Dean, whether or not your post was helpful changes in the eye of the beholder. Had you offered any serious information about the brace, adding your comment would have been OK. As you had nothing to offer on the thread subject, your post was only nitpicking. It is legitimate to ask why one responds at all when they have no content applicable to the purpose of the thread. You would not consider it helpful when a math teacher would subtract points on a test because of bad grammar when all of the answers are mathematically correct. I have little interest in a semantic war or grammar police in the general trumpet forum. If TMers can offer content, then go for it. As long as it is reasonably understandable, we can run with it. When intelligibility borders are crossed, we can ask what the poster means. Worst case, I can edit to help on request.