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Eric S Jan 2nd 2019 8:38 pm

non vs. none
 
A question for you Brits out there (I'm American):

In the US, we would say, for example, "non resident". But I've seen some Brits use "none resident". Is that a UK thing?

Thanks.
- Eric S.

BEVS Jan 2nd 2019 8:46 pm

Re: non vs. none
 
No. Likely just a spelling error or simple slip of the fingers

Non is a prefix
None is a pronoun.

Eric S Jan 2nd 2019 8:52 pm

Re: non vs. none
 
Well, that's what I first thought. But then I kept seeing it in other places.

- Eric S.

Novocastrian Jan 2nd 2019 8:57 pm

Re: non vs. none
 

Originally Posted by Eric S (Post 12615349)
Well, that's what I first thought. But then I kept seeing it in other places.

- Eric S.

Most people under about 60 these days are are illiterate. C'est la vie.

robin1234 Jan 2nd 2019 9:08 pm

Re: non vs. none
 
It could also be that, in some circumstances, autocomplete doesn't like the look of "non" as a word so amends it to "none." Personally, I've got into the habit of eyeballing my text to try to ensure that stupid misspellings haven't been introduced by the machine, but it's easy to miss some.

Talking of young illiterate people, one I see sometimes is when people write "tonne" when they mean "ton."

macliam Jan 2nd 2019 9:22 pm

Re: non vs. none
 

Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12615360)
It could also be that, in some circumstances, autocomplete doesn't like the look of "non" as a word so amends it to "none." Personally, I've got into the habit of eyeballing my text to try to ensure that stupid misspellings haven't been introduced by the machine, but it's easy to miss some.

Talking of young illiterate people, one I see sometimes is when people write "tonne" when they mean "ton."

Or do they? You're presuming imperial, I'm suggesting metric.......

However, there are certainly problems with you're/your, they're/their/there, it's/its, lose/loose, etc.

robin1234 Jan 2nd 2019 9:26 pm

Re: non vs. none
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12615366)
Or do they? You're presuming imperial, I'm suggesting metric.......

I've seen things like "A tonne of my friends are going .." or similar..

Dorothy Jan 2nd 2019 9:33 pm

Re: non vs. none
 

Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12615368)

I've seen things like "A tonne of my friends are going .." or similar..

A metric tonne of friends per chance?

Hotscot Jan 2nd 2019 10:01 pm

Re: non vs. none
 
I've noticed an increasing rate of typos on online news sources..Telegraph, Guardian etc...severe lack of editor oversight these days.

And reading The Scotsman, Glasgow Herald headlines...they just seem so parochial now which makes me wary of moving back.

Last week the Herald had a headline, '1 in 3 Scots, a clear majority..blah, blah...' also in another article the writer used 'to' instead of 'too', repeatedly.

I gave them a good tutting...

macliam Jan 2nd 2019 10:56 pm

Re: non vs. none
 

Originally Posted by robin1234 (Post 12615368)

I've seen things like "A tonne of my friends are going .." or similar..

Let's be fair, there is so much wrong with that expression that spelling is a minor issue......;)

BuckinghamshireBoy Jan 2nd 2019 10:59 pm

Re: non vs. none
 
Nun of the above? :getcoat:

Guindalf Jan 3rd 2019 5:15 am

Re: non vs. none
 

Originally Posted by Novocastrian (Post 12615354)
Most people under about 60 these days are are illiterate. C'est la vie.

The rest fail to proof-read their posts!

civilservant Jan 3rd 2019 1:28 pm

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I've noticed an increasing rate of typos on online news sources..Telegraph, Guardian etc...severe lack of editor oversight these days.
Politico is appalling for that. Not just typos but missing words in a sentence. It's like it wasn't even edited.

Hotscot Jan 3rd 2019 4:00 pm

Re: non vs. none
 

Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 12615660)
Politico is appalling for that. Not just typos but missing words in a sentence. It's like it wasn't even edited.


I expect better of the UK sources though.
After all...America and all that...

Novocastrian Jan 3rd 2019 4:54 pm

Re: non vs. none
 

Originally Posted by Guindalf (Post 12615502)
The rest fail to proof-read their posts!

Fair cop guv.


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