Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Jul 2009 19:10 UTC
Internet & Networking We've been talking about the browser ballot screen for a while now, which led to some obvious questions we couldn't answer. As it turns out (and I completely missed this), Microsoft actually posted a fairly detailed description of its proposal [.doc] on its website last Friday. It details everything from what it means not to have Internet Explorer installed to what the ballot screen will look like.
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RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF
by drstorm on Tue 28th Jul 2009 21:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by FunkyELF"
drstorm
Member since:
2009-04-24

I used to study British English in school, but I never accepted it. I'm a big fan of American English.

"Recognise" is more or less OK, but I just can't cope with stuff like "colour", "programme", "centre", etc.

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RE[3]: Comment by FunkyELF
by rajan r on Tue 28th Jul 2009 23:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF"
rajan r Member since:
2005-07-27

To this day, I can never understand the Poms who spell "flour" with a u. How unnecessary.

(With things like "lighted" instead of lit, and words like "gotten" frequently used, putting a full stop after Mr, Mrs, Ms, etc - American English is hardly more efficient).

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RE[4]: Comment by FunkyELF
by lemur2 on Wed 29th Jul 2009 00:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by FunkyELF"
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2007-02-17

To this day, I can never understand the Poms who spell "flour" with a u. How unnecessary. (With things like "lighted" instead of lit, and words like "gotten" frequently used, putting a full stop after Mr, Mrs, Ms, etc - American English is hardly more efficient).


Without the "u", the word flour would read as the same pronunciation as floor, rhymes with door.

AFAIK, in countries where English is the first language, British spelling conventions are followed more often than American spelling.

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RE[4]: Comment by FunkyELF
by DigitalAxis on Wed 29th Jul 2009 07:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by FunkyELF"
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2005-08-28

Flour? You mean, the ingredient in cakes and breads? That's ALWAYS been spelled 'flour'.

Somehow I suspect you knew that though.

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