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We spell words differently than you!! Mom is Mum lol and others

Posted by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 2:55 AM
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In Australia we have a few words that we spell differently than you guys in America. Well spell Mum, color, honor and there are words that you use a Z in it and we use a S :) It can actually make spell check hard because it is based on American spelling and not Australian :)
by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 2:55 AM
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britadams10
by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 2:58 AM

thats wild, i never knew that, well besides mum

NBean311
by Chivette on Apr. 11, 2013 at 2:58 AM
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You spelled color and honor the way they are generally spelled in the US. 

Colour is the preferred spelling in other places though. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 11, 2013 at 2:58 AM
This isn't new....
JJsmommy4evr
by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Yeah I noticed that reading a lot of my aunt's Harlequinn's growing up.😇

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 11, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Favorite? Don't you put a u in there? It's also European. My husband grew up in Europe so he has some problems with a few words.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 11, 2013 at 3:01 AM
We spell it color and honor too. Canada, as well as other places add a "u", we don't.

Side note: my kids call their great grandma "Mum".
livric
by Gold Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 3:01 AM


umm lol, I know it is not new :)  I was just thinking that it is funny how there are differences between countries..  thats all :)

Quoting Anonymous:

This isn't new....



Misery_Stitches
by Silver Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 3:01 AM
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I'm in New Zealand, and find that not only do we spell things different, we often have different words too.

For example crib for us is cot, flip flops are called jandles, swim suits/bathers etc are called togs.
livric
by Gold Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 3:02 AM


yeah we do :)  there are actually quite a few words that are different.  I actually get confused sometimes and spell a word the American spelling  :)

Quoting Anonymous:

Favorite? Don't you put a u in there? It's also European. My husband grew up in Europe so he has some problems with a few words.



livric
by Gold Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 3:07 AM


too true :)  since joining CM  I feel like I have had to learn an entire new language :P

Quoting Misery_Stitches:

I'm in New Zealand, and find that not only do we spell things different, we often have different words too.

For example crib for us is cot, flip flops are called jandles, swim suits/bathers etc are called togs.



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