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It's "bus" not "buss"
Old 4th April 2018
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It's "bus" not "buss"

Yeah stupid pet peeve. Just FYI.
Old 4th April 2018
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Yeah stupid pet peeve. Just FYI.
It actually started out as "buss", and that's what it should be. Unfortunately, in the same way that Facebook, Twitter and Web forums have let anyone who thinks he knows how to spell ruin the English language, the word has been dumbed-down to "bus", just like its brethren it's/its, they're/their/there and other terms that gave their lives trying to help people make sense through the written word.

"Bus" is more common; that does not make it correct. (See it's/its for example.)

Steve
Old 5th April 2018
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Actually, as much as I hate to admit it, yeah, the fact that is it (far) more common is no small part of what makes it correct. How do you think the existence and correct spelling of words come about? Usage. Who knows...maybe "buss" will eventually be considered a word. But as of now, it's not. The idea that it's been "dumbed down" from some imagined "original" spelling simply has no basis in fact.
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It actually started out as "buss", and that's what it should be.
My grandad was an electrician and he was born in 1890. To him, a bus was made from busbar and Buss was a brand of fuses. So if "bus" started out as "buss," it did so in the 19th century.
Old 5th April 2018
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it's busss, with a sharp lisp on the tail...
Old 5th April 2018
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But you know what they are saying when they say "buss" where as the other could be a big red double decker down your throat!

My pet peeve is people who care
Old 5th April 2018
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Yeah stupid pet peeve. Just FYI.
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oops, I forgot that Portico is the gatekeeper of the English language



Anyone who cares to continue willfully spelling the simplest of words incorrectly, knock yourself out. God knows such stupidity is all the rage. So I'm all like whatever lol
Old 5th April 2018
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That seems settled. Now let's move on to the BNC connector and the multiple words applied to the initials.
Old 5th April 2018
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Singular; bus. Plural; buses. It is known Khaleesi...

Busbar - Wikipedia

No need for a double ass...

T
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oops, I forgot that Portico is the gatekeeper of the English language



Anyone who cares to continue willfully spelling the simplest of words incorrectly, knock yourself out. God knows such stupidity is all the rage. So I'm all like whatever lol
This is a bus

Old 5th April 2018
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Finally I learned something on GS. All this talk about mics and pres and other boring crap is getting old.
L.
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Finally I learned something on GS. All this talk about mics and pres and other boring crap is getting old.
L.
Yes.
Old 5th April 2018
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Ok, someone evidently needs to....

When the LFAC was "invented", did the devs call the path in which one can route one or more audio signals to a particular destination a bus, or a buss? What did THEY call it? And what was the thought process behind the word? Did someone liken the method of transport of the audio signal to the large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers, perhaps?

Furthermore, which is it?:

I am going to be busing the guitars to this subgroup.

I am going to be bussing the guitars to this subgroup.



In related news, is a firearm with a short, large caliber barrel, which is flared at the muzzle and frequently throughout the entire bore, and used with shot and other projectiles of relevant quantity and/or caliber, a blunderbus, or a blunderbuss?

Also, see:

Buses vs. busses - Grammarist

And see:

Words containing bus | Words that contain bus

Ok, I am tired. Time for bed.
Old 5th April 2018
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Since "buss" is a blunder, the answer is clear.
Old 5th April 2018
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It's "bus" not "buss"
What is with all the fus or it fuss.

Regardless how you spell it, it doesn't change the sound, doess it?
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Originally Posted by ShadowsOfLife View Post
It actually started out as "buss", and that's what it should be. Unfortunately, in the same way that Facebook, Twitter and Web forums have let anyone who thinks he knows how to spell ruin the English language, the word has been dumbed-down to "bus", just like its brethren it's/its, they're/their/there and other terms that gave their lives trying to help people make sense through the written word.

"Bus" is more common; that does not make it correct. (See it's/its for example.)

Steve
There's another long thread on this but...

The etymology of the word is from the Latin "omnibus" meaning "for all", so the original term is actually "bus" and not "buss".

For all those posting pictures of transport buses, it's actually the same etymology for both terms; a transport bus and an electrical/computer bus both originate from the Latin "omnibus".

With regards to audio I was actually taught to spell it "buss", however this is not the original spelling and I now spell it "bus".

Today in audio either spelling is acceptable and understood, however you won't find the spelling "buss" in a dictionary with regard to electrical or computer connections.
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What is with all the fus or it fuss.

Regardless how you spell it, it doesn't change the sound, doess it?
No, but if you're not careful when processing you might end up with a bu.
Old 5th April 2018
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Should I continue to read this thread?

No, because I have read enough to know I should not waste more of my time.

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I wouldn't necessarily go with Rupert on this. After all, the polarity reversing part of his circuitry is always labeled "phase shift" which is a regretably common misnomer.
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Singular; bus. Plural; buses. It is known Khaleesi...

Busbar - Wikipedia

No need for a double ass...

T
You know nothing, Jon Snow
Old 5th April 2018
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I've been using 'buss', but after a bit of digging (and reading this thread) I think the truth is a mixture:

SSL, Apple and SoundOnSound all use 'bus' as the singular, but 'busses' for plural and 'bussing' for present participle, which makes sense.

Waves interestingly enough spelled their G series comp plugin 'master buss comp', even though SSL don't.

Given that SSL are both British and completely money, I'm going with them
Old 5th April 2018
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"Buss" is actually an old word meaning "kiss." A bus, on the other hand, is something that carries several passengers to a common destination.
Old 6th April 2018
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Its not bus or buss. Its a sub group.
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Its not bus or buss. Its a sub group.
"Its" or "It's"?
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You know nothing, Jon Snow
Okay. So watcha gonna do about it? Stab me to death..? Won't work!


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"Its" or "It's"?
Going meta is bad for board. It's its weakness. (SIC)

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Going meta is bad for board. It's its weakness. (SIC)

Sorry, I was board.....
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