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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
The Sierra Nevada on 03/05/2013 22:12:56 MST Print View

"The High Sierra"
"The Sierra"

...not the plural "Sierras"; it's one range and one name.

Go ahead, flame me for being a nitpicking elitist, but I figure the least we can do is get the name right.

Carry on.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: The Sierra Nevada on 03/05/2013 22:18:30 MST Print View

True... although I've found myself using the erroneous term 'the Sierras'.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: The Sierra Nevada on 03/05/2013 22:22:43 MST Print View

Sierras is for hipsters and wanna be players.

Why not Nevadas? 'Cause that would just be silly.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: The Sierra Nevada on 03/06/2013 05:54:25 MST Print View

Craigs, why so nitpicky?

Edited by T.L. on 03/06/2013 05:55:02 MST.

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: The Sierra Nevada on 03/06/2013 06:23:18 MST Print View

...and elitist.

Come on, you're venturing into my territory.

Edited by kthompson on 03/06/2013 06:23:57 MST.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: The Sierra Nevada on 03/06/2013 06:47:31 MST Print View

Even Bens 2 Worlds up there admits to being lax with the term once in a while.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: The Sierra Nevada on 03/06/2013 07:54:20 MST Print View

Hmmmmm.

People also use the terms "Cascades" and "Rockies". I think it would sound funny to say I'm going to hike in the Cascade or Rocky.

Perhaps the plural is used to address the multiple peaks and mountains within the ranges?

People don't say "I'm heading to the Rainiers." when referring to Mt Rainier because it is one mountain. (Except in a very old Running The Rainiers beer commercial.)

If we resolve this we can then address the very important "Smokey Bear"/"Smokey The Bear" issue.

Edited by lyrad1 on 03/06/2013 07:59:40 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Re: The Sierra Nevada on 03/06/2013 08:58:56 MST Print View

I'm changing it to Bens billions and billions of worlds. So there.

D S
(onthecouchagain) - MLife

Locale: Sunny SoCal
Sierra...get it right foo on 03/06/2013 10:44:13 MST Print View

I myslef have never had even a brief lapse of grammaticle slipeage....in fact, I prides myselve on never using the term "Sierras" to equate our wonderfull "Sierra" mountane range....come on people, if you can't uses the correct words then take a cammunity colege coarse in gramer for Petes' sake!

couch

...still sulking about the twinkie thing!

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Sierra...get it right foo on 03/06/2013 11:44:45 MST Print View

dood. you mispelled "people." Its peopel.

and whose Pete? Does he live in the Sierras?

Edited by T.L. on 03/06/2013 11:46:23 MST.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Re: Sierra...get it right foo on 03/06/2013 12:33:11 MST Print View

"you mispelled "people." Its peopel."

Correction to correction:

I believe it is spelled "peephole".

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
re: seearha git et wright foo on 03/06/2013 13:57:07 MST Print View

Ders da dickshunaree u dum azes

Edited by mtmnmark on 03/06/2013 13:59:51 MST.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Sierra Nevada on 03/06/2013 14:29:19 MST Print View

Back to Sierra Nevada...

We should take out one of the r's -- nobody pronounces r vs. rr differently in English -- and we are in AMERICA, no?

So -- it's Siera Nevada.

Edited by ben2world on 03/06/2013 14:30:58 MST.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Sierra Nevada on 03/06/2013 14:32:43 MST Print View

Terible idea.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Siera Nevada on 03/06/2013 14:52:01 MST Print View

Au contraire.

Edited by ben2world on 03/06/2013 14:53:34 MST.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Siera Nevada on 03/06/2013 17:09:41 MST Print View

Haha! Nice bling! :)