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Old 02-21-2019, 08:50 PM
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Default It's CollinGs, not Collins!

About once a week, on the various forums, someone spells Collings as Collins. Why is that? I can see that mistake happening once in a blue moon, but why are people regularly dropping the G? I don't get it. Please enlighten me. I am going to go play my Blueride and Gibon and Larriee.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:09 PM
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Why do people spell definite, definate? Why do people spell loose when they mean lose? Why do some people refer to Olson guitars as Olsen?

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Old 02-21-2019, 09:33 PM
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About once a week, on the various forums, someone spells Collings as Collins. Why is that? I can see that mistake happening once in a blue moon, but why are people regularly dropping the G? I don't get it. Please enlighten me. I am going to go play my Blueride and Gibon and Larriee.
This may not be a common name in parts of the U.S. or other parts of the world. It may be a spelling situation. It may be a typing situation.

I respond to AGF 99% of the time from a tablet. I try to have tings makr senae but the small kryboard messes me up somtines. I often mus go bak and edot my entry. Wronf letters, mised leters. Jst my clumsy figers. Sigh...
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:38 PM
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Why do people spell loose when they mean lose? ?
That one I just don't understand. It's not like those are uncommon words that people hardly ever see.

Maybe they learned it where they learned that the letter 's alway's need's an apo'strophe in front of it.
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:58 AM
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As a British Collings player I also see this a lot.
Collings and Collins and Collingson are common British surnames, but probably from the same root.
According to Wikipedia :
Collings is an Old English surname with two possible origins.[1] One is from the Norse name which in Olde English became 'Cola', meaning swarthy or dark. The second possibility is that it comes from 'Coll', a diminutive of Nicholas, meaning 'victory of the people'.[2]

Alternative spellings or related surnames include Collin, Colling, Coling, Collins, Colings, Collis, Coliss, Collen, and Collens.[3] For further information, see Collins.


I see mis-spellings and mis-use of words here far more than I'd see them from Brits, (I'm not talking about the US Webster spellings) and I assume that it is probably about the different pronunciations in the US.

Whatever, I feel privileged to have met Bill when he briefly visited the UK in 2015/6 (?) He was a character and enormously enthusiastic about his guitars (and mine).
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And while we’re at it. It’s ElixIr - not ElixEr. DreadnOught - not DreadnAught.
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For some reason, the Norwegians insist on spelling the m/c and other words too, with "sen" (e.g.. Harley-Davidsen), they do not abide the word ending "..son", go ahead Norge and do it the way you want!

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Why do people say Jagwire instead of Jaguar. Why do people say Southmore instead of Sophomore? Don't even get me started.
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Or Ruff instead of Rooooooof?
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Why do people say Jagwire instead of Jaguar. Why do people say Southmore instead of Sophomore? Don't even get me started.
I went to school by Covered wagon. But back then, we were taught how to sound out words.

Of course, we learned cursive, too.
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About once a week, on the various forums, someone spells Collings as Collins. Why is that?
It's just a simple misunderstanding.

You should see people trying to type Zildjian whenever they are selling cymbals on Craigslist.
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It's just a simple misunderstanding.

You should see people trying to type Zildjian whenever they are selling cymbals on Craigslist.
And those are great symbols!
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That's "CRAW," not "CRAW." "CRAW!"




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If I owned a Boojhwah I still wouldn't be able to spell it.
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:29 AM
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If I owned a Boojhwah I still wouldn't be able to spell it.
Now that's funny. Good one Mr Paul!
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