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1 Lantern Corps question????? on Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:58 am

Hey guys, warbeast here, long time comic fan, new to GL and loving it. but something is confusing me... I always see the word CORPs in GL titles and story lines, but when fans talk they seem to be saying CORE, is there a difference?

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2 Re: Lantern Corps question????? on Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:55 am

The P is silent Smile

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3 Re: Lantern Corps question????? on Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:59 pm

i'm an idiot thanx

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4 Re: Lantern Corps question????? on Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:15 pm

warbeast wrote:i'm an idiot thanx

No, it's a common error. Just like it took me a long time to realize the Colonel was pronounced "Kernel", or hors d'oeuvres is pronounced "orderves". I always knew the pronunciations, but never tried spelling them. And then you see it in writing and wonder what the heck this word means.

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5 Re: Lantern Corps question????? on Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:39 am

I'll freely admit to making this mistake myself once upon a time.

Welcome to the Corps. Very Happy

I'm not trying to be a smart ass, I swear. Surprised

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6 Re: Lantern Corps question????? on Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:59 pm

Yeah, it's a military thing. We can't tell them they're wrong, because they have tanks.

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7 Re: Lantern Corps question????? on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:34 am

I have a lot of military folks in my family, so this was never an issue for me, but I understand it.

What kinda drives me nuts, though, is when people recognize the "p" is silent, but go ahead and pronounce the "s" in the singular.

As in, "I love the Green Lantern 'Cores'!"

Nope. Should be, "I love the Green Lantern 'Core'!"

Or, instead, "I love the various 'Cores' within the Green Lantern books right now!"

Spelled the same, "corps," either way, so I get the issue... I'm just picky about it.

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8 Re: Lantern Corps question????? on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:42 pm

I'd hold up my Reading Rainbow sign right now if I could find it...

Oh wait I found it!

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