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Old 11-17-2005, 03:09 PM   #21
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:48 PM   #22
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"Check" is the proper spelling here in America, in case anyone cared. Probably just another case of our country's founders going renegade and pointlessly changing the way a random word is spelled, same as them flip-flopping the names of random sports, etc.. I love this place.
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:06 PM   #23
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"Check" is the proper spelling here in America, in case anyone cared. Probably just another case of our country's founders going renegade and pointlessly changing the way a random word is spelled, same as them flip-flopping the names of random sports, etc.. I love this place.
Are you serious? So you check your check to make sure that it doesn't have any errors on it?

You learn something new every day ...
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:43 PM   #24
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Yeah, American English is truly bizarre at times - the one I love is that we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway. Only in America...

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Old 11-17-2005, 05:57 PM   #25
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Well, in all fairness, you can also drive on a driveway and park on a parkway (if there's street parking or a lot of traffic )
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:16 PM   #26
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Are you serious? So you check your check to make sure that it doesn't have any errors on it?
Heh. I thought you were just being facetious earlier. Yes, "check" is the correct spelling on our side of the pond.

We don't spell "license" the same way as you, either (which I learned the hard way proofing one of Jack's articles...)
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:25 PM   #27
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UKers also drive on the wrong side of the road.






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Old 11-17-2005, 06:28 PM   #28
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>>Aluminium<<


I rest my case !
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:47 PM   #29
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You actually made me LOL. Nice job.

And tabacco, I love the new sig. If I wasn't so damn masculine (...) I might have cried with what happened after he said that.... You watch the show at all?
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And tabacco, I love the new sig. If I wasn't so damn masculine (...) I might have cried with what happened after he said that.... You watch the show at all?
Obviously you haven't read 50% of my posts in chit chat
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:42 AM   #31
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I rest my case !
Aluminium was discovered by Humphry Dav[e?]y, he of the miner's lamp. He originally called it aluminum, so for once the American spelling is correct...

EDIT: as that Wiki article states
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:45 PM   #32
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And now you know the rest of the story!
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