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04-10-2010, 08:22 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
A guy on another forum spells it singularly as ---> lens'

Don't get me started :-)
Maybe he is talking about the lens' hood or cap.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
The use of an apostrophe to indicate plurality is not uncommon, even in 'mainstream' English. Have you ever seen (and accepted) references to the 60's?
And indeed, some style guides (like the one I grew up with) call for exactly that. According to these guides, the apostrophe is to be used to pluralized numbers ("the 60's"), letters ("mind your p's and q's"), abbreviations ("that guy has a whole bunch of Ph.D.'s") and generally speaking, anything that isn't a real word ("he said nothing but let out a series of hmmm's and grrrr's").

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As for Nacho's, that's because the dish was invented by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya who served it as Nacho's especiales. Calling it 'nachos' is thus a corruption.
Sheesh, I thought you were kidding, but I looked it up...

And for the record - I'm officially recusing myself from the contest.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
The use of an apostrophe to indicate plurality is not uncommon, even in 'mainstream' English.
That's true, but it's not the case in question here.

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Have you ever seen (and accepted) references to the 60's?
Yes, some magazines do that, but it is horrid, breaking every rule. The proper form is "'60s" because there is no plural or possessive. But "19" has been omitted so one needs an apostrophe up front.

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As for Nacho's, that's because the dish was invented by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya who served it as Nacho's especiales. Calling it 'nachos' is thus a corruption. The apostrophe also serves to differentiate the snack from NACHOS, the Not Another Completely Heuristic Operating System software. Look it up.
Oh My God, you're right! I never knew that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Woods12 Quote
I will try spell it coreectly but I think your just trying to increase your posts rparmar LOL
And what about that post of yours.

For the record, I would love to win the contest and just now have the time to try. But I will not post anything I would not normally post, nor in a manner I would not normally do it. I'm just spending more time on the forum than usual.

It also happens that I am doing lots of photography right now, so it makes sense. At any point in the year up until now I simply would not have had the time.

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The weakness the lens will have is the fact the maximum aperture will be at f6.8 at 300mm which is o.k. when there is plenty of light.
I have a 55-300 and it's actually f5.8 at 300mm, not 6.8.
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I have a 55-300 and it's actually f5.8 at 300mm, not 6.8.
It was a typo. I had it for a year and half and moved up to the DA* 300mm. I found myself shooting with it a most of the time at 55mm or 300mm. The rest of the time it was around 180mm. I had some success with the DA 55-300mm when the light was good. That's often not the case with birds etc.
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