headline sidestepping and used "Passionate about Cancer Cause" instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairocks View Post
    Used to confuse these two while I was young, till I figure out buy = no 'r' so past tense also no 'r'=>bought; bring have 'r', so past tense also have 'r' =>brought. Hee hee

    Past tense of buy => bought
    Past tense of bring => brought

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    A major Singaporean error which 99% of Singaporeans make
    --> There is no "irregardless". It is simply, "regardless". "Irregardless" is an invention unique to Singapore, but almost all Singaporeans(including many local English teachers!) use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality View Post
    I like shuttle speed.


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    Columbia or Discovery? They have on board cameras you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by palvin View Post
    Oh, and the brand CANON is apelt as "C-A-N-O-N" and not "C-A-N-N-O-N".

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...98#post2555098

    i brought cannon camara you know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by palvin View Post
    Oh, and the brand CANON is apelt as "C-A-N-O-N" and not "C-A-N-N-O-N".

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...98#post2555098
    That is the model Saddam Hussein used until his regime was toppled by the US Army.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    Another one is the misuse of word 'gears'. 'Gear' is plural, like 'cutlery' and 'mail'.

    So it is 'camera gear' not 'camera gears' and 'camera equipment' not 'camera equipments'.

    And another one is the use of 'grap' when they mean 'grab'.
    And as far as nouns go, the plural of "stuff" is still "stuff".

    No stuffs.

    (And there ain't no such thing as "staffs" either...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by microcosm View Post
    That is the model Saddam Hussein used until his regime was toppled by the US Army.
    Last time when they found those huge pipes, they say Iraq building some "supergun".

    Actually maybe Saddam wanted to build a 3000mm f/1.0 lens lah...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoned View Post
    A major Singaporean error which 99% of Singaporeans make
    --> There is no "irregardless". It is simply, "regardless". "Irregardless" is an invention unique to Singapore, but almost all Singaporeans(including many local English teachers!) use it.
    Contrary to popular believe, there is "irregardless". It's a new coin between irrespective and regardless, increasingly finding its way to dictionaries. Most English words evolve this way, if not all of them. Just that most Singaporeans, including educators (both those who use it and those who claim it doesn't exist) use it in wrong way.

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    Default Re: It is spelt as "L-e-n-s"...

    Quote Originally Posted by microcosm View Post
    Columbia or Discovery? They have on board cameras you know?
    I got both




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    Quote Originally Posted by shinken View Post
    Contrary to popular believe, there is "irregardless". It's a new coin between irrespective and regardless, increasingly finding its way to dictionaries. Most English words evolve this way, if not all of them. Just that most Singaporeans, including educators (both those who use it and those who claim it doesn't exist) use it in wrong way.
    Contrary to popular belief...

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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Contrary to popular belief...


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