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    memory

    Dear friends

    idetic memory vs photographic memory.

    I heard 'photographic memory' is not correct. So, how do you call this kind of spelling?


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    Re: memory

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear friends

    idetic memory vs photographic memory.

    I heard 'photographic memory' is not correct. So, how do you call this kind of spelling?


    Thanks
    Do you mean like 'idetic' for 'eidetic'? Wouldn't 'wrong' cover it?
    Or did you mean "this type of memory"?
    Eidetic memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: memory

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Do you mean like 'idetic' for 'eidetic'? Wouldn't 'wrong' cover it?
    Or did you mean "this type of memory"?
    Eidetic memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Oops! THat's a typo.

    But... my point was.. many (most?) people say 'photographic memory' whilst they should've said 'eidetic memory'.

    It's a spelling that is not grammatical but people use it.

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    Re: memory

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Oops! THat's a typo.
    I thought it might have been.

    But... my point was.. many (most?) people say 'photographic memory' whilst they should've said 'eidetic memory'.
    Most people don't know fancy words like 'eidetic'. I think it's as simple as that.

    It's a spelling that is not grammatical but people use it.
    I'm not sure what you mean by saying the spelling is not grammatical. Spelling doesn't come under grammar. And the spelling of 'photographic' is correct.
    If anything, this is a case of using the wrong word - an error of vocabulary. But the Wiki article suggests that that's not even true.

    R.

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    Re: memory

    Hmm... it turns out it is grammatical according to this dictionary:

    definition of photographic by the free dictionary dot com

    Interesting.

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    Re: memory

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Hmm... it turns out it is grammatical according to this dictionary:

    definition of photographic by the free dictionary dot com

    Interesting.
    Yes. It's a correct semantic use of "photographic".
    You're still using "grammatical" wrongly. Grammar only relates to sentence structure above the word level.
    A misspelling or improper use of a word is not a grammar error.
    You're referring to a semantic error, or a vocabulary error, or an error in usage of a word.

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