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don't cast him into the US mould.

"mold", surely?
(or is that the stuff that grows on bread?)
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AWOL

Oh, I thought the US spelling was "mold", as in "injection molding".

Have USians have recycled the "u" they threw out of "colour" and "labour"?
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AWOL

Ah! Sorry  - missed that bit.

Of course, one of the advantages of being taught to spell correctly in the first place is that you don't have to translate for Johnny Foreigner.

{grins, ducks, runs}
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
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Grumpy_Mike

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you don't have to translate for Johnny Foreigner.

The tragedy of it all is that they don't know they are foreign.

justjed


Have USians have recycled the "u" they threw out of "colour" and "labour"?


I think they mostly got donated to the 'Vowels for Bosnia' campaign.

I don't find anything odd at all about 'sulphur'. I'm quite sure that I'd not trigger at all on a spelling error upon encountering it. Nor the newer spelling, for that matter. "Correct" spelling is, after all, a rather new thing. Even as recently as a couple hundred years ago, spelling was much more varied than it is now -- at least in English usage. Punctuation as well has evolved quite a lot. Proper usage of, e.g., the colon, semi-colon, and hyphen is something which is almost completely faded.

I think that most Americans think that all English people speak like John Cleese, except for Cockney, and are unable to distinguish between a Burr and a Brough.
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facilitate a police state. -- Bruce Schneier

westfw

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'Vowels for Bosnia'

I noticed some time ago that if you combine, say, Czechoslovakian with, say, Hawaiian, you might get words with the right distribution of vowels and consonants...   :-)

Ran Talbott


Have USians have recycled the "u" they threw out of "colour" and "labour"?

I think they're used to help fuel all those chants of "U S A! U S A!" 8)

cyberteque

Ages ago I was writing code on my Mac+, I kept getting the "undeclared identifier" error over "LtGray", "Gray", "DkGray", which are predefined.
I'm reading "Inside Macintosh", "Macintosh Revealed", The LightSpeed Pascal manual wondering what the hell was going on.

Then I noticed the spelling!


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