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Why is Jennifer Government full of spelling mistakes?

Postby Outer Britannia » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:06 am

Is this the fault of the publisher, or are they deliberate? Even on the publisher's note at the very front they've written "no" instead of "not". It seems sloppy, makes you not wanna read the book.

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Postby Cantelo » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:32 am

Never read it so I couldn't really care.
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Postby The Black Forrest » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:55 am

Don't remember that. What do you consider spelling mistakes? Queens versus American English?

I tend to follow the story rather then the grammar.
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Postby Major-Tom » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:04 am

Why am I full of apathy?
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Postby Geilinor » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:05 am

I don't know. Ask Max Barry.
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Postby Souseiseki » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:08 am

The Black Forrest wrote:I tend to follow the story rather then the grammar.


I'm loathe to admit that "in tha begenung, gawd creatid the heavens n tha earf" would have created a significantly less engaging story.
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Postby Barboneia » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:08 am

I never noticed any glaring mistakes while reading it.
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Postby Major-Tom » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:09 am

Souseiseki wrote:
The Black Forrest wrote:I tend to follow the story rather then the grammar.


I'm loathe to admit that "in tha begenung, gawd creatid the heavens n tha earf" would have created a significantly less engaging story.


Well, this isn't bloody Scottish.
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Postby Ashmoria » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:14 pm

Outer Britannia wrote:Is this the fault of the publisher, or are they deliberate? Even on the publisher's note at the very front they've written "no" instead of "not". It seems sloppy, makes you not wanna read the book.

soooooo

you only read the publishers note?
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Postby Pope Joan » Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:16 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed Lexis.

Why not try that instead? For a novel about words, it seems remarkably free of slip-ups.
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Postby Mushet » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:05 pm

Ashmoria wrote:
Outer Britannia wrote:Is this the fault of the publisher, or are they deliberate? Even on the publisher's note at the very front they've written "no" instead of "not". It seems sloppy, makes you not wanna read the book.

soooooo

you only read the publishers note?

Possibly.

It's been a few years since I read it but I think I'd remember an assload of spelling mistakes.
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Postby The Liberated Territories » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:09 pm

Major-Tom wrote:Why am I full of apathy?


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Postby Meryuma » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:10 pm

English spelling is a mistake.
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Postby Outer Britannia » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:14 pm

It's just sloppy, the publisher is paid to root out spelling mistakes and they couldn't even check their own spelling on the first page. Max Barry should get his money back.

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Postby Vaque » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:16 pm

Outer Britannia wrote:It's just sloppy, the publisher is paid to root out spelling mistakes and they couldn't even check their own spelling on the first page. Max Barry should get his money back.


Maybe it was just a one-time mistake? It could've just been an old publish or there was a mistake with the print.
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Postby The Wolven League » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:17 pm

Outer Britannia wrote:It's just sloppy, the publisher is paid to root out spelling mistakes and they couldn't even check their own spelling on the first page. Max Barry should get his money back.

I thought the editor revised spelling?
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Postby Not a Bang but a Whimper » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:01 pm

Souseiseki wrote:
The Black Forrest wrote:I tend to follow the story rather then the grammar.


I'm loathe to admit that "in tha begenung, gawd creatid the heavens n tha earf" would have created a significantly less engaging story.


May I suggest Ahmad's Rotten English anthology?
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Postby Trollgaard » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:02 pm

Outer Britannia wrote:Is this the fault of the publisher, or are they deliberate? Even on the publisher's note at the very front they've written "no" instead of "not". It seems sloppy, makes you not wanna read the book.


So you would one day come to NSG and create this thread.

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Postby AiliailiA » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:08 pm

Could be Australian English? It's more like UK than US but has a few US spellings.

Publisher's notes aren't the author's fault.
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Postby Negresia and Gruenia » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:11 pm

Major-Tom wrote:
Souseiseki wrote:
I'm loathe to admit that "in tha begenung, gawd creatid the heavens n tha earf" would have created a significantly less engaging story.


Well, this isn't bloody Scottish.

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Postby The Land Fomerly Known as Ligerplace » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:14 pm

Negresia and Gruenia wrote:
Major-Tom wrote:
Well, this isn't bloody Scottish.

It's all about getting the real King James experience fam


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Postby Napkiraly » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:25 pm

Aks Maks Bery

I don't actually remember tons of spelling mistakes. Then again, it has been awhile since I read it. *shrug*
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Postby Italios » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:33 pm

Geilinor wrote:I don't know. Ask Max Barry.

I have my suspicions that Max Barry is not the true author of Jennifer Government. In the publisher's note, I noticed that the publisher referred to him as Mex Borry.
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Postby Hurdegaryp » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:36 pm

Major-Tom wrote:Why am I full of apathy?

A good question. You haven't been here for long, so it's not as if NationStates General managed to dull all of your feelings yet. Maybe it's a natural talent.
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Postby Ashmoria » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:49 am

Pope Joan wrote:I thoroughly enjoyed Lexis.

Why not try that instead? For a novel about words, it seems remarkably free of slip-ups.


I highly recommend lexicon. it is an excellent book.
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