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#73381 - 12/23/06 07:49 PM Receptacles
EV607797 Offline

Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 756
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".

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
Sixer Offline

Registered: 08/08/05
Posts: 264
Loc: Canada
How about "fluorescent"?

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#73383 - 12/23/06 10:41 PM Re: Receptacles
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Guilty - right here!

So whats next? Grammer an dpuncuation?
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#73384 - 12/24/06 01:34 AM Re: Receptacles
dougwells Offline


Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 1226
Loc: kamloops BC Canada
Why is that one smiley beating the other smiley with a stick.

the proceeding comment was checked with spell check

#73385 - 12/24/06 05:57 AM Re: Receptacles
georgestolz Offline

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.

#73386 - 12/24/06 06:22 AM Re: Receptacles
togol Offline

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 426
Loc: NW In. USA
I alwyas thuoght is wsa ....recpetilcals...

or I ma stipud...

#73387 - 12/24/06 06:24 AM Re: Receptacles
Theelectrikid Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 854
Loc: Levittown, PA
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
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
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...

#73389 - 12/24/06 07:32 AM Re: Receptacles
JCooper Offline

Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 229
Loc: Kendall Park, NJ USA
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...

#73390 - 12/24/06 07:50 AM Re: Receptacles
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Over here the traditional name is "socket outlet" rather than receptacle, but even so I've seen some errant spellings.

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