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Old 07-29-2006, 12:14 PM    (permalink
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Default Word Spelling Question....

This post is way out from left field, but since it involves a couple guys on this board, I figure I'd ask about it...

The word "favorite" has been spelled two ways on this board. I spell it favorite, but I've see guys like Moses spell it favourite. Maybe it's just a regional thing, where different parts of the world spell it differently.

I was just wondering if there's a correct way to spell it, or if both ways are ok. I've always wondered about it...

And no, there is not a point to this thread if you're wondering.... :D
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:16 PM    (permalink
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Favorite is the way Americans spell it. Favourite is the way Canadians and others spell it, just like how they spell it colour.

I thought everyone knew this. :?
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In English it's supposed to be favourite. America doesnt seem to like the use of the letter 'u' in a lot of words, colour being another one.

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Favorite is the way Americans spell it. Favourite is the way Canadians and others spell it, just like how they spell it colour.

I thought everyone knew this. :?
Apparently not or I wouldn't be asking...

I just never was told why people spell them two different ways, so I asked....
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yeah us americans are just cool like that 8)
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Scott is from America, therefore it should be spelled "favorite" on his board. :D
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Canada spells it favourite, as was said before me.
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Americans decided to change how a lot of words are spelled for some reason. Another interesting one is donut instead of doughnut.
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Americans decided to change how a lot of words are spelled for some reason. Another interesting one is donut instead of doughnut.
actually i recognize both and im american... i think we changed our language to more so seperate up from the brits during the revolutionary war. kind of a way to supress the crown and give us american our "own" language if you will.
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:35 PM    (permalink
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Different places you go to will spell their theater name differently.
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Different places you go to will spell their theater name differently.
Well, that actually means two different things. Being a theatre minor, A "theater" is the physical place. I am going to the theater to watch a play. "theatre" is the art. musical theatre. People often often misuse those two terms, but it isn't a regional thing.
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Different places you go to will spell their theater name differently.
Well, that actually means two different things. Being a theatre minor, A "theater" is the physical place. I am going to the theater to watch a play. "theatre" is the art. musical theatre. People often often misuse those two terms, but it isn't a regional thing.
Haha you take theater classes, what a nerd.
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Different places you go to will spell their theater name differently.
Well, that actually means two different things. Being a theatre minor, A "theater" is the physical place. I am going to the theater to watch a play. "theatre" is the art. musical theatre. People often often misuse those two terms, but it isn't a regional thing.
Haha you take theater classes, what a nerd.
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Different places you go to will spell their theater name differently.
Well, that actually means two different things. Being a theatre minor, A "theater" is the physical place. I am going to the theater to watch a play. "theatre" is the art. musical theatre. People often often misuse those two terms, but it isn't a regional thing.
Haha you take theater classes, what a nerd.
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Hate to say it, but that isnt helping your cause buddy :D
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for center and stuff like that i have always been taught that it is center and not centre. :? if you pronounce it like its spelled centre sounds ********
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American's spell the word favorite exactly as I just spelled it.
Europeans, specifically British, spell it as favourite.
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This is a spelling related question, is it "alot" or "a lot"..? I've different things from teachers/professors and other people.
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