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#73381 - 12/23/06 07:49 PM Receptacles
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Registered: 10/25/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
I am just asking a very basic question. Since it's obvious that all electricians work with them, why is there so much trouble spelling them correctly? I mean, we go through thousands of boxes of them, with their name printed clearly on every case, box or receipt, yet so many people still spell them "Recepticles".

http://www.spellcheck.net/cgi-bin/spell.exe?action=CHECKWORD&string=recepticles

Just a peeve that I have. I am not looking to offend anyone, but my former boss couldn't spell anything and it drove me crazy. Reading his notes were like going back to the second grade.



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#73382 - 12/23/06 09:38 PM Re: Receptacles
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How about "fluorescent"?
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#73383 - 12/23/06 10:41 PM Re: Receptacles
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Guilty - right here!

So whats next? Grammer an dpuncuation?
Typeing^tutorial?
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#73384 - 12/24/06 01:34 AM Re: Receptacles
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Why is that one smiley beating the other smiley with a stick.

the proceeding comment was checked with spell check

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#73385 - 12/24/06 05:57 AM Re: Receptacles
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Registered: 06/26/05
Posts: 90
Loc: Fort Collins, CO, US
I would be remiss if I did not note the fact that the original poster did indeed err in spelling the word "their" in the original post.

You can't start a spelling rant and have a typo, it's bad form.
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#73386 - 12/24/06 06:22 AM Re: Receptacles
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Registered: 09/15/05
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Loc: NW In. USA
I alwyas thuoght is wsa ....recpetilcals...

or I ma stipud...
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#73387 - 12/24/06 06:24 AM Re: Receptacles
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Guilty as charged. I'll join Mark in Typeing School.

Ian (Edited cause I can't spell my name!) A.


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#73388 - 12/24/06 07:00 AM Re: Receptacles
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Registered: 02/21/04
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It's all good... We have linemen at our jobsite that climb "pols" and "pul weirs" Their paperwork is usually an interesting read for those who can decipher it...

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#73389 - 12/24/06 07:32 AM Re: Receptacles
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We have one person on my fire department that can't spell battery. When we file a false activation report we sent a copy to the homeowner and to fire prevention with a line in it "..due to dead battier" Yea, we look like a bunch of professionals...

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#73390 - 12/24/06 07:50 AM Re: Receptacles
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Over here the traditional name is "socket outlet" rather than receptacle, but even so I've seen some errant spellings.

Sockit anyone? I would, but it might "sock it" back to me!

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