Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 73,664   Posts: 1,623,955   Online: 738
      
Page 3 of 50 FirstFirst 12345678913 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 493
  1. #21

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    charleston sc
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    99
    Matt, Canada's confusion is no doubt the result of not allowing the french to secede. Blansky has america right we love to bastardize anything we can english freng german spanish chinese . If it's spoken we'll "borrow" it mispronounce or misspell it and claim it as our own.

  2. #22
    Leigh B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,035
    Images
    1
    We tend to give the shorter dimension first. This is true of both film and paper.

    For example, a 35mm frame is 24mm x 36mm, even though 24mm is the height, not the width.

    The exception is 6cm film. Since there are so many formats using that film, the 6 is usually given first (6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, 6x17, etc).

    - Leigh
    Last edited by Leigh B; 08-26-2012 at 08:00 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

  3. #23
    Leigh B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,035
    Images
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
    I noticed that all the paper sizes in my US references are quoted with the shortest dimension first.
    The sizing nomenclature comes from printing, not just the printing trade.

    The narrow dimension of the paper defines the minimum size of the machine needed to process it.

    Take a look at your computer printer. It can print 8.5" x 11", or 8.5" x 14", or 8.5" high banner of arbitrary length.

    But it can't print B-size (11" x 17"). That requires a different machine.

    - Leigh
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

  4. #24
    lxdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Redlands, So. Calif.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,827
    Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post

    Although we do know that a car does not wear a boot or a bonnet and we correctly refer to them as a trunk and a hood.
    And our cars don't have wings either! British cars don't even fly worth a damn anyway.

    And the head is part of the engine instead of being the roof, though we screw it up by referring to the material on the inside of the car under the roof as being the headliner.

    And we shorten "gasoline" to "gas", though it's not a gas, and in UK they call it "petrol", even though it's not petroleum, just made from it, which is like calling a pork chop, "pig".

    Well, enough of this. I'm getting tyred.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

  5. #25
    Leigh B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,035
    Images
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Well, enough of this. I'm getting tyred.
    Going round and round to no purpose.

    - Leigh
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

  6. #26

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    4,345
    To those who are so enamoured of the metric system I say try building a house using a meter stick. The metric system makes sense for scientific use but the englsh system is based on common practical units used in everyday life.

    Perhaps if the english hadn't been so intent on cozying up to europe and prove that the english were europeans too they would also still be using the english system.
    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

    ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  7. #27
    Photo Engineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    24,097
    Images
    65
    Leigh;

    I print 13 x 19 on my printer.

    PE

  8. #28
    lxdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Redlands, So. Calif.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    6,827
    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Actually Americans follow common sense spelling and the use of Latin based words; while the British prefer to use the more archaic "whilst", insert unpronounced letters in words, and use Anglo-Saxon four letter functionals instead of the more literate use of Latin root words.
    Ah, but those four-letter functionals are so perfectly concise in their monosyllabicity!

    On the other hand Americans are not adverse to using Elizabethan past tense forms such as "thunk" for the past tense of think [drink, drank, drunk].
    "Gotten" instead of "got" is another example.

    Both recently have taken to brutalizing the adverbs by hacking off the "-ly" and doing it quite badly.
    True, but in your cited example we just transferred it, as in "I feel badly today".
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

  9. #29
    Photo Engineer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    24,097
    Images
    65
    But it is so fun to say "my bad".

    BTW, by the time I get to Drunk, I have been drinkulating!

    PE

  10. #30
    Leigh B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,035
    Images
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    I print 13 x 19 on my printer
    So do I (on one of them).

    But it won't print 19 x 13 (disregarding rotating the source image).

    - Leigh
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

Page 3 of 50 FirstFirst 12345678913 ... LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin