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Been waiting for this one a while...

Postby SuckinOnSodaStraws » May 24, 2012 1:39 am

Was a bit restless so I decide to do a crossword...

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:cavechat: Just had to post. Night' yall.
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Re: Been waiting for this one a while...

Postby batrotter » May 24, 2012 4:13 am

Is it a Brit paper, since they can't spell "terrain" correctly?
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Re: Been waiting for this one a while...

Postby paul » May 24, 2012 6:13 am

batrotter wrote:Is it a Brit paper, since they can't spell "terrain" correctly?


I'm afraid that we also spell "terrain" the same way.

Terrane is a geological term (although it may have been used incorrectly on the crossword puzzle) . :wink:
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Re: Been waiting for this one a while...

Postby Teresa » May 27, 2012 1:05 pm

Or it may not. Terrane as '"a related group of rock formations" would define karst.
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Re: Been waiting for this one a while...

Postby batrotter » May 27, 2012 6:43 pm

OK, OK. I'm always a bit amused by the Brit spellings. How did we in the Americas decide not to spell like the UK?
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Re: Been waiting for this one a while...

Postby Dave Luckins » May 28, 2012 5:30 am

batrotter wrote:OK, OK. I'm always a bit amused by the Brit spellings. How did we in the Americas decide not to spell like the UK?


According to some history wags, we can cite Noah Webster and his dictionary as a big part of the reason Brit and American English is so different. He apparently believed words should be spelled closely to how they sounded. More importantly, he believed America should have its distinct culture and language. So, he set about to make the US language different than the mother tongue.
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Re: Been waiting for this one a while...

Postby NZcaver » May 29, 2012 2:50 pm

Dave Luckins wrote:
batrotter wrote:OK, OK. I'm always a bit amused by the Brit spellings. How did we in the Americas decide not to spell like the UK?


According to some history wags, we can cite Noah Webster and his dictionary as a big part of the reason Brit and American English is so different. He apparently believed words should be spelled closely to how they sounded. More importantly, he believed America should have its distinct culture and language. So, he set about to make the US language different than the mother tongue.

Separated by a common language. That guy Webster has a lot to answer for.
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