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07-06-2017, 02:31 PM   #1
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"Hericoid" Extension Tube

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I just bought a "Hericoid," Pentax 67 extension tube on Ebay. It hasn't arrived yet but the faded word "Hericoid" is clearly visible in the picture. Is this some rare misspelling of "helicoid," or a knock off? Has anyone seen this before? Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by iversonwhite Quote
Hello,

I just bought a "Hericoid," Pentax 67 extension tube on Ebay. It hasn't arrived yet but the faded word "Hericoid" is clearly visible in the picture. Is this some rare misspelling of "helicoid," or a knock off? Has anyone seen this before? Thanks.
It's a genuine misprint on a genuine Pentax.
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Hericoid...actually that typo makes a lot of sense. There's no "l" sound in Japanese, and "r" is used as an substitute. Most likely a lost-in-translation slip up
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QuoteOriginally posted by timw4mail Quote
Hericoid...actually that typo makes a lot of sense. There's no "l" sound in Japanese, and "r" is used as an substitute. Most likely a lost-in-translation slip up


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The evolution of language is pretty amazing. Some common sounds in one language are completely unknown in another language.

A Japanese friend told me a story of her father worriedly phoning her for language coaching before a work meeting. Poor guy was meeting O'Reilly and O'Leary at the same time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by timw4mail Quote
lost-in-translation slip
rost-in-tlansration srip ?
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Thanks everyone for the quick replies.

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It's a real thing - I have one myself - and not as rare as you might expect so I think that a whole batch must have been engraved this way.
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