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Re: Life at the Monastery Chapter 2

by mrmick (Curate)
on Dec 14, 2000 at 19:50 UTC ( #46630=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Life at the Monastery Chapter 2


Mandatory grin for this one. :-)

I just can't help myself here. The following has always been a pet peeve of mine and hopefully won't offend anyone in this thread: I wish you Americans would learn to spell the English language correctly. Colour , humour, honour and many others are ENGLISH words. If you leave these words alone we'll give you credit for statements such as:

  • "like"
  • "you know"
  • most of the swear words (although there are one or two that I like)
All in good humour,


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Re: Re: Life at the Monastery Chapter 2
by davorg (Chancellor) on Dec 15, 2000 at 02:42 UTC

    The way I understand it, the Americans spellings were the ones that were current in the 17th Century. It was only after they left that we changed the spellings due to the influence of the Hugenots.

    Doesn't make them any more right, of course :)

    Oh and, of course, most of the really good swear words are almost unchanged since they were used by the Anglo-Saxons.


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