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    Color?

    Color or Colour?

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    As color is the American spelling of colour, I have to say color.
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    Color...

    just like favorite and neigbor and whatever else people like to add a "u" to.
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    Colour
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    color

    ....should have probably made this a poll thread.

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    colour



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    Colour

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    But color is much easier to spell.

    I've been thinking about changing it to culr
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    culr LOL. "culr-hosting" I can imagine it now

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    Colour is the Canadian Way.
    Color is the American way.
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    "Colour is the Canadian Way. "


    I could have sworn it started over in england. But eh, what do I know.

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    Colour is the clever persons spelling (mainly english )

    you can guess who spells it as color

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    Yes... us people with the big guns spell it color

    Clever or not we may be but color is the way we spell it... those stuck in the past spell it colour... we can guess who they are
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    Stuck in the past?


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    I think of colour as the secondary spelling to color.

    http://www.allwords.com/query.php?Se...1&Language=ENG

    It points you to color. So, color > colour.

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    Okay sure, the English started spelling it "Colour", Canada also uses "Colour"
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    Here is what WHT for their codes:

    {COLOR=crimson} {/COLOR]}

    So COLOR it is then


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    coloUr .
    we invented the damn language (for invented read stole extensively from other lanaguages). you just forgot half the letters.
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    We were always taught in school to use colour, if you had spelled it color it would have been marked wrong. Same as cheque and check, etc.

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    We were always taught in school to use colour, if you had spelled it color it would have been marked wrong. Same as cheque and check, etc.
    Those Canadian teachers sure are paranoid, eh?


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    colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour color colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour color colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour color colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour colour color colour colour colour colour colour colour colour

    Could I be any clearer?
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    I'd say colour! color just doesnt sound right.
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    I think only USA used color until the internet came around. Now everyone seems to be using 'color'

    Color is the only american spelled word i use (colour=blah) but I do use cheque, highway, etc
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    Originally posted by Mester
    highway
    How else can you spell highway?
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    "Color" here, too.

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    Color here, although I think cheque sounds better then check.

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    I'm Canadian and I spell it colour.
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    Is cheque and check the same thing? I thought cheque was the money-thing and check was "find out if something is working" kind of word?

    I use colour, but that's because I had to learn british english in school. No "american slang bad spelling awful pronounciation" in my days
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    Yah, I cheque can be spelt either way but again I spell it cheque. I think it's the U.S. that spells it check.
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    American's developed the "easy" english. The words that actually sound the same that they look... Colour sounds more like an alcholic beverage... a cheque? Put that in front of a 3rd grader and they's say "Checkwe".
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    colour me curious
    as to why this thread has been resurrected


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    Oh I completely forgot about regional dialects:

    Whatd ya do that fer? (Idaho)
    This's MinaSoooda, doncha nooo? (MinaSoooda)
    I'm going to scal. (Boston - And scal is actually school)

    I'm not going to even attempt to try New Yorker or Southern dialects.
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    Yea.. umm... help.

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    Colour......
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    If the USA wants to take the ENGLISH language and reproduce there version of it, well good luck to them, even if they are misspelling words. It's unfortunate they don't own there own language.


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    Umm... if you want to get technical, the first use of English (Anglo-Saxon or Old English) was intitially used by Germanic tribes, and therefore, is a dialect of Germanic. No modern-day langage was magically "developed" by one country or another, so to say English belongs to any one country is a falacy.
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    COLOUR IS SPELT AS COLOUR - The Commonwealth Way.
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    anyone has that link where you can search two words and find out which one has/gives more hits @ google?

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    Just do it manually.

    Google -
    Color: Results 1 - 10 of about 32,300,000.
    Colour: Results 1 - 10 of about 5,830,000.

    Lycos -
    Color:*Showing Results 2 thru 11 of 62,633,179
    Colour:*Showing Results 1 thru 10 of 12,444,216

    I don't know what's more shocking... the gap or that Lycos came up with more pages .
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