Good resource for anyone who attempts to communicate occasionally via the written word.

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A common bicycle-related one is "peddle" in place of "pedal".


Yes last week, somewhere around here.  Yes that would be me.

MagMileMarauder said:

A common bicycle-related one is "peddle" in place of "pedal".

On the other hand,

So, land of contrasts, etc.

that space is here:

James BlackHeron said:

BTW, we need to allot some space to explain why alot is not a word...

The word "data" is plural

Good example for this forum.  ;)

Dave Jacque said:

Breaks vs. Brakes.

"I hit the brakes so I wouldn't end up with multiple bone breaks." (That example may need some work.)


"Data" isn't always plural. From

Usage note
Data is a plural of datum, which is originally a Latin noun meaning “something given.” Today, data is used in English both as a plural noun meaning “facts or pieces of information” ( These data are described more fully elsewhere ) and as a singular mass noun meaning “information”: Not much data is available on flood control in Brazil. It is almost always treated as a plural in scientific and academic writing. In other types of writing it is either singular or plural. 

John Wirtz said:

The word "data" is plural

Kevin is a great editor, he sometime helps with the weekly newsletter.  Good man.

Kevin C said:


Data is usually plural anyhow.  It's silly to get all bent out of shape over this -like people who go nuts over the term "forks" or "handlebars."

Using the words bars and forks in the context of bikes is not a big deal IMHO.   There are always the grammar nazis who can't stand this.  It used to be bone of contention in the motorcycle world back in the 70's and 80's until many motorcycles started using clip-ons and other multi-piece bars and made the point moot.   I have noticed that many bicycles have also been using mult-piece bars with bar-ends and other strange contraptions in the tri-world where they will tri anything it seems to go a little bit faster or be a little bit more aero.  So bars might come to be a little bit more accepted in the bicycling world too as time goes on. 

Enough with talking about the singularity.  I have to go hem my pant with a scissor because my seam is too long.  

my pet peeve is 'effect' vs. 'affect'


OK I feel better now.


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