Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

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Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby jpzach » Mon May 23, 2011 7:49 am

Hi, Sam? Is this where we post spelling errors we found? I don't understand webcomic contact methods. Is anyone out there? Hello? Anyway, I did a full-out proofread from 1233 to the present. So yeah! Um...I guess I'll just post it here? OK then.

MAJOR ERRORS
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1246
I change my mind [I changed my mind]
1252
if it was living, bre.. [if it was a living, bre..]
1324
recieved [received]
a unsatisfied customer [an unsatisfied customer]
1393
clingly [clingy]

SEMI-MAJOR ERRORS
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1294
judgemental [judgmental, according to Oxford Canadian; also in US]
1363
enamored [The Canadian spelling is actually enamoured.]

PRETTY MINOR ERRORS
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1248
knock-off [knockoff can be one word now]
1271
bar flies [barfly and barflies are also one word]
1277
book store [so is bookstore]
a number of--- [--- is one - too long]
1283
drop out [dropout is also one word, when it's a noun]
1332
elbow-grease [elbow grease doesn't really need a hyphen]
1356
free-spirit [free spirit doesn't really need a hyphen either]
1371
weightloss [weight loss isn't one word yet]

HARDLY COUNTS
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1233
Ghostbusters 2 [Ghostbusters II, technically.]
1239
has been sealed-off [has been sealed off (vs "sealed-off floor")]
[But "sealed-off" in 1247 is OK, more so.]
1374
No-Hands-Larry [No-Hands Larry ... as in "Peg-Leg Pete"]

TECHNICALLY WRONG, BUT...
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1247
like to get hands on [hands-on ... but maybe it would ruin the emphasis to have a hyphen?]
first hand [firsthand ... but maybe it would ruin the emphasis to have one word?]
1302
coffee flavoured [coffee-flavoured ... but maybe it would ruin the emphasis to have a hyphen?]

QUOTATION MARK - PUNCTUATION INCONSISTENCIES
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Sometimes you've got the punctuation inside the quotes, sometimes outside, even when the nature of the quote is the same. This is the complete list. (I vote punctuation outside.)
++++++++++++++++++++++
1241
"beady".
"chogo".
1274
"loaded".
1284
"good",
1289
"these stupid pants".
1339
"Teddy Knows Best".
1348
"last time"?
1259
"Hazel"?
1402
"toy factory"!
++++++++++++++++++++++
1250
"vitamin Q."
1272
"street milk."
1275
"help."
1324
"Where Are They Now!" [The ! is not a part of the title ... see 1331.]
1354
"world really works!"
1386
"Rauf?"
1394
"Teddy Knows Best."
1402
"mortal peril."

NUMBERS AS NUMERALS OR WORDS??
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I don't think it matters, just pointing it out. Some examples:
1275
90 percent
1399
55 percent
1410
17, 11
BUT .....
1261
ten percent
1234
sixty-five
1347
twenty-six
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Hey... As long as I'm here, something I always wanted to ask:
In your early comics, I sometimes thought the characters were kinda like role reversals of Calvin and Hobbes. Sam, the human, whose hair kind of looked like Calvin's, was the taller of the two (like Hobbes), and his straight-man conscientousness reminded me of Hobbes, while Fuzzy, the stuffed-animal like...animal, had manic schemes and selfishness that reminded me of Calvin (and he was Calvin's height). Conversely, Sam the straight-man was hapless compared to Hobbes, and Fuzzy the manic character generally more successful than Calvin. Of course, their names are also one and two syllables long, and the title consists of their names. Was any of this conscious? (Sorry if you've been asked this lots.)
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby Jim North » Mon May 23, 2011 8:17 am

jpzach wrote:1246
I change my mind [I changed my mind]

This one has been discussed here before. It's not an error, both in that people actually use the phrase just like that as well as grammatically since Sam had changed his mind at that very moment, making the present tense use appropriate. It may sound a little awkward to those who don't say it that way, but it's a perfectly legitimate use.
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby pie » Mon May 23, 2011 3:11 pm

It's the same as using 'I forget', when you have forgotten. That annoys me.
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby Jim North » Mon May 23, 2011 3:26 pm

Your annoyance annoys me!
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby Agrajag » Mon May 23, 2011 3:36 pm

Yeah I still think it should be changed, but whatever. Nice proofreading work!
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby Sam Logan » Tue May 24, 2011 11:57 am

Thank you very much!

I am still waffling on that "Change my mind" bit. I know it was what I meant when I wrote it... but that wording jumps out as being "weird" to so many folks, I feel like it is disrupting the flow of the gag for a good chunk of people.
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby Jim North » Tue May 24, 2011 12:14 pm

To hell with those people. They're not true SnF fans.
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby Sam Logan » Mon May 30, 2011 2:53 am

Whew! All right. I've made all the changes, plus some other ones I caught. Good show!

The thing with the numbers is kind of funny. In general, when it's dialogue, I'll write the words out for numbers... unless they are really big numbers, or percentages, or just "read" funnier as digits. I guess that's kind of an arbitrary set of rules, isn't it?

As for the Calvin and Hobbes thing... I didn't directly set out to invert their sizes and personalities, but I did eventually notice that's what I'd done! Man, I sure did love that comic...
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby stock » Tue May 31, 2011 2:35 am

Good rule of thumb is if the number is one or two words, write it out. Ninety-nine, one hundred, nine, sixty, etc. Anything more than that and it gets a little confusing to read, not to mention lengthy.

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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby pie » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:28 pm

stock wrote:Good rule of thumb is if the number is one or two words, write it out. Ninety-nine, one hundred, nine, sixty, etc.


I'm not sure I fully understand, can you list some more examples?
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby stock » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:37 pm

Sorry I would but I seem to have run out...

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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby Matador » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:56 pm

One-thousand-five hundred-eighty-two should be 1,582. Eighty-two can stay eighty-two.
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby Leetmuffin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:18 pm

Or! Or! Simply have nicknames for numbers. Like instead of 120, or a hundred and twenty, write like "a buck twenty".

Two hundred, two-fifty, is a deuce, deuce and a half. Y'know.
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby Jim North » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:39 pm

I call 1,834,217 "Mickey Longpants".
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Re: Spelling etc errors from 1233 to 1413

Postby pie » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:57 pm

Thanks for reminding me about my sick burn on Stock up there!
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