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Blue Crab 23-03-2014 10:16

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Originally Posted by goboatingnow (Post 1498631)
I know there's something useful in this thread, but for the life of me I can't find it ;)

Dave


Dave, for me this is it:

I only accept crticism personally on the understanding that it will be proven the fault is not really mine. It is just a matter of timing before the issue is cleared up.
Weavis


:whistling:

weavis 23-03-2014 10:53

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Your welcome. No charge for the first two uses, after that we negotiate.

weavis 23-03-2014 11:05

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Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 1499794)
Hi Weavis... Welcome and thanks for the nice words.. :thumb:
Tho' should give you a heads up.. I'm just about average on boat handling.. loads on here better than me..
My true abilities exist in the realms of Luck and BS...:D


Still on the Island Phil?

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goboatingnow 23-03-2014 17:03

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Originally Posted by Blue Crab (Post 1499884)
Dave, for me this is it:

I only accept crticism personally on the understanding that it will be proven the fault is not really mine. It is just a matter of timing before the issue is cleared up.
Weavis


:whistling:


I like it, a gem hidden in a midden heap

Dave


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Lodesman 23-03-2014 17:57

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Originally Posted by jackdale (Post 1499833)
Are you sure about that? Sounds like the explanation for IALA System B.



William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 1

Well it was before my time, so I can't guarantee the truth in what I've read. I like the explanation in Wikipedia: American and British English spelling differences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Note that humor/humour derives from Latin so would have been "humor" in Middle English, and properly should have stayed that way.

jackdale 23-03-2014 21:21

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Drifting along.

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Originally Posted by Lodesman (Post 1500213)
Well it was before my time, so I can't guarantee the truth in what I've read. I like the explanation in Wikipedia: American and British English spelling differences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Note that humor/humour derives from Latin so would have been "humor" in Middle English, and properly should have stayed that way.

Quote:

Authorities in Canada have also acted from similar political and patriotic motives, as they tried to preserve Canadian English's differences when faced with the American steamroller. In one instance, Sir John A. Macdonald issued an Order in Council (No. 1178 of June 12, 1890, according to the National Library of Canada) that "the English practice be uniformly followed" in official documents of all sorts. From that stems our system of writing honour, colour, theatre and centre instead of using their -or and -er forms.
https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages....funny-eng.html

I keep having to add proper spellings to my spell checker.

My biggest issue was going to grad school in the US.

weavis 24-03-2014 00:57

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Originally Posted by jackdale (Post 1500315)
Drifting along.
https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages....funny-eng.html

I keep having to add proper spellings to my spell checker.

My biggest issue was going to grad school in the US.

Why not use the English (UK) language and Spell checker in MS windows setup?
I have no idea what you would do in MAC..... and I dont want to know!

Lodesman 24-03-2014 06:03

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Originally Posted by jackdale (Post 1500315)
Drifting along.





https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages....funny-eng.html

I keep having to add proper spellings to my spell checker.

My biggest issue was going to grad school in the US.

Drifting further still...
The next paragraph to the one you posted from that link agrees with me:

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Some sources say -or was the original form and travelled with settlers to the Americas, but British usage changed in the mid-nineteenth century under the influence of French, which was considered a more cultivated language. Thus, Britain and her Empire adopted -our spellings, which looked more like the French -eur, along with a preference for -re instead of -er, while the Americans retained the simpler, original forms.

MarkJ 24-03-2014 06:32

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Originally Posted by Lodesman (Post 1500534)
Drifting further still...
The next paragraph to the one you posted from that link agrees with me:


I do love history because often times its not quite what I thought it was!

Thanks for the quotation.


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