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Ryan_W

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Canon: not responsible for typos?
« on: January 18, 2013, 12:01:32 AM »
Okay - off topic weirdness of the week.

In the latest Canon e-mail blast on Canon Live Learning seminars, the following disclaimer appears at the bottom of the e-mail:

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Not responsible for typographical errors. Images and effects are simulated.

I just kind of shook my head at that vague, catchall psuedo-legalese.  Reminds me of the stuff people put on e-mails about "delete all copies of this e-mail" if you arent the intended recipient. el oh el.

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Canon: not responsible for typos?
« on: January 18, 2013, 12:01:32 AM »

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Re: Canon: not responsible for typos?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 12:12:21 AM »
Reminds me of when I looked through T+C of some things sometimes.
Normally they say "errors and omissions excepted" (meaning that if they stuff up something in the T+Cs then what they "really meant" is what counts, not what they wrote).
Except I have also read "errors and omissions accepted". Which means if they stuff up in the T+Cs then they'll accept it as their own fault. But given how that's an "error", using 'accept' instead of 'except', I wonder if they could argue that that error is also excepted (even though they wrote accepted).

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Re: Canon: not responsible for typos?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 01:25:38 AM »
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High school?

Unfortunately, half or more of the people who graduated from college can't use the language correctly -- at least here in the U.S.



Reminds me of when I looked through T+C of some things sometimes.
Normally they say "errors and omissions excepted" (meaning that if they stuff up something in the T+Cs then what they "really meant" is what counts, not what they wrote).
Except I have also read "errors and omissions accepted". Which means if they stuff up in the T+Cs then they'll accept it as their own fault. But given how that's an "error", using 'accept' instead of 'except', I wonder if they could argue that that error is also excepted (even though they wrote accepted).

Man, sometimes it's fun to play English against people who didn't pass High School.
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Re: Canon: not responsible for typos?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 03:59:08 AM »
Same here in germany. Imho it has nothing to do with the education level. Some people just cant even speak their native tongue properly.

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Re: Canon: not responsible for typos?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 03:59:08 AM »