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#1 2013-08-03 14:08:02

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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


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#2 2013-08-03 18:23:34

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Favorite here.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#3 2013-08-03 21:41:22

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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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#4 2013-08-03 21:42:53

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Humor also.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#5 2013-08-04 01:30:53

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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 2013-08-04 02:25:19

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Honor and Honour.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#7 2013-08-04 02:50:04

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Labor and Labour.


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#8 2013-08-04 03:41:11

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Valor and valour.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#9 2013-08-04 18:06:55

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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...
 

#10 2013-08-04 20:06:47

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That one was mentioned, I think.

Rumor and Rumour.


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#11 2013-08-04 21:25:40

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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.'
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#12 2013-08-04 21:48:30

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Neighbor and neighbour.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#13 2013-08-04 22:34:24

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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'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda
 

#14 2013-08-04 22:45:25

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Glamor or glamour


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#15 2013-08-04 23:36:53

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


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
 

#16 2013-08-10 13:58:31

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I don't know too


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#17 2013-08-10 14:00:04

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


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#18 2013-08-10 14:11:35

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Lift and Elevator.


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#19 2013-08-10 14:34:40

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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)


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#20 2013-08-10 14:35:53

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Chilli and Chili.


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#21 2013-08-23 22:23:15

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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 2013-09-28 14:48:58

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Meter and Metre.

Zero and Naught


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