Poll: do you write certain words with or without a 'u'
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View poll results: do you write certain words with or without a 'u'
hell yes
61 54%
hell no
52 46%
Voters: 113.
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#1
ie- colour or color


favor or favour

etc etc


EDIT: If you say sometimes your grammatical mechanics are improper.


EDIT2: Hell yes means you do spell words with a 'u',

Hell no obviously means the opposite.
Last edited by Tedward at Dec 2, 2008,
#7
Its not really a choice it just depends on where you live. In the U.S. they tend to drop the U and in countries with British heritage they tend to keep it.
#8
Depends where you live. I favour the U, since I would have failed English if I didn't.
#9
i always thought that it depended on your country. like say america uses no u, and say england does.

amirite or stereotypical?
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#10
Quote by im not mental
it's not pronounced "colOWR" now is it?

Americans invented English now?
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Last edited by Jimmyyoung at Dec 2, 2008,
#11
canadian, colour, but i say aluminum not aluminium like the british. ha i know i spelt them the same, but you know what i mean.
#14
Nope, I don't have enough time during the day to occasionally insert another letter into my everyday typing.
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#16
Apparently my grammatical mechanics are improper. Damn.

I guess that's what I get for living on the border between America and Canada.
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#17
iu spellu everythingu withu au uu
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#18
Quote by Stir-Fry
That poll doesn't make sense...



*slams own head against desk*
#21
The poll makes no sense. With or without isn't a yes or no question


Alright, nevermind that.


And I think adding a U changes the whole pronunciation of the word, so no.
#22
Quote by Stir-Fry
That poll doesn't make sense...

I personally went with "Hell no- I don't write certain words with or without a 'u' "

Total sense.
#23
Colour has a 'u' in it. Standardise doesn't have a 'z' in it.

Get over yourself America.
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#24
its people like you that make me ashamed to call myself an american citizen. typical ignorant american. did you honestly think it was preference that made people spell words differently? people in the united states and people in england speak different languages. americans speak american. english speak english. believe it or not, thats the obvious truth. most americans are just too damn ignorant and think the british mess up 'our' language.

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#25
Quote by Mudmen190
I do indeed favor spelling things with a U. Its a more colorful way to talk.

Don't you mean colourful?
#26
Quote by Tedward
*slams own head against desk*


So, the phrase "do you write words with or without a U, yes or no" actually makes sense to you?
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#27
I like using the u it seems correct to me but doesnt make much difference
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#28
Quote by Mudmen190
I do indeed favor spelling things with a U. Its a more colorful way to talk.

Wait, you meant to do that, huh?
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#29
Quote by Mudmen190
I do indeed favor spelling things with a U. Its a more colorful way to talk.



FAIL

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#30
I've always thought that ...

colour: the action of adding a color to something (to colour)

color: the noun color (a color)


EDIT: Possibly the other way around.... although that is probably just something I assumed at one point.
Last edited by Sk8er411 at Dec 2, 2008,
#33
Quote by Sk8er411
I've always thought that ...

colour: the action of adding a color to something (to colour)

color: the noun color (a color)

Quote by Sk8er411
I've always thought that ...

colour: the action of adding a color to something (to colour)

color: the noun color (a color)
Quote by Sk8er411
I've always thought that ...

colour: the action of adding a color to something (to colour)

color: the noun color (a color)

Uhm...
#34
anyone that put no is a tard. you practically just said " i don't spell certain words with or without a u"
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#35
Also i use "s" instead of "z". For instance, Specialisation
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#37
Quote by im not mental
it's not pronounced "colOWR" now is it?

You're right but I've never heard anyone specifically pronounce it col OR. They both sound goofy. I think it should be spelled coler or something, since that tends to be the way it's pronounced. However, that doesn't make any sense with the way everyone's been taught English. Yet another loophole in the system....
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#39
Quote by Stir-Fry
Depends where you live. I favour the U, since I would have failed English if I didn't.

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#40
Quote by Jimmyyoung
Americans invented English now?

All the world's languages were created in labs 3000 feet below Washington DC. Even English.

And no u.
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