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#1 2011-06-19 21:22:34

buzhwa
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From: southeast Michigan, USA
Registered: 2007-01-05
Posts: 20

"decimal(s)" for decibel(s)

I spotted this on a reply to a Facebook photo comment. The person wrote that something was “a perfectly acceptable way of getting someone’s attention when there are well over 30 decimals of sound raging around us!” I Googled ‘decimals of sound’ to find these further examples:

How can you find out the legal sound decimal for a 72 chevelle in Seattle Wa?

What is loud for decimals in sound? ChaCha Answer: 86 decibles is a loud but not dangerous level of sound…

We have WAR READY & GREEN windows that block up to .88 decimals of sound with an unmatched warranty.

Probably not an eggcorn, but an interesting misspelling I had never encountered.

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#2 2011-06-26 11:12:04

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 951

Re: "decimal(s)" for decibel(s)

I like it, buzhwa (great monica by the way – you even indicate how it should be pronounced). Decible, too.

Last edited by burred (2011-06-26 11:12:39)

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