Typo City

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by applefan289, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Pretty sad, especially for a company like Apple. Read toward the end of the line.
     

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  2. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Maybe it's a new word, pronounced UN-uh-fide (not YOON-uh-fide), so "an" is more appropriate.
     
  5. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see anything wrong with it. What am I missing?
     
  6. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    It should be "a unified view" not "an unified view".
     
  7. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Should be "...a unified", not "...an unified"

    EDIT: Beaten to it :D
     
  8. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    I admit it doesn't sound right but aren't you supposed to always us "an" before a word that begins with a vowel?
     
  9. djrod macrumors 65816

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    +1 ?¿
     
  10. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Not necessarily, depends wether the word following has a vowel sound.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_articles
     
  11. TNTN macrumors member

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    Anyone noticed this typo in OS X Lion?!

    Apple's quality control is getting so much worse!

    "...all arranged in an unified view."
     

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  12. inspirations365 macrumors regular

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    You know you're doing a good job when...








    THIS is what people are complaining about.
     
  13. norrismantooth macrumors regular

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    It's grammatically correct. Placing an "an" before a vowel is correct by modern language standards. Doesn't sound good when spoken, but it's textbook. Probably the work of autospell or grammar checker in MS Word.
     
  14. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Given the thread title I find it a bit humorous that this is a thread criticizing grammar.

     
  15. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    not true (although i am referring to uk english here)

    its grammatically correct to place "an" before a vowel if the vowel word has the vowel sound at the start

    an apple (you pronoune the a for apple)
    a unified (you pronounce it more of a y younified so if becomes a instead of an)
     
  16. TNTN macrumors member

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    Oh. How should I have written the title?

    Apart from starting the sentence with 'has'.

    And maybe writing 'typographical error' rather than typo.


    This is exactly what I believe - and I don't think American English is any different. I don't think Yanks say "Look! An UFO!"
     
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    I just may have to go back to Windows because of this.:eek:
     
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  20. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    I just put that there to partly cover myself incase of differences :)

    just like the saying

    could care less
    couldn't care less

    in uk english they have different meanings, in US they seem to mean the same thing :confused:
     
  21. Julien macrumors G3

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    Just because people say it wrong dons't make them mean the same thing.

    can care is not the same as can NOT care.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    indeed, and it was only said a bit tongue in cheek
     
  23. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    You are wrong. It's a typo, simple and easy.

    There is no "j" at the start of the word, that is the 'j of the phonetic alphabet, it is pronounced as a soft closed "y" ( y = <wh>, 'ju/'yu = <you>), therefore pronouncing you-nee-fi, or correctly spelt as ˈjuːnɪfʌɪ.

    A unified interface. ✓
    A UFO. ✓

    Now is a great opportunity for us using Lion to double tap with three fingers and get the dictionary definition. The built in dictionary also provides an alternative phonetic spelling: ˈyo͞onəˌfī, which is slightly easier to understand.
     

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