Wikipedia's big lie

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    Wikipedia's big lie

    From their "G-Shock" article...

    G-Shock is a brand of watches manufactured by Casio, known for its resistance to shocks (e.g. hard knocks and strong vibrations). They were, and continue to be, designed primarily for sports and outdoor adventure oriented activity; for example, practically all G-Shocks have some kind of stopwatch feature, countdown timer, light and water resistance...

    All I can say to that is HAH!

    Maybe I'm making too much of this.
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    what are you driving at? if it's the bold sections... well every g-shock i've ever had has had a timer of some sort. given the odds, i bet 'practically all' is accurate.

    the only thing i'd change about that quote is that i really feel casio's current marketing is as much, if not more, towards fashion as compared to outdoor adventure.
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    yeeeeeeeeah...but...practically all of 'em do...I think there are bigger fights out there to fight.

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    Re: Wikipedia's big lie

    I'm sure there are bigger untruth's on Wikipedia
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    Re: Wikipedia's big lie

    That statement is a lie!

    I can think of 4 or more models in my collection that do not have a timer only a stopwatch for instance my DW003 Tough Label, my AW560 and my DW-6700 SkyForce, also my old DW-9100 Riseman do not have a timer.

    So yeah many do not!

    But for me only the stopwatch is essential so no big deal!

    But ofcourse a timer is sometime convenient!
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    Re: Wikipedia's big lie

    Quote Originally Posted by ShockMister View Post
    Maybe I'm making too much of this.
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    Re: Wikipedia's big lie

    Haven't we been through this all before, quite recently?

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    Re: Wikipedia's big lie

    Well, given that's Wikipedia, why don't you fix it
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    Re: Wikipedia's big lie

    Quote Originally Posted by sl8763 View Post
    Well, given that's Wikipedia, why don't you fix it
    +1

    Why not to keep the emotions down and rather than crying about "lies" let us call it uncorected errors.

    Now, what's wrong and what should it be instead?

    English is not my first language so I've looked it up, and, "practically" means "almost or very nearly".

    Now, can we make an estimate of the percentage how many G-shocks do not have a timer?

    Yes, you can list all your G's that do not have a timer, but if you also list all your G's that do have a timer... what will the proportion be?

    Does it show the statement "practically all G-shocks have a timer" as untrue?

    Can anybody suggest then a better wording than the current one? Because, if not, the current one is the best one, and no lie...

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