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May 18, 2006

Big Question…

Writing about web page http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?dsid=1555&dekey=I0157400&linktext=inquire

Ok…I'm getting really confused…

If you had a form for people to make an enquiry, would the form be callled an "Inquiry form" or an "Enquiry form"?


September 15, 2005

Spelling standards

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/search/statistics/

I've just been testing the Warwick Search engine and was a bit disappointed that when I typed Skills, Warwick Skills Programmes only reached number 21, whereas if I typed Skills Programmes it came up as top of the list…

Whilst I was doing this I spotted the Search statistics (the mathematician in me gets excited about things like this) and was amused by some of the data it produced.

For example – the quality of spelling in prospective Undergraduates:

July 2005
Top 100 searches
… 575 for 'accomodation'...488 for 'accommodation'

Noting that there were more searches for the incorrect spelling of accommodation (assuming that these are 6th Formers accepted to Warwick visiting the accommodation website choosing their accommodation)

However, the stats for August (assuming these are people who got their predicted grades for Warwick and wanted to know what accommodation they were offered) show:
1,210 for 'accommodation' (no stats for the 'accomodation' version), but 80 for 'accomadation'

Hmmmm…


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