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`Collectable` label is Misspelled

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Hello, 

 

I've been using the Uncharted 4 Guide and noticed that the label for "Collectable" is misspelled. It should be updated to "Collectible". I'm not sure if this is a site wide thing or just for this guide (or if it's something I could change myself for that matter). Just thought raise it up.

 

Thanks!

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Where do grammar nazis get put on trial?

 

You're*-emburg.

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Yeah, both collectable and collectible are  accepted by dictionaries.

 

My professional opinion on the matter would be that collectible has a stronger tendency to be used when referring to nouns, as in collectibles or collectible items, whereas collectable makes more sense strictly in adjectival form.

 

Consider these examples:

"The game has many collectibles/collectables spread across three separate maps."

"The diary pages in this game are collectible/collectable."

"The diary pages in this game are collectible/collectable items."

 

I don't know about you, but I would use collectable only in the second sentence (if even there), and collectible in the first and third. But obviously that's just what feels right to me.

 

That said, the usage in the trophy guide is one of these adjectival cases, where it's denoting a quality of certain kinds of trophies, and thus collectable actually might make more sense.

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I always prefer to use ‘collectible’ but we’d have to ask Sly why he chose one over the other :P 

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Who knew!? 😉 I'll just work on accepting it now, haha. Thanks all!

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3 hours ago, neandertal__ said:

Hello, 

 

I've been using the Uncharted 4 Guide and noticed that the label for "Collectable" is misspelled. It should be updated to "Collectible". I'm not sure if this is a site wide thing or just for this guide (or if it's something I could change myself for that matter). Just thought raise it up.

 

Thanks!

 

Neanderthal is spelled with an H...

 

Just thought I'd raise it up 😆

 

 

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2 hours ago, BlindMango said:

I always prefer to use ‘collectible’ but we’d have to ask Sly why he chose one over the other :P 

British vs. American spelling?

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1 hour ago, colia100 said:

 

Neanderthal is spelled with an H...

 

Just thought I'd raise it up 1f606.png

 

 

 

Nope. Same case like collectible / collectable.

 

1 hour ago, MidnightDragon said:

British vs. American spelling?

 

Neither.

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This has bothered me for as long as the guides have existed on the site, but I've never bothered to mention it. It sticks out. It is technically correct, but that doesn't stop it from bothering me.

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I like adding able to my words, like I say eatable than edible....:giggle: Use to make my girl giggle.

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i think you will find that its been misspelt. ;) 

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i thought this was something like colour vs color or honour vs honor...i like both...i also like no hassles so voted "able" to keep things as they are...

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Hehe voted for the other one to make it split 50:50 because let's be honest.. does it even matter? They're both equally valid. 

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