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  • Colour (down, boy! down!)

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This is a discussion on Colo[u]r within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by Fordy As if I didnt need to ask...which sob changed my post? Don't be so quick to ...

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    Originally posted by Fordy
    As if I didnt need to ask...which sob changed my post?
    Don't be so quick to point fingers. It wasn't me.

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    He edited himself

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    Originally posted by Sean
    I'm sure also know which side of the road to drive on. Stupid ameteurs.
    i drive on the 'correct' side of the road (right) and i say COLOUR (unless im programming in which the compiler might complain....)

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    hm, let me think...

    System.Drawing.Color red = Color.Red;

    In my school we were taught both versions and we could pick individually which we used. However, any mixing was a mistake.

    i.e. favorite colour = one mistake no matter how you twist it...
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    colour suckzzzz

    I have to write colour, when I do my English homework.....

    heh, there are some teachers who still want it.... lol

    BUT

    COLOR RULEZ

    And all programming languages use COLOR


    COLOR RULEZ THE WORLD

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    Originally posted by Zach L.
    Hang on... if you recall it, what'll we do while its in the shop? Speak esperanto?

    No, no.

    While it is the shop being fixed, we shall provide you with a slightly altered version. It is difficult to understand and comprehend but it will get you through.

    We call it English v0.03, street name SCOTTISH.

    Such is life.

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    Actually, American Enlgish was purposely changed just to spite the English. True story
    Really? Know anything about that story, i'd be interested to hear why they seemingly selected a random group of words to change.

    Aluminum and Aluminium always puzzled me.

    Oh and obviously the answer is coloUr!!

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    Well it wasn't just the o/ou debate, the also converted a lot of z's to s's, and I believe while making deals with the French, we agreed to include some French words, which makes me laugh when I hear the English use the word culdersac.

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    Originally posted by Sean
    Well it wasn't just the o/ou debate, the also converted a lot of z's to s's, and I believe while making deals with the French, we agreed to include some French words, which makes me laugh when I hear the English use the word culdersac.
    I never knew it was spelled like that.. And who really cares how its spelled anyhoo?
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    Originally posted by Fountain
    No, no.

    While it is the shop being fixed, we shall provide you with a slightly altered version. It is difficult to understand and comprehend but it will get you through.

    We call it English v0.03, street name SCOTTISH.

    Oh no, not Scottish! Thats one of those unstable development releases, right?
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    I hate to burst the fun of international language bickering, but American English and British English (along with Irish, Scots, Australian, New Zealand, South African, etc.) equally have claim to being the English language because languages change over time. It is nonsense to claim the American and Canadian dialects are not English because these dialects developed from genuine English dialects brought over from England, Scotland, and Ireland. It is true that the American dialects have evolved in their own ways somewhat, but so have the dialects spoken in the British Isles.

    If you really want to go back, English was brought to England because Germanic colonists settled there from what is now the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and elsewhere. Time and poorer communications have, however, allowed English to become signicantly different from the languages where it originated. The differences between the various English dialects are comparitively smaller.

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    English English rules.

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    English English is redundant... Anything else is a contradiction.
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    and the scrore is:
    Color 25 Colour 13

    looks like Colour is losing this one badly!

    b.t.w. did you know you could write "colore" and still pronounce it color! hmmm... interesting!!!!
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    Well of course 'color' is winning! What do you think this is - cprogramming.co.uk?!
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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