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#30 - xxxsonic fanxxx (07/31/2014) [-]
I always ******* hate it when Americans spell those words with a "u" in it. It's not even so much the spelling of it, but the people that do that tend to be pretentious ***** and want to seem well-cultured. Art students in particular tend to do that and then they always bitch about getting marked off on papers because they spell it incorrectly. It's a regional variation; all languages have them and it makes sense to adhere to the way your country uses its particular language.
User avatar #161 to #30 - HonkIfIDriveWell (07/31/2014) [-]
You should never be marked wrong for that, though. American teachers should know that their country spells a lot of words badly. They are teachers after all.
User avatar #57 to #30 - OsamaBinLadenz (07/31/2014) [-]
Now, I spell words the way Americans spell them, and I do see where you're coming from, but what you're describing isn't 100% accurate.

Literally every country that has English courses teach them the way the U.K. spells their words and use names the U.K. uses for names that might be different in the U.S.

Perhaps, like the people who want us to make a change to the metric system from the imperial system, they just want to do what the rest of the world is doing so it's less complicated.

To be fair, though, we can suck " **** off" to the Brits who want us to stop saying "soccer", because their upper-class citizens invented the word before their middle-class and lower-class citizens dubbed it "football".
User avatar #169 to #57 - aerius (07/31/2014) [-]
I think it just might be because it's a game in which you kick a ball using your feet. As opposed to American football, AKA handegg.
User avatar #200 to #169 - OsamaBinLadenz (07/31/2014) [-]
Well, if I'm correct, didn't the British use of "soccer" stem from "assocation football"? They both pretty much mean the same thing, in that respect.
User avatar #58 to #57 - OsamaBinLadenz (07/31/2014) [-]
Edit: And even then, it may not be because they want to do it the way the rest of the world wants to do it. They may want to do it the traditional way.

Although I do think it's entirely possible that there are cunts who just want to brag about how cultured they are.
User avatar #33 to #30 - turkeyslapper ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
No dude it's just america, most ppl who speaks English use the uk spelling for all words. Some places may have different slang and call things by different names but they spell the common words the same as the uk. Americans have their own American-English dictionaries, everyone else uses uk English dictionaries.
#51 to #33 - xxxsonic fanxxx (07/31/2014) [-]
I wasn't referring to JUST English. Spanish for example; The Spanish they speak in Spain has differences to the Spanish they speak in Mexico.
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