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Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 12:37
Subject: Re: the grammar of photographic
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Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 3:05
Subject: the grammar of photographic
I'm very bad at plurals... In my first language there is
article and nouns have no plural form. In writing
applications, phrases such as "one or more of," "any
of," and "a plural of" are more useful because being
without showing any detail is an important part of the
However, the spam quoted below reminds me of
capitalization. This is actually a very common mistake
writers of photographic processes. Some people
capitalize names of elements and compounds, e.g.,
Nitrate and Hydroquinone (these should not be capitalized).
the other hand, some people fail to capitalize, e.g.,
phenidone and dimezone (these should be capitalized as they
Use of italics and hyphenation adds up to the issue.
typesettnig N-methyl-p-aminophenol (Metol), N (always in
it referrs to the nitrogen atom in the amino group)
and p should be
italicized but not the rest. Unnecessary
hyphenation such as
N-methyl-p-amino-phenol looks funny, but
things like tri-ethanol-amine
look crazy, and worse
unnecessary hyphens are inserted in wrong places,
benzo-tria-zole (when benzotriazole is benzo + tri + azole).
use of inappropriate acronyms... BTA is the acronym for
photographic chemistry but some people
When typesetting pH, the p should be italicized in lower
and H should be always roman capital, as it referrs to
Same thing for pAg, pBr, etc.
Then there's confusion of words and
concepts... e.g., absorb
Then there's a long list of
misnomers that should be fixed and
historical artifacts that should be
modernized (or modernized
form should be mentioned at least).
I guess the biggest problem is high frequency of wrong
photographic pages on Wikipedia contain
serious errors in addition to the
above problems (and I
occasionally contribute my edits only to realize
adds more errors). Articles/websites written by
suffer from the same.
And I still want to know what
the "Prestigious non-accredited
From: Judy Seigel <email@example.com>
the grammar of spam
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 22:36:57 -0400
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