M J Valentine

Joined on Jan 18, 2004

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Henrik Herranen: "but if your troubled"

My troubled what?

As a non-native speaker of English this kind of trivial mistake mystifies me time and time again. How does it happen? I can understand the confusion of it's/its, because it's genuinely difficult. But how can their/they're/there, you're/your/ur, here/hair/here etc ever be mistaken?

My theory is that only native English speaker can and do make these mistakes. Foreigners learn the words in a different way, and while they do mistakes based on their own language background, I'd be very surprised if a non-native English speaker would make one of these mistakes.

daddyo Defence in this context simply means a plea or justification in support of persisting with misspelling lens.

Back on topic, the 5D Mark IV's rolling shutter in video mode is indeed disappointing for a camera costing at least £3,000. Is a global shutter which takes a reading for every frame technically feasible?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 14:23 UTC
In reply to:

Henrik Herranen: "but if your troubled"

My troubled what?

As a non-native speaker of English this kind of trivial mistake mystifies me time and time again. How does it happen? I can understand the confusion of it's/its, because it's genuinely difficult. But how can their/they're/there, you're/your/ur, here/hair/here etc ever be mistaken?

My theory is that only native English speaker can and do make these mistakes. Foreigners learn the words in a different way, and while they do mistakes based on their own language background, I'd be very surprised if a non-native English speaker would make one of these mistakes.

The worst mistake is misspelling lens as 'lense' as if pronounced 'dense'. Really, there's no defence or excuse; how many serious photographers would make this mistake?

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 22:00 UTC
On article Olympus sued for $273 million over accounting scandal (42 comments in total)

Full frame litigation would involve four times the value of this claim. However, the particulars of claim would be half as thin and read with an air of superiority.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 22:42 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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M J Valentine: I wonder if the thief realises the penalties for theft in Dubai. He may end up having difficulty pointing at cars.

His only hope of keeping his right hand under Dubai's Sharia law is to confess and plead for mercy. Until about 200 years ago thieves in England would expect to dance the Tyburn jig; now they get Sky TV during their one week stay in prison, free education and help to find a job. I suspect that this story is fake as the US Consulate in Dubai would have reported this matter to the Dubai police.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 18:42 UTC

I wonder if the thief realises the penalties for theft in Dubai. He may end up having difficulty pointing at cars.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 21:36 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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