Vortexes in water


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#2

I made an amazing discovery!!! My spell check rejects ‘vortices,’ which I assumed was correctly spelled, and accepts ‘vortexes,’ which I thought was wrong.

:smiley:


#3

nipping it in the bud…

NOUN (plural vortexes or vortices /-təˌsēz/)


#4

I think your spell check is broken. :smile:

Pretty sure vortices is the ‘correct’ plural, but I’d expect vortexes to be being used too.

How about matrixes or matrices?


#5

That was really cool. And far cooler than I was expecting.

tsk tsk. so jaded.

 

I believe the technical plural is VORTICICLES (just like matricicles). If the vortex fragments, the pieces are known as vorticules. If the vorticules recombine, it is known as a matriculated vortex. There’s a curious semi-solid ligneous vortex (related to the laminar-flow conditions of sand and ground-liquifaction) that forms under certain industrial high-speed timber reclamation conditions that is known as a vlog.


#6

Puh-leeze. It’s vorticepodes, as eny fule kno.


#7

I thought it was vortia?

Anyhoo. Guess I should watch the video before making any more comments.


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#9

Can’t.


#10

It preferred ‘matrices’ but not ‘vortices.’ Weird.


#11

too late.


#12

i’m in love


#13

I’m fairly sure @beschizza grinned to himself when he typed “vortexes”, just because he knew it would get some people’s knickers in a twist…


#14

I wouldn’t have mentioned it if the spell check had accepted both but it actively flagged the spelling from the video, vortices, as wrong.


#15

“Vortices” sounds better to my ears, but that’s just me.


#16

Welcome to America, land of Idiocracy, where the wrong becomes right after enough mis-usage. I did expect more from boingboing, though.
Pardon me while I enjoy an expresso.


#17

Vortesticles?


#18

Fantastic!

I love how the reflected underwater path ends up resembling a Zen enso.


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