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[whatwg] A better name than <gauge> for the element that shows a measurement

From: mozer <xmlizer@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 22:39:04 +0100
Message-ID: <21d9ade60603211339g8ee044dj5edee7ddc1fc9321@mail.gmail.com>
<score> +1

On 3/21/06, fantasai <fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net> wrote:
>
> Christoph Paeper wrote:
> >
> > I'm not a native speaker and would have written it correctly. OTOH I
> > never would have imagined the alleged AE spelling 'gage' [LEO], because
> > I would pronounce that completely different: /gO:Z/ vs. /geIdZ/ [SAMPA].
>
> I pronounce it "gayj". So do most of the civil engineers I know.
>
> As for spelling, I'm likely to use "gage" for e.g. "22-gage steel deck",
> but I'm inclined to use "gauge" for "fuel gauge". But that's just me.
>
> ~fantasai
>
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