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I didn't notice the 'Do Not's' Fine.. then let the Webmaster delete my offending adds. Just thought that some of you might have been interested in some fine quality gear that I had surplus to requirements. Guess not. But its no skin of my nose. The items are listed in E-bay.

Feel free to visit me at my website.


You never know.. you might find images worth looking at.


-- www.nigelturnerphotography.com (npturner@earthlink.net), November 21, 2001


Learn to spell before using the net.

-- Caz Matthews (caz.matthews@anthem.com), November 21, 2001.

As for the answer above, well I speak and spell English as it was invented. By the English, as I am English. Do I complain when you spell colour as 'color.'' For god sake Caz.. get a life and stop looking for the nitty gritty things. My 5 your old son seems more grown up than you!

-- Nigel Turner (npturner@earthlink.net), November 21, 2001.

>Learn to spell before using the net.
Uncalled for childish rudeness - hope you're ashamed. tim a

-- Tim Atherton (tim@kairosphoto.com), November 21, 2001.

>Feel free to visit me at my website.


>You never know.. you might find images worth looking at.

Very nice website BTW

-- Tim Atherton (tim@kairosphoto.com), November 21, 2001.

A rather humble introduction to a great website and excellent work!

-- Paul Schilliger (pschilliger@smile.ch), November 22, 2001.

I'm with Caz on this one. Since when does ANYBODY use "adds" for ads or advertisements, or "of" for off?

-- Alec (alecj@bellsouth.net), November 22, 2001.

Thankyou Tim for your kind comments with regards my web site. Glad you enjoyed it.


-- Nigel Turner (npturner@earthlink.net), November 22, 2001.

"Since when does ANYBODY use "adds" for ads or advertisements, or "of" for off?"

I believe it's a cultural thing. I work as a production artist building advertising for a company with offices world wide. My European guys always seems to use "adds" instead of "ads."

I guess the global dominance of the American Cultural Industry (movies, TV, magazines) has really blinded North Americans to cultural differences in the English language; let alone wiping out much of the British influence in Canadian English over the last 10-20 years.

Since "ads" and "adds" are contractions anyways how could one spell them wrong?

-- Dominique Labrosse (d_labrosse@hotmail.com), November 23, 2001.


I'm trying too find thee minuses inn your approval of confusing "ads" with "adds".

-- Ellis Vener Photography (ellis@ellisvener.com), November 23, 2001.

please tell me why "adds" is an acceptable contraction of advertisements and where this comes from. also i'd like to know why contractions cannot be incorrectly spelled. at what point is it no longer acceptable to add extra "d"'s to this particular contraction?

-- adam (asfberg@hotmail.com), November 23, 2001.

"...please tell me why "adds" is an acceptable contraction of advertisements..."

It really comes down to several things. Language is cultural. Cultural evolution is not necessarily logical. English is a fusion language (low german base, infused with early Norman French and picked-up alot of other influences along the way). English does not have a single formal institution to define and enforce it's rules (like l'Academie Franšaise does for French). This is how it becomes acceptable to spell "colo(u)r" one way in North America and another way in the rest of the world, or contract "ad(d)" one way in some places and another way in another place. Maybe it has something to do with why Americans pronounce lieutenant and Canadians and Brits pronounce the same word "leftenant."

However, we all digress... language has little to do with large format photography, let alone this thread. I guess we'll all have to agree to disagree, keep an open mind, move on and appreciate the differences that living in this free society allows us to celebrate!


-- Dominique Labrosse (d_labrosse@hotmail.com), November 23, 2001.

yes, english is mutable. nevertheless i am interested in where this spelling comes from and who uses it as i've not seen it before, here or in england.

-- adam (asfberg@hotmail.com), November 23, 2001.

Eye would like to se a new forum created that cud be called the Spelling and Grammer Forum And I am shure that the mantainer of this forum could sit thisone up so that when ever some one adds (I'd better chek that word) a post that Qritisizes sum one's spelling or grammer thier post would auto matically besent to that new forum and they can debate an qritisize eachother allday and we can keep thisone for Large Format Photography.

-- David Vickery (vickeryphoto@cs.com), November 24, 2001.

I would say let dead dogs lie, but that's a stinking answer too.

-- Ken Woodard (klwoodard1@home.com), November 28, 2001.

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