1. Glasgow, Scotland
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    10 Jan '07 15:27
    re - Queens Indian Defense. Please note this should be changed to 'Defence' . Who wants to win a tournament with the wrong spelling?
    Its like a tennis player winning Wimblenod, or a football team winning the World Puc, etc, etc, ad nauseum....
  2. The sky
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    10 Jan '07 15:52
    Originally posted by PeterSwan2
    re - Queens Indian Defense. Please note this should be changed to 'Defence' . Who wants to win a tournament with the wrong spelling?
    Its like a tennis player winning Wimblenod, or a football team winning the World Puc, etc, etc, ad nauseum....
    It's correct in American English. If you change it to "Defence", the American players might complain...
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    10 Jan '07 19:40
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    It's correct in American English. If you change it to "Defence", the American players might complain...
    But Chris and Russ both have English flags, therefore one of them spelt it ronglee. Unless someone else setup the tournament of course.
  4. Standard memberRamned
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    10 Jan '07 20:58
    color - colour

    defense - defence

    same idea.
  5. Standard memberHindstein
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    10 Jan '07 21:27
    Originally posted by PeterSwan2
    re - Queens Indian Defense. Please note this should be changed to 'Defence' . Who wants to win a tournament with the wrong spelling?
    Its like a tennis player winning Wimblenod, or a football team winning the World Puc, etc, etc, ad nauseum....
    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/defense
  6. Subscriberysterbaard
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    11 Jan '07 12:44
    The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English
    will be the official language of the European Union rather than German,
    which was the other possibility.

    As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English
    spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in
    plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

    In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make
    the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of
    "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less
    letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the
    troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like
    fotograf 20% shorter.

    In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to
    reach the stage where! more komplikated changes are possible.

    Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always
    ben a deterent to akurate speling.

    Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is
    disgrasful and it should go away.

    By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with
    "z" and "w" with "v".

    During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vordskontaining "ou"
    and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

    Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu
    understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

    Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze
    forst plas. 😉
  7. Standard membercludi
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    11 Jan '07 13:28
    Originally posted by ysterbaard
    The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English
    will be the official language of the European Union rather than German,
    which was the other possibility.

    As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English
    spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in
    plan that would become k ...[text shortened]... , ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze
    forst plas. 😉
    lol. This is definitely the funniest post I've read in a long, long time...
  8. The sky
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    11 Jan '07 20:17
    Originally posted by cludi
    lol. This is definitely the funniest post I've read in a long, long time...
    Wow, this is the first time you have seen this? I saw it for the first time many years ago, and have seen it (or variants of it) many times since.
  9. SubscriberChris
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    12 Jan '07 10:06
    Originally posted by Irax
    But Chris and Russ both have English flags, therefore one of them spelt it ronglee. Unless someone else setup the tournament of course.
    It was done on purpose - I'll usually use whichever spelling happens to be being used in Wikipedia when I'm setting up the opening.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen's_Indian_Defense

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_defence
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