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Offline Uroboros

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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2007, 08:12:05 am »
Most of the spellings are considered correct, just valid alternates.

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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2007, 08:15:46 am »
Just spell the American way... the English way is so illogical.  I'm not a huge patriot as you have probably figured out!  American English is much more sensible than standard English, and I often wonder at how stupid some of our words are, and why American English isn't embraced as an evolution of standard English.

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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2007, 08:46:23 am »
Hey.. here's one for you all.

What did the american teacher say to the english teacher?
"NO U!"

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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2007, 09:57:38 am »
The English language is confusing enough without all of the weird spellings.

Actually, I think it's terribly easy (specially compared to German)


Aluminum - Aluminium
And "aluminum" is MUCH easier to say than "aluminium." Taking out that extra syllable was the best thing we ever did.  :)
Too much simplification, that's just not the same thing any more.
It's not that you'll die of exhaustion every time you say aluminium... ::)
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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2007, 10:44:07 am »
English, I would say, is easier in terms of grammatical rules. English has about six billion times more words though.

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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2007, 11:05:16 am »
What's the difference between "sour" and "color?" U! The difference between "sour" and "colour?" Nothing!


They sound very different don't they? Sour is pronounced like Ow when u hurt urself, but with an s on the front and an err like when ur thinking. And colour is pronounced cull-or

Edit: wait I get what ur saying now

Edit: Not that I agree, I love our language to be weird. And what the hell is with aluminum. It doesnt even sound the same. It sounds stupid.
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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2007, 11:20:51 am »
The general rule of thumb for u's is to think to yourself "Can the way I say this word be modified to be many times more arrogant?". If yes, add a u.

maybe you should visit Britain, ignore stereotypes and not make any assumptions before you say stupid things like that, were just people, we dont sit down all day thinking to ourselfs . . . .

"*Scoff* those Americans, *Scoff* color, *pompus laugh* Aluminum *laughs again*. . . . . . . . . .  i like tea and crumpets.. . . . . . . . . . I want some tea and crumpets, i can't wait to eat them with my oversized and yellow teeth."  *beats wife*

the key is pronunciation, Data is pronounced Day-ta and so on.

also their are alot of different names for things, the most obvious being things like a car trunk is called a boot but their are some more difficult ones like a tire iron is called a wheel brace.

i think its stupid how some people with accents react to people not knowing what they mean because of their accent, i was in denmark a while ago and the owners of a shop their spoke beautiful English, completely fluent, but they had a bit of trouble understanding what a british woman from Hull wanted when she asked for a post card.

people from Hull pronounce post more like Perst that post and when the shop owner asked what perst meant the woman (rather than explaining) simply started pointed and geering at the post cards and saying "perst. . . Perst . . . . . PERST!!   PERST!!"
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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2007, 11:23:26 am »
The general rule of thumb for u's is to think to yourself "Can the way I say this word be modified to be many times more arrogant?". If yes, add a u.
maybe you should visit Britain, ignore stereotypes and not make any assumptions before you say stupid things like that
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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2007, 11:42:53 am »
http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/~jphb/american.html

One of the better sites on the subject.

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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2007, 12:46:56 pm »
for some reason i always put tea crumpets, and bad teeth with the british. it's from harry potter and solid snake that i probably get that. though i doubt they are all like that.

aslo for reference i spell the american way...exept for grey/gray, i just realize now that i spell it both ways equally, hmm.
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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2007, 12:50:16 pm »
Is this going to get godwin'd and subsequently locked, then? For crying out loud, one locked thread should be one more than neccecary to get you to behave. What's with this whole thing of stirring up two allied conglomerations against each other? Can't we just chill with a cool one and forget daft stereotypes?

Seriously. We're ALLIES. Mock someone who actually IS your enemy.

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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2007, 12:53:06 pm »
demon = daemon

(Thanks Daemon tools for teaching me that)
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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2007, 12:57:03 pm »
Daemon is old english, man. I mean like, really old with the thees and thous and stuff.

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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2007, 12:59:55 pm »
Is it? Why does Daemon tool use it then? And Warhammer (The Golden Daemon reward)?
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Re: I've decided to spell the British way
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2007, 01:01:27 pm »
Just archaic appeal, I guess. I suppose the phonetics of it are more menacing too - day-mon or dee-mon? Which sounds more imposing?