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Postby One-Eye » 9/30/2002, 10:18 pm

Okay, the U is like Canada itself. Not really necessary, but every once in awhile you notice it and think, "Hey, wait, is that supposed to be there? Kinda pretty, kinda neat, kinda different, but... what's the point?" and then you shrug and forget about it again. :mrgreen: :clumsy:

BUT I will say that "flavour" is much sexier than "flavor". :nod:
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Postby christa lynn » 9/30/2002, 10:21 pm

Actually, the U does have a purpose. It's supposed to lengthen the vowel . . . . I think.
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Postby One-Eye » 9/30/2002, 10:32 pm

Oh, and once my sister's fiance spent hours messing with the BNL song "Grade 9" and finally got it so they said "Ninth Grade". In defense of his this pathetic waste of time, he said, "But their way was wrong!"

I really don't understand him at all. :neutral:
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Postby gravity » 10/1/2002, 4:13 am

after the revolutionary war, america wanted to seperate themselves from britain. Webster, of webster's dictionary, dropped silent letters and u's from words that he felt didnt need them. To make a long story short, useage dictates correctness.....if enough people do it the wrong way, in grammar, it is eventually correct.
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Postby defying_gravity » 10/1/2002, 4:31 am

Lynnever wrote:Actually, the U does have a purpose. It's supposed to lengthen the vowel . . . . I think.


Yeah. You don't say the end of "colour" like you say the word "or".
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Postby Corey » 10/1/2002, 11:01 am

Aerindipity wrote:What about "grade 4" or "fourth grade"???

One is clearly right; the other clearly wrong. :nod:


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Postby superrgirll » 10/1/2002, 12:58 pm

gravity wrote:after the revolutionary war, america wanted to seperate themselves from britain. Webster, of webster's dictionary, dropped silent letters and u's from words that he felt didnt need them. To make a long story short, useage dictates correctness.....if enough people do it the wrong way, in grammar, it is eventually correct.

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Postby stlloki » 10/1/2002, 1:26 pm

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Postby joe_canadian » 10/1/2002, 1:28 pm

Aerindipity wrote:Okay, the U is like Canada itself. Not really necessary, but every once in awhile you notice it and think, "Hey, wait, is that supposed to be there? Kinda pretty, kinda neat, kinda different, but... what's the point?" and then you shrug and forget about it again. :mrgreen: :clumsy:


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Postby Axtech » 10/1/2002, 2:40 pm

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Postby luckyJQ9 » 10/1/2002, 2:44 pm

NOOO!!! Please lets not all get involved in a Canada war..those are the worst....

p.s.: i love canada..i owe it so much.
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Postby superboots » 10/1/2002, 2:44 pm

aww, come on guys, you have to admit...it's funny.

I saw a documentary on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and Vietnam War vets, and decided that I'm pretty sure that I want to live in Canada, once I finish my schooling. That kinda was "the straw that broke the camel's back" (yeah, I know, corny idiom) The stuff that they made these soldiers do, I don't even want to talk about it. :neutral: Disturbing, to say the least.
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Postby luckyJQ9 » 10/1/2002, 2:58 pm

we learned about the canadian government today...i kinda like...i want to move to canada cause it's impossible to seriously hate canada..unless you're a moron who doesn't matter. i love canada..they have so much to offer and don't get enough credit. :nod:
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Postby Xavier870 » 10/1/2002, 3:30 pm

^^^^^ :nod: :nod: :nod:
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Postby Blister » 10/1/2002, 3:32 pm

Damnit. That U is British, not Canadian. I lay claims on that U!

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Postby superboots » 10/1/2002, 3:49 pm

I've gotten in heated discussions about the American English language with one of my friends. I think that people should speak proper english and be gramatically correct, and he thinks that language has evolved and it's perfectly ok to say things like, "he don't know nothing," "I did that good" "What are them things," etc.

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His main argument: if everybody still spoke "proper English," we'd be saying things like "thee, thou, hither, etc"

Does anybody have any thoughts on this? You'll never change my mind, but I like to know what the young people of this generation think about this issue.
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Postby One-Eye » 10/1/2002, 3:53 pm

joe_canadian wrote:
Aerindipity wrote:Okay, the U is like Canada itself. Not really necessary, but every once in awhile you notice it and think, "Hey, wait, is that supposed to be there? Kinda pretty, kinda neat, kinda different, but... what's the point?" and then you shrug and forget about it again. :mrgreen: :clumsy:


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:lol: Calm down... Canada's great; I'd live there if I could. :mrgreen: :nod:
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Postby Corey » 10/1/2002, 4:45 pm

luckyJQ9 wrote:we learned about the canadian government today...i kinda like...i want to move to canada cause it's impossible to seriously hate canada..unless you're a moron who doesn't matter. i love canada..they have so much to offer and don't get enough credit. :nod:


You're kidding right?
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Postby lora » 10/1/2002, 4:52 pm

Our pretty canadian government makes me laugh. Hard.
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Postby the android » 10/1/2002, 5:11 pm

*clumsyrific* wrote:His main argument: if everybody still spoke "proper English," we'd be saying things like "thee, thou, hither, etc"

Does anybody have any thoughts on this? You'll never change my mind, but I like to know what the young people of this generation think about this issue.


That's not "proper english". That's Old English.
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