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Equilaptiss

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Equilaptiss

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Postby Rhyd6 » October 4th, 2021, 4:45 pm

No it's not some strange disease or for that manner animal it's someone looking for a eucalyptus tree. It was posted on one of the local Facebook pages I occasionally dip into. I don't claim to be a world authority on grammar or spelling but I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I know the family, so it can't be blamed on someone to whom English is a second language.

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Re: Equilaptiss

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Postby TUK020 » October 4th, 2021, 5:11 pm

Rhyd6 wrote:No it's not some strange disease or for that manner animal it's someone looking for a eucalyptus tree. It was posted on one of the local Facebook pages I occasionally dip into. I don't claim to be a world authority on grammar or spelling but I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I know the family, so it can't be blamed on someone to whom English is a second language.

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Welsh spelling?

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Re: Equilaptiss

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Postby XFool » October 5th, 2021, 4:03 pm

Rhyd6 wrote:No it's not some strange disease or for that manner animal it's someone looking for a eucalyptus tree. It was posted on one of the local Facebook pages I occasionally dip into. I don't claim to be a world authority on grammar or spelling but I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I know the family, so it can't be blamed on someone to whom English is a second language.

Had me fooled.

I thought you were saying Equilaptiss was the name for "someone looking for a eucalyptus tree". But then, wouldn't it be Equilaptist? And why would there be a name just for people looking for eucalyptus trees... :?

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Re: Equilaptiss

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Postby didds » October 5th, 2021, 5:27 pm

there is no letter q in the welsh language unless in a word that had been brorrowed from another language ie exists in another language's spelling of a word.

Its presumably just a typo based on a lack of knowledge of even how to start spelling the word... just another in the mix of such stuff inluding the misuse of spellings (or device's auto corrects maybe such as "am I aloud to do thing X" or "will eating unripe fruit effect me" or "anyone no what this is?" etc

just one of them things

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Re: Equilaptiss

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Postby servodude » October 5th, 2021, 10:47 pm

didds wrote:"am I aloud to do thing X"


well it does look like you shouted it ;)

I reckon they had an idea that the word was "tricky" so thought a q made sense in it and compounded things from there

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Re: Equilaptiss

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Postby SimonS » October 13th, 2021, 6:24 pm

servodude wrote:
didds wrote:"am I aloud to do thing X"


well it does look like you shouted it ;)

I reckon they had an idea that the word was "tricky" so thought a q made sense in it and compounded things from there

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isn't is spelled (spelt is a sort of wheat) Ukaliptis, or Ukaliptriis if there are several and they are well grown?

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Re: Equilaptiss

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Postby bungeejumper » October 16th, 2021, 9:29 am

SimonS wrote:isn't is spelled (spelt is a sort of wheat) Ukaliptis, or Ukaliptriis if there are several and they are well grown?

Isn't is spelled it? ;)

Ukaliptriis? Well, we have several yew clipped trees in the churchyard, if that helps? Some folk love them, but others find it difficult to share in the general euphorbia.

BJ


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