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sweetness34
07-29-2006, 12:14 PM
This post is way out from left field, but since it involves a couple guys on this board, I figure I'd ask about it...

The word "favorite" has been spelled two ways on this board. I spell it favorite, but I've see guys like Moses spell it favourite. Maybe it's just a regional thing, where different parts of the world spell it differently.

I was just wondering if there's a correct way to spell it, or if both ways are ok. I've always wondered about it...

And no, there is not a point to this thread if you're wondering.... :D

Dillen
07-29-2006, 12:16 PM
Favorite is the way Americans spell it. Favourite is the way Canadians and others spell it, just like how they spell it colour.

I thought everyone knew this. :?

rchrd
07-29-2006, 12:17 PM
In English it's supposed to be favourite. America doesnt seem to like the use of the letter 'u' in a lot of words, colour being another one.

edit, ^^ great minds etc etc

sweetness34
07-29-2006, 12:18 PM
Favorite is the way Americans spell it. Favourite is the way Canadians and others spell it, just like how they spell it colour.

I thought everyone knew this. :?

Apparently not or I wouldn't be asking... :lol:

I just never was told why people spell them two different ways, so I asked....

bearfan
07-29-2006, 12:21 PM
yeah us americans are just cool like that 8)

P-L
07-29-2006, 12:46 PM
Scott is from America, therefore it should be spelled "favorite" on his board. :D

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
07-29-2006, 12:47 PM
Canada spells it favourite, as was said before me.

Vince Lombardi
07-29-2006, 12:49 PM
color or colour
grey or gray

Xonraider
07-29-2006, 12:58 PM
Center is Centre

I really thought everyone knew this..

giantfAn
07-29-2006, 12:58 PM
Center is Centre

I really thought everyone knew this..and then you run into hicks.

Smokey Joe
07-29-2006, 01:03 PM
mq cont speeel nanthang.

sweetness34
07-29-2006, 01:05 PM
mq cont speeel nanthang.

You wouldn't be the one who voted "Can't Spell" would you Smokey? :lol:

It's ok, we all have our problems.... :D

Moses
07-29-2006, 01:08 PM
Americans decided to change how a lot of words are spelled for some reason. Another interesting one is donut instead of doughnut.

giantfAn
07-29-2006, 01:11 PM
Americans decided to change how a lot of words are spelled for some reason. Another interesting one is donut instead of doughnut.actually i recognize both and im american... i think we changed our language to more so seperate up from the brits during the revolutionary war. kind of a way to supress the crown and give us american our "own" language if you will.

Nerv
07-29-2006, 01:35 PM
theater
theatre

Different places you go to will spell their theater name differently.

Shane P. Hallam
07-29-2006, 01:40 PM
theater
theatre

Different places you go to will spell their theater name differently.

Well, that actually means two different things. Being a theatre minor, A "theater" is the physical place. I am going to the theater to watch a play. "theatre" is the art. musical theatre. People often often misuse those two terms, but it isn't a regional thing.

Nerv
07-29-2006, 01:44 PM
theater
theatre

Different places you go to will spell their theater name differently.

Well, that actually means two different things. Being a theatre minor, A "theater" is the physical place. I am going to the theater to watch a play. "theatre" is the art. musical theatre. People often often misuse those two terms, but it isn't a regional thing.

Haha you take theater classes, what a nerd.

Shane P. Hallam
07-29-2006, 01:44 PM
theater
theatre

Different places you go to will spell their theater name differently.

Well, that actually means two different things. Being a theatre minor, A "theater" is the physical place. I am going to the theater to watch a play. "theatre" is the art. musical theatre. People often often misuse those two terms, but it isn't a regional thing.

Haha you take theater classes, what a nerd.

theatre classes my friend!

Nerv
07-29-2006, 02:03 PM
theater
theatre

Different places you go to will spell their theater name differently.

Well, that actually means two different things. Being a theatre minor, A "theater" is the physical place. I am going to the theater to watch a play. "theatre" is the art. musical theatre. People often often misuse those two terms, but it isn't a regional thing.

Haha you take theater classes, what a nerd.

theatre classes my friend!

Hate to say it, but that isnt helping your cause buddy :D

Namy
07-29-2006, 02:21 PM
or like realise and realize.

steelersfan43
07-29-2006, 02:25 PM
for center and stuff like that i have always been taught that it is center and not centre. :? if you pronounce it like its spelled centre sounds ********

Smokey Joe
07-29-2006, 02:31 PM
mq cont speeel nanthang.

You wouldn't be the one who voted "Can't Spell" would you Smokey? :lol:

It's ok, we all have our problems.... :D
Iw cont speeel sod iwd vooot mq cont speeel.

Okay, enough with the act... :twisted:

Canadian_kid16
07-29-2006, 02:33 PM
for center and stuff like that i have always been taught that it is center and not centre. :? if you pronounce it like its spelled centre sounds ***********

its like Farve and Favre...doesn't make sense :lol:

diabsoule
07-29-2006, 03:16 PM
American's spell the word favorite exactly as I just spelled it.
Europeans, specifically British, spell it as favourite.

slightlyaraiderfan
07-29-2006, 04:02 PM
This is a spelling related question, is it "alot" or "a lot"..? I've different things from teachers/professors and other people.

draftguru151
07-29-2006, 04:03 PM
This is a spelling related question, is it "alot" or "a lot"..? I've different things from teachers/professors and other people.

A lot.

steelersfan43
07-29-2006, 04:03 PM
This is a spelling related question, is it "alot" or "a lot"..? I've different things from teachers/professors and other people.

a lot

slightlyaraiderfan
07-29-2006, 04:07 PM
I must have had a stupid High School English teacher then.. :?

dx13579
07-29-2006, 04:09 PM
I must have had a stupid High School English teacher then.. :?

It's ok SARF only like 3 people on this form can spell DEFINITELY correctly!

slightlyaraiderfan
07-29-2006, 04:25 PM
I must have had a stupid High School English teacher then.. :?

It's ok SARF only like 3 people on this form can spell DEFINITELY correctly!
I'm defenetly not one of those 3.

Shane P. Hallam
07-29-2006, 04:45 PM
I must have had a stupid High School English teacher then.. :?

It's ok SARF only like 3 people on this form can spell DEFINITELY correctly!
I'm defenetly not one of those 3.

Yeah, you definitely blow at spelling...

O_RLY
07-30-2006, 12:16 AM
I hate it when people on the forums can't spell or use correct grammar. "there team will be the best this year"

yodabear
07-30-2006, 12:50 AM
Yodachu

Shane P. Hallam
07-30-2006, 12:52 AM
Yodachu

And what language is that O wise one?

yodabear
07-30-2006, 12:54 AM
Yodachu

And what language is that O wise one?

Yodachu.....it is a craze sweeping all over the world.

draftguru151
07-30-2006, 01:12 AM
I hate it when people on the forums can't spell or use correct grammar. "there team will be the best this year"

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1056598/orly_owl.jpg

yodabear
07-30-2006, 01:16 AM
I hate it when people on the forums can't spell or use correct grammar. "there team will be the best this year"

IDC what u think. I will say the things I wanna say, the way I wanna say them. Gotta problem with that, good for u, protest, be the American. Stand tall for things u think are right. PROTEST, it is ur privlage and God Bless America.

draftguru151
07-30-2006, 01:17 AM
I hate it when people on the forums can't spell or use correct grammar. "there team will be the best this year"

IDC what u think. I will say the things I wanna say, the way I wanna say them. Gotta problem with that, good for u, protest, be the American. Stand tall for things u think are right. PROTEST, it is ur privlage and God Bless America.

I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it.

GermanSaint
07-30-2006, 01:48 AM
Favorit - Fa - wo - reed