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You know, that happens to me as well if I try to examine any one word closely. :p


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Originally posted by sandwich


Actually, yes it does, and since I am around people from all over the world here, it's even understandable.... to a degree. :D

color, Color, COLOR!

*ahem* You didn't see any missing "u"'s there, no-sir-ee! :p

Oh crap - I spent too much time looking at the word "color", and now it doesn't look right at all - more like a nonsense word. :doubt: :p


Thats because when you say Colour, you do pronounce the u to a degree, otherwise you'd be saying something like collor which sounds like a dog wears. The u in color was removed by Americans because it was deemed too complicated.
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Thats because when you say Colour, you do pronounce the u to a degree, otherwise you'd be saying something like collor, which is something a dog wears. The u in color was removed by Americans because they needed simplier words and colour was deemed complicated as was the word centre.


Heh, before you rip on Americans for spelling, make sure you can spell yourself. :p

 

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Heh, before you rip on Americans for spelling, make sure you can spell yourself. :p


:wtf: :wtf: Sorry for not being a Perfect typer, or proof reading my posts to make sure my grammer is correct and i meant what i said, because when i said collor, i was merely adding a L, and relating the  pronunciation of color to sounds like something a dog wears.


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Americans don't pronounce color like a dog collar. We pronounce it "culler". (hard to get across in writing without sounding like a redneck...) :D
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I personally don't have any problem with Americans changing the spellings of English words because their spellings make more sense. I mean, in the word specialise we use an S, but it actually sounds like a Z - SO WHY THE HELL DON'T WE USE ONE??? :wtf:

And don't even get me started on manouvre. :p

 

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You mean maneuver, right? :D:p
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You mean maneuver, right? :D:p


Actually, I almost always spell it like that because it's the easiest to remember. Language should be easy to learn and use, or else you're shutting people out. That = BAD!! :nod:

 

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Originally posted by Kellan
I personally don't have any problem with Americans changing the spellings of English words because their spellings make more sense. I mean, in the word specialise we use an S, but it actually sounds like a Z - SO WHY THE HELL DON'T WE USE ONE??? :wtf:



That almost gets you a hug, good Brit, very good

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That almost gets you a hug, good Brit, very good

*gives Kellan cookie*


*munch* *crunch*

I also came to America this year on holiday, boosting your economy out of potential recession by spending my money in Florida on new clothes and shoes and access to exorbitantly expensive theme parks. Does that count too? :)

 

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Yes, how was it?

 

Offline Kellan

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Excellent. It rained a lot, which I had been told to expect by sandwich, but that didn't really stop us doing stuff (even went to Typhoon Lagoon during a thunderstorm, so hardly anyone was there). There was also lots of stuff to buy, and some music I can't get here.

For the second week we went South to Marco Island. Mmm, heated pool. It was very relaxing, and we also hired a boat (mmm, sunburn :o) and went to the Everglades (mmm, Mosquito repellent :doubt: )

So yeah, I liked it.

 

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Originally posted by Kellan
I personally don't have any problem with Americans changing the spellings of English words because their spellings make more sense. I mean, in the word specialise we use an S, but it actually sounds like a Z - SO WHY THE HELL DON'T WE USE ONE??? :wtf:

And don't even get me started on manouvre. :p


the British empire was founded on the English language*.  It took so long for other countries to figure out what the declarations of war / colonisation meant, that we'd already moved in and established team emporiams and whatnot.  Tally ho.



* oh - and on cups of tea.

  

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:wtf: :wtf: Sorry for not being a Perfect typer, or proof reading my posts to make sure my grammer is correct and i meant what i said, because when i said collor, i was merely adding a L, and relating the  pronunciation of color to sounds like something a dog wears.


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Originally posted by Kellan
It was very relaxing, and we also hired a boat (mmm, sunburn :o) and went to the Everglades (mmm, Mosquito repellent :doubt: )

So yeah, I liked it.


*sigh* Ahh, Florida - Land of the Old, and Home only to the Brave! :p

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the British empire was founded on the English language*.  It took so long for other countries to figure out what the declarations of war / colonisation meant, that we'd already moved in and established team emporiams and whatnot.  Tally ho.



* oh - and on cups of tea.



You guys are lucky we haven't changed "empire" to "empier".
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Nahh, maybe not - that just looks plain stoopid. :D


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"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill