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An 'Irruption' Of Bad Spelling On Linn's Site

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Posted 12/27/2017   10:18 am  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Stamps1962 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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I hope no one thinks I am being nit picky, but wouldn't you think a spelling error this evident would stand out to anyone posting it on a publication's website? How did this get by the proofreaders?

Update, 'Irruption' is apparently a real word. I have never encountered it in my life so guess I can be forgiven for assuming an error on Linn's part. Interesting!
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Posted 12/27/2017   10:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Online dictionary defines "irruption" as "a breaking or bursting in; a violent incursion or invasion. 2. Ecology. a sudden increase in an animal population". So perhaps the author is correct.
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Posted 12/27/2017   10:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi stamps1962. I am a proofreader for a stamp journal. It is downright amazing how one can read a piece several times and not spot a very common mistake or spelling problem

Peter
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Posted 12/27/2017   10:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I got a spam email last month for a website proofreader service. It had 2 misspelling and a grammar mistake.
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Posted 12/27/2017   11:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Peeple are becoming very challenged by the Inglish language.
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Posted 12/27/2017   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I did not realize it was a word... it was intentional.

From the article....

A snowy owl irruption is taking place in the United States, which means that these Arctic raptors (Bubo scandiacus) are being found much further south and in much greater numbers than normal.

Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines an irruption as "a sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a natural population usually associated with favorable alteration of the environment."
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'Irruption' is apparently a real word. I have never encountered it in my life


One of my other pastimes is birdwatching. There are some similarities to stamp collecting - identification, specific field marks, accumulating, listing, reporting, bragging...
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I usually think of myself as having a good vocabulary, but I had not encountered that term before.

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Posted 12/27/2017   3:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
At last! At last! An irruption of irruption!
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Guess you could consider this an irruption ... no, make that interruption ... in the current topic.
Jkjblue: Merry Christmas from another bird-watching stamp collector!
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Guess you could consider this an irruption ... no, make that interruption ... in the current topic.
Jkjblue: Merry Christmas from another bird-watching stamp collector!


And best wishes to you too, JLLerbert, during this Christmas season, and happy birding!

(Sorry for the continued irruption/interruption for this thread. )
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Posted 12/28/2017   08:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Peeple are becoming very challenged by the Inglish language.


English has almost become a second language in the U.S.

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Posted 12/28/2017   12:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
English has been changing since its beginnings in the 5th century when it evolved from other languages.
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Posted 12/28/2017   3:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, contemplating the departure from the common vernacular has had a secondary consequence, in that the plethora of concern for the use of a term, which while perfectly correct, caused the group some real consternation as they held discourse as to the veracity of the spelling of the term, only to discover it was, indeed, both grammatically and textually accurate.

The real genius in using a term outside the normally perfunctory usage was to create discussions about it, and the article, something which every writer hopes will happen.
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Posted 12/28/2017   3:50 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Eschew obfuscation.

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Posted 12/28/2017   6:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
English - and all languages - changes all the time, as it should. (though it should be FARTHER south; not "further")
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