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Re^4: My favorite silent English letter is:

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Mar 01, 2012 at 03:41 UTC ( #957081=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: My favorite silent English letter is:
in thread My favorite silent English letter is:

Did you work at Sikorsky in the 1980s? It seems to have been the preferred spelling there, to the point of my being admonished for using the correct spelling after showing them the entry in the dictionary


Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc


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Re^5: My favorite silent English letter is:
by wrog (Scribe) on Mar 01, 2012 at 21:28 UTC
    No.

    And now I'm wondering,... how does the subject of water in the lungs even come up at a helicopter company?

      Rather severe misspelling of "mnemonic." Don't ask me how it started; "pneumonic" is certainly a word, and a kind of plague, but the context was short (six or so letter) names for strain gauge locations like "main gearbox -- port forward foot rosette." The author of one of the flight test reports couldn't spell.


      Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

      1. Helicopters are complicated mechanical critters.
      2. Such beasts periodically break.
      3. Other critters, with lungs, are known to fly helicopters over water.
      4. Sometimes, that's where the helicritters break.
      q.e.d.

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