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The Uk Vs Australia!

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Gizi

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This is not going to be a battle :P I just want to know some words that are spelled differently in the UK. I'll spell them how we spell them here and you can do it how you spell it over there :)

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I think you'll find a lot of the words are spelt the same as a lot of your ancestors were forcibly sent there from Britain! :lol!:
 

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I think the biggest difference in spelling and vocabulary is with the US. I'm sure there are some differences with Australia too though, I just can't think of any at the moment!
 

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Do you (UK) spell it Mum or Mom? Because I know that that's how the Americans spell it but i have a British friend and she spells it Mom.

This is one of my pet peeves at the moment - the correct spelling in the UK is Mum, which is in line with our pronunciation. However, more and more people are using the spelling Mom which is just really annoying when it's someone you know fine well doesn't use that pronunciation!
 

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This is one of my pet peeves at the moment - the correct spelling in the UK is Mum, which is in line with our pronunciation. However, more and more people are using the spelling Mom which is just really annoying when it's someone you know fine well doesn't use that pronunciation!
Wow that's got to be annoying! What ever happened to continuity!? xD
 

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Yes Australia and UK should have the same spellings. When the travellers went and stole the land from the native Americans they wanted to appear a separate country and one way of getting their own identity was to sodomise the English language with the likes of favorite, color, etc etc
 

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Blame the US for their bad spelling of favourite!
Yes, they seem to have dropped the "you" out of every word having "ou" in it. Ten there is "z" for everywhere we would put an "s". How about license for licence, what's wrong with 2 "c"s! My all time favourite bugaboo "tire" for "tyre"!
 
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