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Receptacles #73381 12/23/06 11:49 PM
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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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Re: Receptacles #73382 12/24/06 01:38 AM
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Sixer Offline
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How about "fluorescent"?


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Re: Receptacles #73383 12/24/06 02:41 AM
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e57 Offline
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Guilty - right here!

So whats next? Grammer an dpuncuation?
Typeing^tutorial?


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Re: Receptacles #73384 12/24/06 05:34 AM
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Why is that one smiley beating the other smiley with a stick.

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Re: Receptacles #73385 12/24/06 09:57 AM
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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.

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Re: Receptacles #73386 12/24/06 10:22 AM
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I alwyas thuoght is wsa ....recpetilcals...

or I ma stipud...


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Re: Receptacles #73387 12/24/06 10:24 AM
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Theelectrikid Offline
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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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Re: Receptacles #73388 12/24/06 11:00 AM
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It's all good... We have linemen at our jobsite that climb "pols" and "pul weirs" [Linked Image] Their paperwork is usually an interesting read for those who can decipher it...

Re: Receptacles #73389 12/24/06 11:32 AM
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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...

Re: Receptacles #73390 12/24/06 11:50 AM
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pauluk Offline
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Over here the traditional name is "socket outlet" rather than receptacle, but even so I've seen some errant spellings.

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