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19-08-2012, 09:03 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Gibbon
Harry Potter, Rowling (in the original English and the American edition)
Understanding Photography Field Guide, Bryan Peterson
Digital Photography, Tom Ang
Yellowstone and Grand Teton, Don Pitcher
Complete Guide to the Nikon D700, Thom Hogan
Nikon Capture NX2, Ben Long
Windows Presentation Foundation
Active Directory
C# 4.0
.Net Security
A House Built on Sand, Noretta Koertge, Ed. (currently reading)

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19-08-2012, 09:07 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
(19-08-2012 09:03 AM)Chas Wrote:  The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Gibbon
Harry Potter, Rowling (in the original English and the American edition)
Understanding Photography Field Guide, Bryan Peterson
Digital Photography, Tom Ang
Yellowstone and Grand Teton, Don Pitcher
Complete Guide to the Nikon D700, Thom Hogan
Nikon Capture NX2, Ben Long
Windows Presentation Foundation
Active Directory
C# 4.0
.Net Security
A House Built on Sand, Noretta Koertge, Ed. (currently reading)


Not that I've ever read it.... but is there a difference in the original English and American edition of Harry Potter? I would've thought they'd be identicle.
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19-08-2012, 09:09 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
(19-08-2012 09:07 AM)elemts Wrote:  Not that I've ever read it.... but is there a difference in the original English and American edition of Harry Potter? I would've thought they'd be identicle.

The spelling is better (more colourful, less colorful) in the UK version.

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19-08-2012, 09:12 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
(19-08-2012 09:09 AM)Red Celt Wrote:  
(19-08-2012 09:07 AM)elemts Wrote:  Not that I've ever read it.... but is there a difference in the original English and American edition of Harry Potter? I would've thought they'd be identicle.

The spelling is better (more colourful, less colorful) in the UK version.

Big Grin


Big Grin I had to re-read that twice because I didn't realize you put in two different spellings. But then I'm sure some have noticed that I use a combination of spellings in my writing--it's like a hybrid.
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19-08-2012, 09:36 AM
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(19-08-2012 09:12 AM)elemts Wrote:  
(19-08-2012 09:09 AM)Red Celt Wrote:  The spelling is better (more colourful, less colorful) in the UK version.

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Big Grin I had to re-read that twice because I didn't realize you put in two different spellings. But then I'm sure some have noticed that I use a combination of spellings in my writing--it's like a hybrid.

First, the American edition of the first book was stupidly, ignorantly re-titled from
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The language in the original is more British, e.g.
"... and walk across the road to buy himself a bun from the baker's opposite. "
vs.
"... and walk across the road to buy himself a bun from the bakery."

"Would you care for a sherbet lemon?"
vs.
"Would you care for a lemon drop?"

"motorbike" vs. "motorcycle"
"dustbin" vs. "trash can"

But curiously, no change from "front gardens" to "front lawns". And these are just chapter one of the first book.

My gripe is that the editors underestimate the literacy and the intelligence of Americans and remove useful information in the text.

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19-08-2012, 09:41 AM
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(19-08-2012 09:36 AM)Chas Wrote:  "Would you care for a sherbet lemon?"
vs.
"Would you care for a lemon drop?"

That is nothing short of a travesty! Americans don't have sherbet lemons?

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That hard-boiled lemony outer casing that you suck and suck until you get a mouth full of sherbet... you really are a devalued nation, aren't you?
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20-08-2012, 11:00 AM
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(19-08-2012 09:41 AM)Red Celt Wrote:  
(19-08-2012 09:36 AM)Chas Wrote:  "Would you care for a sherbet lemon?"
vs.
"Would you care for a lemon drop?"

That is nothing short of a travesty! Americans don't have sherbet lemons?

[Image: sherbet-lemons.jpg]

That hard-boiled lemony outer casing that you suck and suck until you get a mouth full of sherbet... you really are a devalued nation, aren't you?

And American kids won't even know these exist!

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22-08-2012, 10:54 PM
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All of my books are on a bookshelf on the other side of the room, but right now I've got "Living Theatre", a book on the history of classical theatre near it.

School starts for me tomorrow, and I was doing some early research on the first couple of chapters... >_>

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23-08-2012, 12:27 AM
RE: What books do you have around your computer?
The God Delusion- soft cover
About half way through.
God hates you, hate him back Kindle
Mein Kampf -
The author was a Catholic or at least he pandered to Catholic doctrine and practise of the time.

I also have Hitchen's Arguably.
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23-08-2012, 04:06 PM
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Petterson Field Guide Eastern Birds
Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Game of Thrones Graphic Novel
The Art of George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire
A Feast of Ice and Fire Official Companion Cookbook
World War Z
and a Pathfinder gaming book

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