The Name is Squier

Discussion in 'The Squier Bass Place' started by deve53, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. deve53

    deve53 Squier Talker

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    Y oh Y! Do people still insist on spelling the name Squire, after all these years?
     
  2. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

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    Just like how people still spell Jason Witten's name as Whitten ... after 14 years in the league. :)
     
  3. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Maryland, USA
    In some people’s defense, even if you type it correctly, spell check will change it to Squire until it learns that you wanted it the other way. My phone always used to change it. It doesn’t anymore.
     
  4. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-holic

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    Nov 14, 2016
    Glasgow
    What does it matter?, we allow/accept people using text abbreviations when writing, so why can't we accept that subconsciously people will spell Squire( possibly because this is the correct spelling of squire) instead of Squier, Suck it up cos we are grown ups not kids in the playground. Maybe if we start pronouncing it " SQUEER", then again, maybe not...
     
  5. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-holic

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    I like "Squire". Typed in a CL search I find listings that others might miss. ;)
     
  6. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    OP is from the UK, NFL names might not be relevant. Mkhitaryan and Wilshere might be. :)

    Then again, people in the UK pronounce it Lester (Leicester) and Wooster-sher (Worcestershire). :)
     
  7. Rodiebobw

    Rodiebobw Squier-holic

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    Guilty of both Eddie! Lol.
     
  8. fadetoz

    fadetoz Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    USA
    I'm pretty sure anyone that is new and spelling it wrong will figure it out very quickly. Why not just give them a break since you know what they are talking about? I see no need to have the spelling police on hand.
     
  9. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-holic

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    I really got it wrong on this one.

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  10. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

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    Too funny. The autocorrect on our phones changes Squier and Squire to Squirt. h aha
     
  11. Rodiebobw

    Rodiebobw Squier-holic

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    Not even sure which one is proper! Lol..My peeps made the proper software changes... Then I fired em!
     
  12. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    I do not care how people spell it but if I desire to spell words correctly I can. Spell check isn't all powerful. A quick proof read before posting is all it takes to find and correct my errors. When I do not proof read before posting, I usually have mistakes.
     
  13. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-holic

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    ABQ
  14. Marko60

    Marko60 Squier-Nut

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    Oct 4, 2012
    England
    But what about the SQUIER family who started the company in the 19th century? Is it ok if we all call you 50freight
     
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  15. Marko60

    Marko60 Squier-Nut

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    England
    By the way, spell check can be a right nightmare, I had a crappy meal in a local restaurant so I texted the manager and told him I wanted to sack his cook


    Nightmare
     
  16. Simple … people don't care enough anymore. That's why even after seeing my name in print (Barrie) more often than not, they'll spell it Barry.
    I had a hell of a time getting the spelling changed on my mortgage (when I had one) to the correct one, even thought it was the mortgage company that made the mistake.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  17. Forum Guest

    Forum Guest Squier-Meister

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    Jan 22, 2019
    United States
    I’m in the same boat. I’ve worked long enough with people of various educational backgrounds to have to decipher what was supposed to be typed in an email, memo, etc. However, about 75% of my posts on here are made from my iPhone, and Siri has her own idea of how things should be spelled... I usually find a few mistakes if I take a minute to look at my post before submitting (so far she’s made about 5 that I’ve had to fix)....

    Note: I don’t always take the time to proof my posts...
     
  18. VealCutlet

    VealCutlet Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2011
    Brookyn, NYC
    I have dyslexia so I almost never notice the typo.
     
  19. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-holic

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    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    Oh man. I just searched "Squire" in the local CL and one of my own ads came up. I spelled it correctly in the title but in one part of the text I spelled it "Squire". And I'm usually pretty careful to proofread. :eek:

    Squier II Contemporary HSS - Korea - $125 (Longmont)

    This 1991 Korean made Squire is in very good condition. Squiers from this era are known to have very nice necks and this one is no exception and shows no fret wear. Everything works as it should. New strings and a fresh set-up.
     
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  20. Marko60

    Marko60 Squier-Nut

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    Oct 4, 2012
    England
    My cousin has dyslexia, every Christmas he takes his kids to see Satan
     
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