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Posted: 15 August 2006 at 8:50am | IP Logged
~LiL*PrInCeZ~!!! Ur so defensive - ur like a die-hard american english supporter. LOL LOL LOL

Naina did bring up a good point. It depends on what you feel comfortable with. But what abt writing in American English? Is writing 'mom' or 'color' easier than writing 'mum' or 'colour'? What do our fellow debate members have a say in this?

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Posted: 15 August 2006 at 3:07pm | IP Logged
mom is spelled M-O-M...wats this "mum u speak of?

and color IS C-O-L-O-R...stop adding extra letters....and yea..i perfer american english...written, spoken or heard

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Posted: 15 August 2006 at 4:42pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by bubble_gum

~LiL*PrInCeZ~!!! Ur so defensive - ur like a die-hard american english supporter. LOL LOL LOL

Naina did bring up a good point. It depends on what you feel comfortable with. But what abt writing in American English? Is writing 'mom' or 'color' easier than writing 'mum' or 'colour'? What do our fellow debate members have a say in this?

again "ease of writing" depends on what you're used to and what you've been taught from the very beginning. most people who prefer british english have been taught that way from the beginning and feel that they are making a spelling mistake when they use american english.

the same can be said for those who have studied american english from the beginning.

i frankly prefer using some american english words - especially for spellings such as encyclopedia (v. encyclopaedia), diarrhea (v. diarrhoea), analyze (v. analyse) - i find them more convenient to use.

conversely, i would not spell colour as color or jewellery as jewelry because I'm simply not used to it.

 

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Posted: 15 August 2006 at 8:07pm | IP Logged
tanaz di...u r such a fence sitter (for this debate only)

lolz...u canadians r stuch in btwn LOL LOL LOL


and yea tanaz di is right....ease of writing follows the same procedure as ease of speaking...we spell words the way we learnt thm and r used to spelling thm....i dont think ive ever spelled anything the british way...its just 2 weird...lol and wats more is tht wen i see it spelled tht way i stop 4 a moment cuz it looks different than wat im used to...thn i get over it cuz i noe itz in british english

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Yeah, I know - I'm enjoying watching the debate from both sides this time. LOL

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Posted: 16 August 2006 at 8:09am | IP Logged
easier to speak and understand is american english, but my do the british people accents rock! they sound so sophisticated.

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Posted: 17 August 2006 at 12:57am | IP Logged
sophisticated?...lol yea yea watever...jus cuz u cant understand them LOL

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Posted: 17 August 2006 at 1:52am | IP Logged

How about Canadian English EHH?Wink..this topic should be Canadian Eng or American EngTongue.

I prefer Can/American English..its so much easier and doesnt use big words..like Harry PotterEmbarrassed..although when harry potter speaks in British English it sounds cuteLOLEmbarrassed

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