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Bus and Buss

Bus and Buss

Bus and Buss

(OP)
Okay, it's electrical/electronic terminology.

I subscribe to the "Bus" is a bit of technology for power or signal distribution. "Buss" is the brand name of a fuse.

Of late, it seems that the line is blurring and in some on-line resources, the two terms are interchangeable.

What say you?

old field guy

RE: Bus and Buss

that seems either lazy or ignorant !

bus means something specific (like a electrical power connection, eg bus-bar).

Buss (as you say, 'cause i haven't heard of it) means something else, quite different.

don't know why people would add an extra s to bus, unless they're trying to say something like a fuseable bus ?

RE: Bus and Buss

Buss can never be a noun, only a proper adjective or a transitive verb.

Buss (adj): modifies the noun fuse to indicate the manufacturer.

Buss (v): the act of pressing one' lips against another's lips.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: Bus and Buss

The electrical node with multiple connections is clearly a bus. The real question is what is a collection of two or more of them; would it be buses or busses? (Firefox spell check doesn't like the second one.)

RE: Bus and Buss

or maybe bi (as in radi-us and radi-i) ;)

RE: Bus and Buss

Plural is buses per Mirriam-Webster.


Examples:

Buss fuse made by Cooper Bussman
Multi-node data communications bus, such as RS-485 bus or IEE-696 bus.
Ground bus, neutral bus, or other multi-tap electrical power conductor.

Buss your significant other often, it helps keep the spark alive in the relationship.

Best to you,

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RE: Bus and Buss

Buss
n.
A kiss.
According to American Heritage Dictionary .

RE: Bus and Buss

--> Buss can never be a noun, only a proper adjective or a transitive verb.
Buss is also a noun. As a noun, buss means kiss.

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As a circle of light increases so does the circumference of darkness around it. - Albert Einstein

RE: Bus and Buss

So, do not buss a bus.

RE: Bus and Buss

Especially do not buss a live bus.

Thanks Cajun, I left that out.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: Bus and Buss

Quote (rb1957)

or maybe bi (as in radi-us and radi-i) ;)

Don't think so - I believe it's plural already (a contraction of "omnibus" - to, for, by, with or from all things or all people)

A.

RE: Bus and Buss

From Wikipedia:

buss (plural busses)

• (archaic) A kiss.  
• A herring buss, a type of shallow-keeled Dutch fishing boat used especially for herring fishing.

RE: Bus and Buss

Long before being bought by Cooper (and now Eaton), Bussman, the fuse company (from a persons name) ACTIVELY promoted their products as "Buss Fuses". I even can imagine it was a deliberate attempt to make people think of their product whenever they discussed electrical bus issues.

"So what are you going to use to protect that bus Joe?"

"Why, Buss fuses of course!"


"Will work for salami"

RE: Bus and Buss

(OP)
jraef-

I suspect that such is the case, but the grammar Nazi in me has its feathers ruffled every time I see 'buss' instead of 'bus', especially when it appears in the documents written by supposedly educated co-workers.

old field guy

RE: Bus and Buss

Google "electrical buss" to see a parade of mis-usage in manufacturer's websites, patents...even eng-tips!

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(2B)+(2B)' ?

RE: Bus and Buss

(OP)
Pete-

Yes, I've seen examples in the places you cite. Just because it's common doesn't mean it's right.

old field guy

RE: Bus and Buss

old field guy - I am in violent agreement!

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(2B)+(2B)' ?

RE: Bus and Buss

Quote:

Google "Magic Bus"
Sorry, I don't get it. I tried it and saw links to a variety of stuff. Which are we supposed to be interested in?

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(2B)+(2B)' ?

RE: Bus and Buss

Pete, it's a classic song by The Who.

Dadgummit, Mike, I'm going to have that song in my head all day now. At least it's one of my favorite oldies.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: Bus and Buss

I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it...

I'm now taken back to high school, when I'd sing that to my girlfriend, who would respond, predictably enough

'Well, you caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan't have it!'

RE: Bus and Buss

Well, as a former bus driver for the church, I am in favor of busses for the bus driver.

I can state that before the spell-checker police came into being, I probably mis-spelled the plural form of buses many times and still try to, raising the hackles of the spell checker repeatedly.

The only thing I know about the other type of bus is that as a young turbine service engineer in the days before LOTO, we were trained to go throw (or make a real sounding threat to throw) a chain across the bus before starting to open the turbine. The look in a plant maintenance supt's face when the threat was made was usually the answer being sought as to whether it had been de-energized or not (especially when holding a chain in one's hand.) Oh, for the good old days....

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