Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Pedantic: Bus / Buss
Oh but those of us that have worked in the power industry will be familiar with Buss Fuses. Maybe this is like Kleenex vs. Facial tissue, the general population has taken a brand name and broadly applied it to other parts of electrical circuits. But in the days of being efficient and economical it feels good to have that extra 's' back.
" Wrote a note, said "Be back in a minute" Bought a boat and I sailed off in it". Z.Brown & J.Buffet. JMKOn Mar 31, 2012 6:26 PM, "Bennett Kaufman" <kaufmanb@...> wrote:Odd...I do "teh" instead of "the" quite often myself. Great minds think alike???ben kaufman, CARACOL (S36 #52)
--- On Sat, 3/31/12, R.C. <mainecruising@...> wrote:
From: R.C. <mainecruising@...>
Subject: Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Pedantic: Bus / Buss
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 4:53 PM
And they are right. I spell bus wrong, as buss, constantly just like I do teh instead of the.. Don't know why my fat fingers type it that way. Sometimes I spell it right and others times I don't...
--- On Sat, 3/31/12, sailor11767 <sailor11767@...> wrote:
From: sailor11767 <sailor11767@...>
Subject: [SabreSailboat] Re: Pedantic: Bus / Buss
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 1:26 PMCuriously, it seems ABYC agrees with you, as they refer to a "Bus" in E-11! You are either both wrong, or, more likely , both right.
--- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, Jim Starkey <jstarkey@...> wrote:
> Ladies and gentlemen: The word buss used as verb means kiss, as a noun,
> a fishing boat, as in herring buss. The word bus comes from omnibus
> which, in turn, comes from from Latin "for all" via French as the dative
> plural of omnis (see Merrian Webster or the inevitable wry comment from
> Carter). An omnibus was a horse drawn multi-passenger conveyance made
> famous in the last century by Flanders and Swan. Also the communication
> path for a PDP-8.
> The connection point for joining multiple circuits on a Sabre is a bus.