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Why do so many people misspell Tesla?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Takumi, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Takumi

    Takumi Member

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    Why do so many people misspell Tesla to Telsa? Is it really that hard? :confused:
     
  2. richkae

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    Just as maddening ( to me ) are the people who mispell rogue as rouge. One of them is a scoundrel, the other one is red makeup.
     
  3. lorih

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    I can only speak for myself. I type very fast without looking at the keyboard, and I have made this mistake quite a few times. It's a typo, not a spelling error. Sometimes the S and L get switched. Not sure why, except maybe it is because it uses the same finger on opposite hands and one hand is slower sometimes? (I do have a conditions that affects my nerves and reflexes). I usually catch it in edits, but not always..
     
  4. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Maybe because there's a city called Tulsa which more people had heard of before Tesla?
     
  5. DuncanWatson

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    The rogue spelling of rogue and tesla makes me see rouge.
     
  6. Takumi

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    That's what I thought, but you keep reading their post and they repeatedly spell Tesla as Telsa. There is no place in their post where Tesla is spelled correctly. No way they could've been typing too fast.

    FWIW, at least I haven't heard it pronounced Telsa, yet.
     
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    Noticing the prevalence of rogue/rouge misspellings means one is either a make-up artist or a player of MMO games. Me thinks the latter. Like me.
     
  8. liuping

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    I've always been a slightly dyslexic typer. Some times letters from one hand seems to get out before the other. :)

    I tried changing Windows autocomplete in Windows 7 to change "telsa" to "Tesla", but that only seems to effect MS Office Apps like Word and Outlook and does not work in the text input windows of TMC in Firefox.

    I'll try to be more careful in the future.
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Maybe you should switch to a Dvorak keyboard...
     
  11. brianman

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    Rogues with rouge can be interesting though.

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    I heard there's a factory in Telsa, Oklahoma.
     
  12. Liz G

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    #12 Liz G, Oct 1, 2013
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    You haven't been to enough car shows. I've corrected a number of people who called my car a 'Telsa'. Another popular mispronunciation is 'Tesler'.

    Someday maybe people will get it right, maybe when it's as well known as 'Shivy' and 'Dorf'.

    Sorry , I meant Chefy and Frod. Or is it Frodo?
     
  13. Takumi

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    Actually, I have heard people say 'Tesler' IRL, what I meant was at least I haven't heard it mispronounced on the web, yet.
     
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    I've noticed that Elon always makes a point of pronouncing the S in Tesla like a Z, so it sounds like "Tezla." Perhaps that's the correct pronunciation as Mr. Tesla would have said it.
     
  15. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    That's a UK/Australian thing where they sort of add a soft 'r' to the end of words ending in 'a'.
     
  16. NigelM

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    Huh?
     
  17. AnOutsider

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    I think he's referring to when some brits pronounce a name like Angela as Angeler
     
  18. NigelM

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    Huh? News to me....
     
  19. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    You're clearly not British enough. British Dave knows.
     
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    You obviously don't watch Top Gear. :) I think I've heard Jeremy do it several times.
     

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