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#1 2013-08-02 16:08:02

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Favorite or favourite?

I don't know why my spell checker says that favourite is incorrect. Maybe American English spell check?

By the way, favourite is British English. smile


I will have a name change soon. By the way, welcome to the Philippines, Pope Francis! big_smile

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#2 2013-08-02 20:23:34

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Re: Favorite

Favorite here.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2013-08-02 23:41:22

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There are many similar cases. I think the most well known is colo(u)r. There is also flavo(u)r of those I can remember.


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“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#4 2013-08-02 23:42:53

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Re: Favorite

Humor also.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#5 2013-08-03 03:30:53

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Center and Centre too


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#6 2013-08-03 04:25:19

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Honor and Honour.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#7 2013-08-03 04:50:04

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Labor and Labour.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#8 2013-08-03 05:41:11

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Valor and valour.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#9 2013-08-03 20:06:55

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Re: Favorite

Flavor and flavour too...


Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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#10 2013-08-03 22:06:47

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That one was mentioned, I think.

Rumor and Rumour.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#11 2013-08-03 23:25:40

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Silencer and Muffler


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#12 2013-08-03 23:48:30

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Neighbor and neighbour.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#13 2013-08-04 00:34:24

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Administratour and Administrator


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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#14 2013-08-04 00:45:25

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Glamor or glamour


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#15 2013-08-04 01:36:53

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I don't think administratour is a valid word. smile


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#16 2013-08-09 15:58:31

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Re: Favorite

I don't know too


I will have a name change soon. By the way, welcome to the Philippines, Pope Francis! big_smile

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#17 2013-08-09 16:00:04

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By the way, in the Philippines, we use American, but some use British (some books).


I will have a name change soon. By the way, welcome to the Philippines, Pope Francis! big_smile

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#18 2013-08-09 16:11:35

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Re: Favorite

Lift and Elevator.


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#19 2013-08-09 16:34:40

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Splendour and Splendor.

Aubergine and Eggplant. In India and South Africa, we say Brinjal.

Encyclopaedia and Encyclopedia.

Inverted Comma and Quotation Mark.

Practise(verb) and Practice(verb). Practice(noun) and Practice(noun).

Cauldron and Caldron.

Puma and Cougar. Also Mountain Lion, Cheetah(in India), Panther.
British English(left) and American English(right)


"You can never be too old or too young. A person's age is irrelevant." - bobbym

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#20 2013-08-09 16:35:53

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Re: Favorite

Chilli and Chili.


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#21 2013-08-23 00:23:15

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Re: Favorite

You can also find this comparison of British and American English on:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_British_and_American_English


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#22 2013-09-27 16:48:58

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Re: Favorite

Meter and Metre.

Zero and Naught


I will have a name change soon. By the way, welcome to the Philippines, Pope Francis! big_smile

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