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"... but now we’ve been able to gather five price-comparable rivals around them, it seems the Monitor Audios can impress regardless of the numeracy of their rivals."  (emphasis added)

Now according to my Shorter Oxford English Dictionary numeracy is "The quality or state of being numerate; ability with or knowledge of numbers." so apparently we have speakers that can count and maybe even do sums.  Personally I think WhatHiFi should be more concerned with the literacy of their journalists more than the numeracy of speakers.  ROFL

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PS Literacy (SOED) - The quality or state of being literate; knowledge of letters; condition in respect to education, esp. ability to read and write.

 

 

 

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Enjoyed your post.  Thought the PS deserved a reply -

Pedant (WIKI) - A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of his or her learning. (emphasis added)

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Covenanter wrote:

"... but now we’ve been able to gather five price-comparable rivals around them, it seems the Monitor Audios can impress regardless of the numeracy of their rivals."  (emphasis added)

Now according to my Shorter Oxford English Dictionary numeracy is "The quality or state of being numerate; ability with or knowledge of numbers." so apparently we have speakers that can count and maybe even do sums.  Personally I think WhatHiFi should be more concerned with the literacy of their journalists more than the numeracy of speakers.  ROFL

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PS Literacy (SOED) - The quality or state of being literate; knowledge of letters; condition in respect to education, esp. ability to read and write.

Exactly.  This sentence means nothing other than to highlight what you have.  

My own spelling is shocking since starting to read forums.  Once upon a time I would be spot on but viewing so many mistakes, so often, I find myself in error much more than ever before.  Horrible state of affairs. :oops:

 

 

 

 

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Yeah you ort to speek proper likes wot i do................

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Yeah you ort to speek proper likes wot i do................

 

Proof in a nutshell.   :grin:

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Enjoyed your post.  Thought the PS deserved a reply -

Pedant (WIKI) - A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of his or her learning. (emphasis added)

I can be quite pedantic but it is quite astonishing that whoever edited this review didn't notice the mistake.  The old fogey in me is muttering something about "falling standards". Laughing

 

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My speakers count............................without them, I wouldn't hear anything.   :shifty:

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Rather like 'Senior Service' cigarettes ?

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Covenanter wrote:

fatman wrote:

Enjoyed your post.  Thought the PS deserved a reply -

Pedant (WIKI) - A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of his or her learning. (emphasis added)

I can be quite pedantic but it is quite astonishing that whoever edited this review didn't notice the mistake.  The old fogey in me is muttering something about "falling standards". Laughing

No, I think you just want something else to bash the magazine with, you've done the "reviewers are compromised" shtick but this is looking a little desperate.

I don't understand why people who are so anti everything the magazine does bother to spend so much time here.

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"Numerosity"

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Covenanter wrote:

fatman wrote:

Enjoyed your post.  Thought the PS deserved a reply -

Pedant (WIKI) - A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of his or her learning. (emphasis added)

I can be quite pedantic but it is quite astonishing that whoever edited this review didn't notice the mistake.  The old fogey in me is muttering something about "falling standards". Laughing

No, I think you just want something else to bash the magazine with, you've done the "reviewers are compromised" shtick but this is looking a little desperate.

I don't understand why people who are so anti everything the magazine does bother to spend so much time here.

So you think it's a good idea that journalists should write gibberish?  I assume you've never heard of criticism.

I look at this forum because many of the members have valuable things to say and experiences to share.

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Covenanter wrote:

The_Lhc wrote:

Covenanter wrote:

fatman wrote:

Enjoyed your post.  Thought the PS deserved a reply -

Pedant (WIKI) - A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of his or her learning. (emphasis added)

I can be quite pedantic but it is quite astonishing that whoever edited this review didn't notice the mistake.  The old fogey in me is muttering something about "falling standards". Laughing

No, I think you just want something else to bash the magazine with, you've done the "reviewers are compromised" shtick but this is looking a little desperate.

I don't understand why people who are so anti everything the magazine does bother to spend so much time here.

So you think it's a good idea that journalists should write gibberish?  I assume you've never heard of criticism.

I look at this forum because many of the members have valuable things to say and experiences to share.

Chris

I agree, and it isn't as if WHFS&V? staff are averse to mocking other publications' mistakes. But then I'm still sore about the time someone deleted my (quite correct) comment that they should maybe give a few less editor titles out, and a few more proof reader ones.

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Smile

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Pedant (WIKI) - A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of his or her learning. (emphasis added)

Smile :clap:

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fatman wrote:

Enjoyed your post.  Thought the PS deserved a reply -

Pedant (WIKI) - A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of his or her learning. (emphasis added)

Most of the posters on this forum are concerned about precision. Isn't that the whole point of most of the debates (especially cables)?

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Covenanter wrote:

"... but now we’ve been able to gather five price-comparable rivals around them, it seems the Monitor Audios can impress regardless of the numeracy of their rivals."  (emphasis added)

Now according to my Shorter Oxford English Dictionary numeracy is "The quality or state of being numerate; ability with or knowledge of numbers." so apparently we have speakers that can count and maybe even do sums.  Personally I think WhatHiFi should be more concerned with the literacy of their journalists more than the numeracy of speakers.  ROFL

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PS Literacy (SOED) - The quality or state of being literate; knowledge of letters; condition in respect to education, esp. ability to read and write.

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fatman wrote:

Enjoyed your post.  Thought the PS deserved a reply -

Pedant (WIKI) - A pedant is a person who is excessively concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of his or her learning. (emphasis added)

(Emphasis added to excessively by me.)

In this case it isn't really excessive, and like it or not, seeing as magazines, etc. have professional writers and editors they should probably be held to a higher standard than random forum postings (phew, managed to excuse my own lazy posts there).

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