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Spelling of welder/weldor

Discussion in '<a href=http://www.lawnsite.com/buttons/jump.php?i' started by BrianWilson, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. BrianWilson

    BrianWilson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I was reading my local paper and came across an add for a local company, interested in hiring "welders". My question. Is that the proper way to spell "welders" when you are looking to hire one? Or would is it spelled "weldor"or "Weldors"? I thought if anyone would know the answer to that question, it would be best to ask it here. Most importantly how would you respond to that add. Position(s) applied for Welder or Weldor??????
  2. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Some dictionaries define;
    Welder as the machine that does welding.
    Weldor as the person that uses the machine.

    American Welding Society side steps the issue by defining Welder for the person or the machine.

    So, I guess it's take your pick.
    I prefer the person, machine difference myself.
    But I guess that's a debate for the Linguistic Society.
  3. Old Red

    Old Red LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Twenty-some years ago I was employed as one and I never saw 'weldor' before, but then I never looked it up in a dictionary. Come to think of it I wasn't too young when I heard someone pronounce 'creek' the way it's spelled either.

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