Typos In Strange Places

1 Sep

Sometimes I can be a bit of a spelling nazi. Not to the point of being an asshole about it, mind you. Probably the result of being raised by a school teacher and a scientist. But I am getting better, I swear. That said, I think I have found a nit that begs to be picked.

A couple of weeks ago I bought this ’94 Chevy S10 and noticed something odd about an indicator on the dashboard.

Check Gages

if you Google a definition: “define:gages” it does something interesting. Go ahead and click that link.

Google does what what I did.

Did you mean gauges?

Because a “gage” [defined by Wikipedia] is “…a stone fruit tree in the genus Prunus, subgenus Prunus…”

But nothing about “…a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity…”

I hope GM has hired some engineers since 1994 who can spell.


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