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17th Jul '16 7:55:31 AM SenseiLeRoof
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* "analogue" (noun) vs. "analog" (adjective). On a similar note, "dialog" (a message box spawned by a program) vs. "dialogue" (conversation).



* "codecs" (devices or programs for converting analogue signals into digital signals and back) vs. "codex" (a book). The Galactic Codex is the EncyclopediaExposita telling players about the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe; the Galactic Codecs are possibly involved in its communication system.

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* "codecs" (devices or programs for converting analogue analog signals into digital signals and back) vs. "codex" (a book). The Galactic Codex is the EncyclopediaExposita telling players about the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe; the Galactic Codecs are possibly involved in its communication system.
17th Jul '16 7:44:28 AM SenseiLeRoof
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* "Neigh" (the sound a horse makes) vs. "nigh" (virtually, or approaching).
26th Jun '16 8:23:35 PM nombretomado
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* "fool moon" for "full moon" (May be a simple typo, but it's unintentionally amusing. Or it may be an intentional reference to the title of the second ''[[TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]'' novel by Jim Butcher.)

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* "fool moon" for "full moon" (May be a simple typo, but it's unintentionally amusing. Or it may be an intentional reference to the title of the second ''[[TheDresdenFiles ''[[Literature/FoolMoon Harry Dresden]]'' novel by Jim Butcher.)
22nd May '16 2:57:01 PM GothicProphet
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* "adultery" means [[YourCheatingHeart sleeping with someone while married to someone else]]. "Adultry" is not a word.
16th May '16 2:44:21 AM TwilightLord
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* For video games, using "2D" and "3D" when one actually means side-scrolling or free-roaming. 2D and 3D refer to the graphics, not to the available dimension of movement, and it is possible for a side-scrolling game to be 3D (such as ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''). Even ThisVeryWiki makes this mistake with the trope TwoAndAHalfD.
7th May '16 6:40:54 PM TwilightLord
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As a final note, the original core set of examples here were primarily collected from {{Fan Fic}}s (mostly for {{anime}}, at least at first). As a result, you will ocsinineasionally find specific references (though not links) to the fics in question; this is to allow the reader the opportunity to view the errors in their native environment, should they so choose.

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As a final note, the original core set of examples here were primarily collected from {{Fan Fic}}s (mostly for {{anime}}, at least at first). As a result, you will ocsinineasionally occasionally find specific references (though not links) to the fics in question; this is to allow the reader the opportunity to view the errors in their native environment, should they so choose.
7th May '16 6:26:31 PM TwilightLord
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* "Pirate" vs. "privateer". A privateer carries a Letter of Marque from a government. They're essentially sea-faring mercenaries for hire, who sail under the flag of the country whose government they're getting paid by, and are authorised to attack and prey on any vessel bearing the flag of that country's enemies. A pirate, on the other hand, is an outlaw in the eyes of every recognised European government.
27th Apr '16 12:36:09 PM esq263
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* In discussing wars and their endings, know your terms.
** A "cease-fire", also known as a "truce", is a temporary agreement to stop fighting. It can be as simple as two opposing regiments agreeing to stop fighting for a few hours to gather their wounded.
** An "armistice" as a formal agreement between the two sides to end fighting in all theaters of operation. It does not mean the war is over, but is often a prelude to permanent peace negotiations.
** A "peace treaty" is a final end to the war.
** An "alliance" is an agreement for two or more countries to work together for some purpose, generally to assist one another in time of conflict.
** Finally, some examples. In World War I, a truce was observed for Christmas of 1914; however, fighting resumed the next day. An armistice went into effect on November 11, 1918. The treaty of Versailles, ending the war, was signed on June 28, 1919 and became effective on January 10, 1920. In World War II, fighting in Europe ended with an armistice on May 7, 1945. The peace treaty with Germany formally ending the war was signed on September 12 1990 (no, this isn't a typo) and went into effect on March 15, 1991. Following the treaty, Germany was formally allied with the U.S., France, Great Britain, and the other NATO members; it was at peace with, but not allied with, the Soviet Union.
15th Apr '16 5:10:13 PM esq263
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* "appraise" vs. "apprise". If someone wants to be informed about something, they want to be kept ''apprised''. To ''appraise'' something is to determine its value, generally to sell it or have it insured.
13th Apr '16 12:36:43 PM henke37
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* "appalling" vs "appealing". One is something you really dislike and the other is something you really like.
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