Colour or color? Armour or armour?

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Jan 17, 2007
  1. Parsaw
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    Haha, I know it sounds like a stupid question, but, I'm in a gaming clan where we have people from many different nations. Mainly the UK, USA, and Australia. Some people in my clan spell it "color," while others spell it "colour". I've been debating in my head on which way to spell it for a while now, and I haven't come to a conclusion. So, I'm asking: Which is the proper way of spelling the word? Color, or colour?
     


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    Canucks usually spells it colour. I like it this way best too [​IMG]
     
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    "colour" is the proper way in Great Britain, "color" is the proper way in the USA. The rest of the world gets to choose. I like the British spelling better.
     
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    veho says it all! [​IMG] but i prefer to spell it "color"
     
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    most programming languages use color as an operator so i have just learned to drop the u
     
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    Well, we get British English at school which means I HAVE to spell it colour.....
     
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    KULLER FTW!
     
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    Its like the metric system. Everyone does it one way, the U.S. does it the other way...we're like the black sheep of conformity >.>
     
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    I'm used to the American English. It's the TV, see... [​IMG]
     
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    Wasn't it the british who first spoke the english language? Meaning they originally said the word...Making "Colour" correct. But then the USA guys came and starting spelling it "color" What the hell, I'm confusing myself.
     
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    See, American English again. In England, it would be "the telly" [​IMG]
     
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    I like 'couleur' [​IMG]
     
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    For me it's color, because of the Game Boy Color [​IMG]
     
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    Colour is the correct spelling.
     
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    American English - Color
    Southern English - Collar or KULLER!
    English English - Colour
    Engrish - Corror
     
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    Sorry about this question but I always wanted to know...
    What is Engrish???
     
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    Engrish is one of the funniest things if not done on purpose [​IMG]
     
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    English, badly translated by people from the far east. Like the change list for the R4 software (Called "Engrish" because of Far Eastern folk having difficulty pronouncing the "L" sound in English and replacing it with an "R" sound.)

    Examples: www.engrish.com
     
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    Colour, Armour and Honour I think were all first spelt like that.
     

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