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Sykotyk

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Re: Those "low clearance" signs are there for a reason...
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2011, 07:00:28 PM »

And that is your contribution to the discussion? Pointing out a typo?
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Re: Those "low clearance" signs are there for a reason...
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2011, 07:11:09 PM »

More like making you look like a fool :)

By the way, it's not a typo if you deliberately type 'wreckless'.
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Re: Those "low clearance" signs are there for a reason...
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2011, 08:15:38 PM »

no, it's a typo because when you're truly typing you don't think of which letters your fingers are about to type, your mind simply corresponds the word to rapid finger movement. Unfortunately, 'wreck' being a much more common word to type, your mind corresponds the similar-sounding  first syllable of another word the same. Same reason why I typo 'the' and 'they' interchangeably a lot.

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Re: Those "low clearance" signs are there for a reason...
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2011, 12:24:37 PM »

I generally don't care enough about typos to post anything on them, but in this case it was amusing.
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Re: Those "low clearance" signs are there for a reason...
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2011, 05:16:03 PM »

No prob. And as a comment, I was in a pissy mood last night when I posted. No general offense taken. We've all gaffed before. And I'm certain to gaffe again. I'm just generally tired on the grammar nazi crowd, even when not directed at me.
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Re: Those "low clearance" signs are there for a reason...
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2011, 11:34:21 PM »

About a year ago, I was in upstate NY heading south on NY 96 in Owego. There's a low rail bridge there with an advance clearance sign, and next to it, I could swear there was a small sign off to the side saying "Actual clearance <1 foot higher>" (I don't remember the actual numbers here). I can't find it on Street View, so maybe I'm just making things up, but I thought it was hilarious at the time.
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Re: Those "low clearance" signs are there for a reason...
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2011, 12:50:53 AM »

About a year ago, I was in upstate NY heading south on NY 96 in Owego. There's a low rail bridge there with an advance clearance sign, and next to it, I could swear there was a small sign off to the side saying "Actual clearance <1 foot higher>" (I don't remember the actual numbers here). I can't find it on Street View, so maybe I'm just making things up, but I thought it was hilarious at the time.

That's New York. Unless the sign says "Actual Height" the actual height is one foot higher than posted.  If an advisory clearance sign has an "A" after the height, it's actual. Otherwise, there's a green sign after the yellow sign signifying the actual height.
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