Photographers speak in tongues

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Chuck Lantz
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Re: nt)lense is a legit spelling, look it up!
In reply to Hugowolf, Mar 29, 2013

Hugowolf wrote:

Mike_PEAT wrote:

nt=No text

And there is another one: legit.

There is nothing legal or illegal about it. Dictionaries, for the most part, catalogue use. It is in there because it has unfortunately fallen into use. It is as seriously ridiculous as Ye Olde Sweete Shoppe.

Brian A

"Lense" is just a variant spelling of "lens."  No pretense involved. There's plenty of ammunition for debate for either version.

It could be argued that the cumlative time saved if we all settled on dropping the "e" at the end of "lense" could be better used, leading perhaps to landing humans on Mars, or curing all disease, achieving whirled peas, and so on.

Who knows what it might lead to. The beginning of an entirely new era could be marked in future retellings of our history by the simple act of all humanity dropping that pesky "e."

Onward and upward!

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