Author Topic: Affirmative or affirm?  (Read 35101 times)

Offline athaker

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Re: Affirmative or affirm?
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2007, 10:36:38 PM »
you can always just do it JFK style and say "yes"  :-)

Offline CntrllrATC

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Re: Affirmative or affirm?
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2007, 04:11:38 PM »
I've been an Air Traffic Controller (USA) for 24 years now and I have never heard of an incident involving confusion between "Affirmative" and "Negative".  And I have never heard of the FAA proposal to change to "Affirm".  The consonants in each word make it  distinct. Maybe thats where foreign english pronounciations are causing a problem.
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Offline rpd

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Re: Affirmative or affirm?
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2007, 04:36:50 PM »
I am a US controller also.....Why is this in the clips forum??????

Offline digger

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Re: Affirmative or affirm?
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2007, 06:26:25 PM »
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Why is this in the clips forum???

Good question. Although it took two pages of posts before anyone noticed it, or thought to ask. Interesting to note that it was a controller who caught the error...    :-) (And that a number of other controllers failed to...)

Offline CntrllrATC

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Re: Affirmative or affirm?
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2007, 09:51:10 PM »
LOL....I keep airplanes apart....not forums.... :lol:
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Offline Jason

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Re: Affirmative or affirm?
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2007, 09:55:55 PM »
I am a US controller also.....Why is this in the clips forum??????

Good point.  I moved it to the Listener Forum.

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