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Mar 20, 2015 10:17 |  #826

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First, am I the only one gettin' a kick outta' the fact that it was the thread starter who revived this after almost four years?

I noticed that too.




  
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Mar 20, 2015 10:39 |  #827

DGStinner wrote in post #17483719 (external link)
I noticed that too.

Well, as long as I'm here, my vote for the most overused phrase in G&N is, "Knockers Up!"
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Mar 20, 2015 11:18 as a reply to  @ post 17483712 |  #828

I was bored and reviewing my own history and this one caught my attention and I actually had something to add.


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Mar 20, 2015 12:17 |  #829

Lightworks Imaging wrote in post #11659502 (external link)
"Stunning". In reference to a posted image. Especially on social networking sites.

This, for me. What an overused term.


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Mar 20, 2015 12:32 |  #830

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"Uber" anything.

I agree. I actually hate the use of the word "uber", in any context at all, not just photography. It is a german word......it should stay safely hidden away in Germany and never be used in the english language. It just has a really dumb, out-of-place sound to it when used in english.

Also, "lense" is completely wrong. The word is spelled "lens". Why don't people, collectively, spell as well as they did 50 years ago?

"Gears" is also completely wrong. It is not a proper form of the word, when used to describe photography equipment. "Gear" is the proper term, as it encompasses a collection of gear, and does not need to be "pluralized" in such an uneducated manner.


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"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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Mar 20, 2015 15:20 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #831

I got this uber lense for my gears. Its stunning.

<ducks>

btw, less there is any doubt... the "its" was misspelled intentionally.


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Mar 20, 2015 15:45 |  #832

"Amateurs are ruining it for the pros" :)




  
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Mar 20, 2015 15:52 |  #833

Tom Reichner wrote in post #17483959 (external link)
Also, "lense" is completely wrong. The word is spelled "lens". Why don't people, collectively, spell as well as they did 50 years ago?

I always thought 'lense' was the English (UK) way of spelling it.




  
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Mar 20, 2015 16:46 |  #834

Phoenixkh wrote in post #17484226 (external link)
I got this uber lense for my gears. Its stunning.

<ducks>

btw, less there is any doubt... the "its" was misspelled intentionally.


It's "lest." :-)


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Mar 20, 2015 16:56 |  #835

Drumrole please,.....


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Mar 20, 2015 17:09 |  #836

AMAZING

most universally overused adjective, inside or outside of photography. It has only been used 780 times already in the first 10 weeks of 2015 on POTN.

Really there ARE some OTHER adjectives. Didn't they teach any of them in school during the last 20 years?!


Overuse of the word 'amazing' is just...amazing! :eek:

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[edit: Gawd, my wife was watching Glee on TV and within a 5 minute piece of script, 'Amazing' was used THREE times!]


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Mar 20, 2015 22:15 |  #837

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17484335 (external link)
Drumrole please,.....

Psst! That would be "drum roll."

Normally I keep my fingers off the keys when that kind of comment occurs to me, but as long as others here are saying similar things . . .


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Mar 21, 2015 00:05 |  #838

Arsenal, and text typing Acronyms, spell the dang words/sentences out...............


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Mar 21, 2015 14:55 |  #839

Tom Reichner wrote in post #17483959 (external link)
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"Gears" is also completely wrong. It is not a proper form of the word, when used to describe photography equipment. "Gear" is the proper term, as it encompasses a collection of gear, and does not need to be "pluralized" in such an uneducated manner.

My gears:


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Mar 21, 2015 15:02 |  #840

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My gears:

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Oh, now you're just "giving him the gears".

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