Re: Guernsey Island 2445
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Since this whole thread on the Guernsey Island 2445 has that (correct) spelling as its title, I wouldn't have thought it would be so hard. I am only being a bit grumpy, not really fuming mad. Please don't take too much offence (that's the way we spell offense in the UK) as it isn't intended.
The reference to "Holland" wasn't directed at you, it was a "point of order". As I said, Holland is just one part of the Netherlands. Some people in the UK call the whole country "Holland" incorrectly. I think even the national (association; "soccer") football team gets named "Holland". I'm not sure whether many Dutch agree with that, but if I was Dutch, I wouldn't agree. OK, I admit to having a bit of a bee in my bonnet on this score.
Can we bury the hatchet on this? I really didn't intend to have a big go at you, it was more in jest. I'll buy you a drink when and if I see you to apologise.
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Chuck Harris
Sent: 28 January 2020 17:06
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Guernsey Island 2445
Tektronix called its factory in Heerenveen, The Netherlands,
"Tektronix Holland" Why should I differ? Calling it "Holland",
for short, when I am writing about Tektronix factories, simplifies
I recognize that I have a tendency to spell Guernsey phonetically
as Gurnsey. I have been trying to spell it correctly for this
entire thread, but I slip up from time-to-time. Phonetic spelling
was how I was taught as a child. It is an indelible part of me,
and has reared up its ugly head to bite me all of my life.
I believe my spelling of Guernsey, correctly, is better than 50%,
more like 80-90%. But every time someone else quotes my mistake,
the weed of my misspelling gains a new root.
Prior to this thread, I am not sure that I have ever had to write
the name Guernsey for any reason.
How well do you do when dealing with terms/names foreign to you
for the first time?
Or did you have something else on your mind when you wrote your
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