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"Color" isn't a word? Answered

Self Explanitory. Put your face closer if you can't see it.

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Doctor What (author)2008-12-07

It's because people in Great Britain think they're better than we are!

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The Jamalam (author)Doctor What2009-07-17

If we didn't exist, you guys wouldn't either.

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Flumpkins (author)The Jamalam2009-07-18

We would exist we would just be speaking with a different accent

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The Jamalam (author)Flumpkins2009-07-18

And language. And culture. And basic way of life. You do the maths.

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Flumpkins (author)The Jamalam2009-07-18
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skunkbait (author)Flumpkins2009-07-19

WOOT 1776!!! ****but I still spell it coloUr*****

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skunkbait (author)Flumpkins2009-07-19

Yeah. When I was a kid, I went to a private school in a small coastal tow which had retained a great bit of English culture and language. SO my spelling and pronunciation stuck out like a sore thumb when I moved to a public school way up in the Appalachain hills! (centre, colour, flavour, etc,)

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Flumpkins (author)skunkbait2009-07-20

Haha. What about theatre?

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Rock Soldier (author)The Jamalam2009-07-18

I would exist. I would just probably be speaking Italian, or German =P

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Jayefuu (author)Doctor What2009-07-18
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skunkbait (author)Jayefuu2009-07-19

Agreed. Otherwise they'd be Better Brittain!

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=SMART= (author)Doctor What2008-12-08

Well you are our theoretical "children", as parents we have to control your crazy spelling

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=SMART= (author)Doctor What2008-12-12

escapees from the prision of "putting u's in words" :D

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11010010110 (author)=SMART=2008-12-12

but the place we are in now is still the prison

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=SMART= (author)2008-12-08

i use colour, its the proper way to spell it

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The Jamalam (author)DJ Radio2009-07-17

Colour. British spelling. Americans can't spell properly :P

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bumpus (author)The Jamalam2009-07-18

Unnecessary bump was unnecessary.

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The Jamalam (author)bumpus2009-07-18

He says, further bumping the topic. Much like I am doing now.

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Goodhart (author)The Jamalam2009-07-23

We're more for conserving our letters for necessary use: colour, is bad enough, but programme is over the top.....

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Rock Soldier (author)The Jamalam2009-07-17

Color is spelled correctly. Firefox says so.

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The Jamalam (author)Rock Soldier2009-07-18

Yes but you are using the incorrect US english dictionary. Learn to use the correct UK dictionary.

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Rock Soldier (author)The Jamalam2009-07-18

No. I used the correct American spelling. You used the Correct English spelling.

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dark sponge (author)2009-07-23

It also says that "Instructable" and "Instructables" are not words. It recommends changing it to "instruct able".

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Punkguyta (author)2009-07-21

I was taught to spell it Colour, but apparently Color is how most people spell it, probably just because it's easier and it's how the brits spell it.

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Jayefuu (author)2009-07-18
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gmjhowe (author)2008-12-08

Well, not only do they spell all their words wrong, they can't even get the right dictionary...

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DJ Radio (author)2008-12-30

ps, its not showing up as an error.

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Kiteman (author)2008-12-07
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Flumpkins (author)Kiteman2008-12-07

But... why? The instructables HQ is in america, isn't it?

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Aye but you might have the wrong version of FF dictionary for your area, granted it's technically the right way.

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He's checking it with the Instructables Spellchecker; Firefox has nothing to do with it.

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skunkbait (author)Kiteman2008-12-08

I've always spelled it colour!? Maybe us hillfolk look a little more positively on language of the land of our origin! As a point of reference, all my family names are good English (and Socts-Irish) ones. Bentley, Eaton, Hamilton, Reeves, Norman, Brice, Whitehurst, etc.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2008-12-08

Kiteman must have hacked instructables.

I should have expected it

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Kiteman? With hacking skills? Stranger things have happened...

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