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#1 2012-04-16 00:17:14

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2250

tensore << tensor

A few people on the web spell “tensor” (as in tensor bandage) as “tensore.” An example:

Label on picture: “My hand in the tensore bandage!:”

It’s tempting to think that these people are hearing “sore” in “tensor” (If your ankle is sorer than usual, reach for a ten-sore bandage.). We even have a web site that splits the word into “ten” and “sore”:

Question on Yahoo Answers: “i played basketball yesterday as well and i think im limping more, should i keep wearing my ten sore bandage or should i get a ankle brace”

The example comes from the unreliable Yahoo Answer site, however.

Since we also have a couple of instances of “tensore calculus” and “tensore algebra,” which probably do not have any semantic motivation, it’s difficult to make the case that “tensore bandage” is more than a misspelling. Tempting, but difficult.

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