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How to Spell like an Australian

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Ok since American spelling seems to be increasingly creeping into the everyday english of australians (due to media, movies etc from America) heres a rough guide of how to stay patriotic for Australia day! :thumbsup:

-OUR (as opposed to -or in America)

eg. Colour, Flavour, Honour, Armour

-RE (as opposed to -er in America)

eg. Centre, Lustre, Metre (as in a unit length, a device which measures something is spelt meter eg. voltmeter)

-ISE or -YSE (as opposed to -ize or -yze in America NB: sometimes interchanged anyway)

eg. Minimise, organise, realise, analyse, paralyse

Other things include

MOULD not mold (and the like)

TYRE not tire

and most importantly: MUM!!!! not Mom!!!!!!! :bang:

added: ARSE not ass


The full list is on wikipedia:

American and British English spelling differences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Have a good Australia Day!
 
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Might I add,
The next 14 somthing I hear say "Yo dawg" I am dead set going to knuckle...
 

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+1 to the OP.

Personally I cringe every time I read "Mom".
 

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The next 14 somthing I hear say "Yo dawg" I am dead set going to knuckle...
I almost died of laughter today at the supermarket hearing kids say "LOL(as elle oh elle) thats so funny"
 

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I once knew a guy at uni who said "lol" out aloud...quite sad.
 

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There is actually a wiki :s and yes it is VERY F-ING annoying hearing "wad up" and seeing idiots wearing their pants half way down their legs....get a F-ING belt
 

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