Why Americans spell the way they do :)

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Why Americans spell the way they do :)

Post by tony h » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:59 am

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I'm puzzled therefore I think.

Re: Why Americans spell the way they do :)

Post by trolley » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 pm

I always assumed that they were just too busy to waste time on letters that weren't really necessary. Living right upstairs, for the past 60 odd years, I'm pretty familiar with Amlish but I never noticed the missing "e" in axe. And here I thought it was just extra "u"s they had a problem with. They probably miss out on a lot of Scrabble points.
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Post by Shelley » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:28 pm

So it was Noah Webster's fault, eh? Or, rather, NOA.
Ha ha. Scrabble points.
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Re: Why Americans spell the way they do :)

Post by BonnieL » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:08 pm

trolley wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:19 pm
I always assumed that they were just too busy to waste time on letters that weren't really necessary. Living right upstairs, for the past 60 odd years, I'm pretty familiar with Amlish but I never noticed the missing "e" in axe. And here I thought it was just extra "u"s they had a problem with. They probably miss out on a lot of Scrabble points.
And the double "L": as in traveler vs. traveller.
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