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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:12 pm

and this all must happen in other cultures with their dialects. The first time I heard French spoken with a hard core Chinese accent really messed with my head. I’m sure my few words of Cantonese have caused some major internal laughing when on tour.
But at least I didn’t have to deal with the aluminumium word, eh?
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:10 am

Driving through Leominster in the USA I had to stop off and ask how they pronounced it. I am delighted to say they told me "Lemster"!

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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:52 pm

I'm terribly sorry for bringing this thread back to it's original starting point, but is the official SOS nomenclature "buses" or "busses" for the plural?

I have a good reason for asking ;)
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:08 pm

That depends if it's for the US or UK edition... ;)
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:18 pm

To quote the Korff who knows this stuff... (and no, it doesn't vary between US and UK editions!)

The Korff wrote:...I change 'buses' to 'busses' whenever I'm proofreading.
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:25 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:To quote the Korff who knows this stuff... (and no, it doesn't vary between US and UK editions!)

The Korff wrote:...I change 'buses' to 'busses' whenever I'm proofreading.

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/reason-11

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I had to work hard finding that. The force is strong with The Korff :clap:
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby CS70 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:38 pm

Not having much of a life lately, uh? :bouncy:
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 pm

CS70 wrote:Not having much of a life lately, uh? :bouncy:

Quite the opposite, loads of things going on (mostly good!), but I can see how it might look otherwise in this context ;)
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:08 pm

Which is why I didn't repost this from the first page of the thread.....

Hugh Robjohns wrote:To try and ensure consistency, we have a 'House Style' rule book for things like this which does actually state that we prefer to use bus and not buss (etc).
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:36 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:I had to work hard finding that. The force is strong with The Korff :clap:

Oh no! Now you've done it...

(Actually, it might not have been Chris who profffed that one....)

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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:04 pm

Is the singular 'bus' or 'buss'?

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/qu ... iew?page=2 uses 'bus' (and 'busses') but searching for 'buss' on the website returns a lot of hits in article titles.

I feel it a little mischievous to point out and I suspect it's one of those things that folks 'know' is there but it's just too much of a faff to retrospectively standardise (plus to be honest, who cares?!) :angel:

The standard of copy in SOS is exemplary, so please don't interpret this as criticism, I was just having a little fun poking around.
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Moroccomoose » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:19 pm

In Stoke it would be buz! And a plurality buzzes...Which in this context is entirely inappropriate!
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Folderol » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:57 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
Eddy Deegan wrote:I had to work hard finding that. The force is strong with The Korff :clap:

Oh no! Now you've done it...

(Actually, it might not have been Chris who profffed that one....)

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profffed :crazy:
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:23 am

:lol: yes, Chris didn't proof my post either... :bouncy:
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