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  1. SubscriberSuzianne
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    13 Nov '13 17:15
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Suzi, pick a topic you care about intensely and then deliver the story with humour.
    If you're laughing aloud while typing it, you've probably got a winner.
    Ack, no American ever need spell 'humor' with the dreaded u.

    They very well know what we're saying without it, Wikipedia be damned.

    Thanks for the advice. 🙂
  2. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    13 Nov '13 18:08
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    humour
    Another one of your affectations, Bobby?
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    13 Nov '13 23:39
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Ack, no American ever need spell 'humor' with the dreaded u.

    They very well know what we're saying without it, Wikipedia be damned.

    Thanks for the advice. 🙂
    "Ack, no American ever need spell 'humor' with the dreaded u."

    Just a little deference to RHP's UK Roots; just an attempt to add a little local colour; just to see if you read my suggestion.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    13 Nov '13 23:47
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Another one of your affectations, Bobby?
    Appreciate your concern, Andy. You'll be pleased to know that they all cleared up a few days after using the new ointment.
  5. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    14 Nov '13 02:03
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Appreciate your concern, Andy. You'll be pleased to know that they all cleared up a few days after using the new ointment.
    If only.
  6. SubscriberSuzianne
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    14 Nov '13 15:49
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Appreciate your concern, Andy. You'll be pleased to know that they all cleared up a few days after using the new ointment.
    We ought to ship it by the truckload to Britain, then.
  7. SubscriberSuzianne
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    14 Nov '13 15:51
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Ack, no American ever need spell 'humor' with the dreaded u."

    Just a little deference to RHP's UK Roots; just an attempt to add a little local colour; just to see if you read my suggestion.
    What's "colour"?

    I thought we fought a war trying to get away from these people once. No, twice, sorry.
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    14 Nov '13 16:11
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    What's "colour"?

    I thought we fought a war trying to get away from these people once. No, twice, sorry.
    Ya, 50-50 right? Win some, lose some.
  9. SubscriberSuzianne
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    14 Nov '13 18:17
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Ya, 50-50 right? Win some, lose some.
    Well, no, the facts are we kicked them out twice out of twice, that's 100%, not 50-50. They still haven't gotten over it because they still try to tell us how to spell and how to speak just because the language is named after them. Our improvements, though, are just that, improvements that their vanity keeps them from acknowledging.
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    14 Nov '13 18:39
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Well, no, the facts are we kicked them out twice out of twice, that's 100%, not 50-50. They still haven't gotten over it because they still try to tell us how to spell and how to speak just because the language is named after them. Our improvements, though, are just that, improvements that their vanity keeps them from acknowledging.
    Right, it was us you folks had "trouble" with.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Nov '13 22:05
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    What's "colour"?

    I thought we fought a war trying to get away from these people once. No, twice, sorry.
    "How come 'ou' was reduced to 'o' in the US?"

    "The pronunciation is the same, so you can't really say that some "say" this while others "say" that. It's strictly a spelling difference. These are among the reforms introduced by Noah Webster in his dictionary, with a view towards (a) simplifying the spelling, and (b) creating a distinct American English. (The root forms of many of these words indeed lack the u - for example, Latin color, Italian favorito - so that may have been another motivation of his as well.) So these forms prevailed in the United States, while in the rest of the English-speaking world they kept the original spellings."

    http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/9850/how-come-ou-was-reduced-to-o-in-the-us

    "I thought we fought a war trying to get away from these people once. No, twice, sorry." (Suzi)

    Our forbearers fought a king's oppression, not the people; we now fight our UK Friends in chess games. -Grampy Roubert
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Nov '13 22:152 edits
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Ya, 50-50 right? Win some, lose some.
    -ou- and -o-

    British..... American


    arbour..... arbor
    ardour..... ardor
    armour..... armor
    behaviour..... behavior
    candour..... candor
    clamour..... clamor
    colour..... color
    demeanour..... demeanor
    enamour..... enamor
    endeavor..... endeavor
    favour..... favor
    fervor..... fervor
    flavour..... flavor
    glamour..... glamour or glamor
    harbor..... harbor
    honour..... honor
    humour..... humor
    labour..... labor
    mould..... mold or mould
    neighbor..... neighbor
    odour..... odor
    parlour..... parlor
    rancor..... rancor
    rigour..... rigor
    rumour..... rumor
    savior..... savior or saviour
    savour..... savor
    smoulder..... smolder or smoulder
    splendor..... splendor
    succor..... succor
    tumour..... tumor
    valour..... valor
    vapour..... vapor
    vigour..... vigor

    http://www.englishforresearch.com/writing_help/british_american.htm

    Stees, would I be close in imagining that you write (and speak, pronounce) about 50% of these British spellings?
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    14 Nov '13 22:37
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]-ou- and -o-

    British..... American


    arbour..... arbor
    ardour..... ardor
    armour..... armor
    behaviour..... behavior
    candour..... candor
    clamour..... clamor
    colour..... color
    demeanour..... demeanor
    enamour..... enamor
    endeavor..... endeavor
    favour..... favor
    fervor..... fervor
    flavour..... flavor
    glamour..... glamour ...[text shortened]... e close in imagining that you write (and speak, pronounce) about 50% of these British spellings?[/b]
    More like 90-10 and the 10 being when I do crosswords that originate in the US.
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Nov '13 22:46
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    More like 90-10 and the 10 being when I do crosswords that originate in the US.
    90% British (except online)?
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Nov '13 22:52
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    If only.
    Inaffectation or "Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are not normally present within the body. An infection may cause no symptoms and be subclinical, or it may cause symptoms and be clinically apparent. An infection may remain localized, or it may spread through the blood or lymphatic vessels to become systemic (bodywide). Microorganisms that live naturally in the body are not considered infections. For example, bacteria that normally live within the mouth and intestine are not infections."

    All cleared up now, Andy, thanks to an Efficacious Ointment Rx and Warm Hugs from Nurse Ratched.
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