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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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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.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Favorite here.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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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.

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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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Humor also.

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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.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Honor and Honour.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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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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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Valor and valour.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**barbie19022002****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-24
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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...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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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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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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Neighbor and neighbour.

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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'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Glamor or glamour

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I don't think administratour is a valid word.

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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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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I don't know too

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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By the way, in the Philippines, we use American, but some use British (some books).

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**Amartyanil****Member**- From: Universe
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Lift and Elevator.

'I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.' - Richard Feynman

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**Amartyanil****Member**- From: Universe
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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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**Amartyanil****Member**- From: Universe
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Chilli and Chili.

'I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.' - Richard Feynman

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**Amartyanil****Member**- From: Universe
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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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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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Meter and Metre.

Zero and Naught

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