[sdiy] (slightly OT?) Analog vs. Analogue - opinions needed

thx1138 thx1138 at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 4 20:01:10 CEST 2009

On 7/3/09 5:11 PM, "Andreas Wetterberg" <andreas at wetterberg.dk> wrote:

> British English and American English.
> Europe: British English.
> US: American English.
> Rest of world: You're on yer own!
> - that's what I was taught in school, and I'm sticking to that story
> until I hear something more plausible.
> -
> Andreas.
> Graham Atkins skrev:
>> English language should be...well....English !
>> That means ANALOGUE
>> and SYNTHESISER.......with an ESS, not a ZEE (Zed, sorry)
>> D'oh
>> Graham
>> On 3 Jul 2009, at 22:05, Tim Parkhurst wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 5:56 AM, Justin Owen<juzowen at googlemail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hello all,
>>>> Here goes... is Analog vs. Analogue (when used to describe
>>>> instruments and effects) just a case of US vs. UK spelling or is
>>>> there a more compelling reason to choose one over the other?
>>> As a "US American," I think it should be determined by size. After
>>> all, who's is bigger?
>>> I'm referring of course to the US based company, Analog Devices. If
>>> there's a larger company out there that uses "Analogue" in their name,
>>> I'll acquiesce and give the Brits the win.
>>> ;-)
>>> Of course, in the end I think you should spell it however you damn
>>> well please, as both spellings are accepted as correct.
>>> Tim (gets extra points for using "acquiesce" in a sentence) Servo
>>> -- 
>>> "Sire, the church of God is an anvil that has worn out many hammers."
>>> - H.L. Hastings
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Interesting thing about British vs US and Metric.

Having been a mechanic whilst in college, I worked on British cars

1/2 inch British Standard, vs British Whitworth vs 1/2 Sears Craftsman and
of course 13 MM Metric.

I did not realize how much bother this was until I worked on a Rolls Royce

I prefer metric over all and afterwards refused customers with
British/American cars. Tools were too expensive to support a dual standard.

Just a bit of nothing.



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