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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:15 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I have received letters addressed to 'Wooster'

I got a letter addressed to 'Mystery Deegan' once!

Hugh Robjohns wrote:And an American friend used to refer to wor-ses-ter-shire a lot... it took years to get him to say wooster-shure... :lol:

Had a fine evening drinking with some US friends years back, and had a similar experience only it was trying to get one of them to pronounce 'Birmingham' properly. For some reason they couldn't get the 'um' right at the end, resolutely falling back to 'ham' :-)
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:23 pm

Yep, get that a lot. :lol:
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:35 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:Had a fine evening drinking with some US friends years back, and had a similar experience only it was trying to get one of them to pronounce 'Birmingham' properly. For some reason they couldn't get the 'um' right at the end, resolutely falling back to 'ham' :-)

Well it is in Alabama ;)
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Wonks » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:51 pm

And we do say names like 'West Ham' where the Ham is 'ham' and not 'hum/hmm', and it's the same Old English/Saxon word. So no points for consistency.
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Re: There is no double S in BUSES

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:09 pm

Folderol wrote:The history of soddering

Centuries ago, one of Walt Disney's ancestors got a cleaning job at a London silver smith pretending to be Irish. His intention was to steal the secrets of fine work. In actual fact all he got to see was an apprentice soldering up base work - a fact he was unaware of.

However, the apprentice caught him making notes and drawings of his work. The American tried to bribe him to get his silence, but all the lad said, was "You've got ten seconds to get out of here." then, "Mind you I'm sick of this sodding job anyway."

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Being passed down through generations, this event may not be reported exactly as it happened.

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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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