American Spelling!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:24
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Hey ExplorOz,

Is there anything that you can do to stop the site telling us our spelling is incorrect. I Reckon, things like Metre, etc should be spelled the way they were intended!
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Reply By: Member - tazbaz - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:08

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:08
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Reply By: Member - tazbaz - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:12

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:12
Well said Notso.
It seems to be the way now and applies to grammar and use of words e.g. "gab", "pull" - grab this, grab that; "pull from" instead of remove etc etc. Too much american media!!
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:21

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:21
Why bother? Half those on here cannot spell either version correctly!
Oh, by the way, "metre" is not spelled with a capital "M". (lol, sorry)
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:27

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:27
Aah yes. The difference between "lose" and "loose" is just too difficult for so many.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:30

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:30
Your right Gramps. There often wrong! lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:33

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:33
Or duel and dual. I just love conversations about fighting batteries.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:35

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:35
There is always fighting in 'Battery' threads Rod.
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:38

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:38
I have a duel cab ute... or you would think so when the bloody kids are in the back seat.

I think it is a browser add on, rather than the an EO issue.
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:43

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 13:43
Just thought I'd join the line to have a crack at this one.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:21

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:21
Yes well, it could be said that the capitalisation was for emphasis. It is now telling me that I should spell capitalisation with a flaming z.

My browser is set for English Australia language, so it's got to be a website issue.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 17:58

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 17:58
Just so you know Allan. "Your right Gramps. There often wrong! lol"

Maybe its deliberate but should be,

You're right Gramps. They're often wrong! lol


ROFL

In global settings set your locality to Australia and language to English, Australian or English, United Kingdom.

By default both are set to United States and have to be changed.

Only in the Australian set is there a K on anythingk, somethingk, everythingk or nothingk

He he.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 18:18

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 18:18
Yes Tom, it was a deliberate joke.
You haven't been following me, have you?
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 18:56

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 18:56
Tom, you have left out Queensland with "ay" on the end. No wonder we have a complex.

That's it, I am going back to talking old english and spelling it the same.

I think it is Darwins evolution at work.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 19:05

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 19:05
Yes Allan I have, just checking so those that dont know will get corrected LOL
Anythingk to help.

As a Kiwi I have to have a wee dig.
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 19:17

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 19:17
Forget the apostrophe in "Darwin's" did we?
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 19:45

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 19:45
Yep, just another RSI creator ay.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 20:32

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 20:32
An omitted apostrophe yet?
You see? There is no end to it.
No one is safe.
It will posses your entire being!
Burn the dictionary while you still can.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 07:57

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 07:57
Allan B, sorry but it it's 'you're right', not your right!

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 08:14

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 08:14
It was a joke Shaker. Too subtle maybe?
Oh Gawd!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 08:29

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 08:29
Hey Shaker , maybe it's Alan’s right to say 'your right' and not "you're right", ay.
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:16

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:16
this is starting to tyre me out
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:34

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 12:34
I can feel my pedant swinging!

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:02

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:02
But aren't we destined to become the 51st state.....if not already so???

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:34

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:34
Does EO even have a spell checker?

Where is it?

I didn't think it'd had one for years.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:44

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:44
It underlines the so called spelling errors in red. If you right click on the red bit it gives you American suggestions.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:49

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:49
Yes - It is a browser issue and nothing to do with the now non-existent EO spell check.

I use Firefox and you can add words to your "dictionary"...so if it tries to correct your Australian spelling just "Add to Dictionary". Problem solved.



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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:46

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 14:46
Spell checker is being supplied by your web-browser. Check settings to modify.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:01

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:01
Yep - though not sure (for some at least) if in built in language settings in browsers fix spell check ....

Here is English (Australian) Dictionary add on for Firefox.

No idea if it works.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:05

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:05
Chrome browser spell check setting does the trick...

Set Google Chrome to Australian spelling

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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 19:07

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 19:07
I have the language set to Australian English, I deleted the US English language entirely. I already have the Aus English Dictionary installed and no US English Dictionary. So something is over riding all this.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:16

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:16
I agree whole heartedly. Bye the way it's "spelt". hi

But aren't we becoming Americanised all over the place.

A shame

Now I will read the other responses. This thread should be a real laugh but with a serious meaning underneath. I am an Australian also.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:58

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:58
Hi Phil,

'Spelt', as in word composition as distinct from a wheat variety, is the old English (Germanic) past participle of 'spell'. It is now generally replaced by 'spelled' in British usage although both forms are acceptable. American usage is 'spelled'.

I must declare that I am not alone in considering that some American spelling is an improvement on the old English forms. 'Spelled' being one of them. At least America had the opportunity to reconsider their language whereas we Australians have worn colonial manacles for too many years.

Oh by the bye, it is 'by the way' not 'bye the way'. lol
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Reply By: vk1dx - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:18

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:18
I said that it would be a laugh to read all the response.

Thanks.

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Reply By: Greenant - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 17:42

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 17:42
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 21:06

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 21:06
Yes - it can be read. But it takes twice as long and a lot of the meaning can be lost. It makes it harder to comprehend. Not a good way to truly communicate and isn't that what the correct grammar is all about - communicating with the written word.

We can all write, maybe that is, but we aren't all writers!

And exactly why there is a call for better english and mathematics to be taught at schools.

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Reply By: Member - Russler - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 07:46

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 07:46
I changed my dictionary to 'Star Wars - Yoda'. Get my spelling correct, I must
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Reply By: Member - Ups and Downs - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 09:27

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 09:27
Americans are filthy so and so's..

Why would you piss or shyte in the bath?
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Reply By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 20:52

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 20:52
Me I can spell a bit.
But I flunked english.
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Reply By: eaglefree - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 22:09

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 22:09
I take a different view to most.

The English language had always adjusted over time, albeit slowly.

The USA spelling is far more sensible.

Yes we will lose some character by being forced to follow that language on computers...annoying.

Most of us older people have been lost with the rapid introduction of technology and like it or not its here to stay.

In year 2100 Aussies will be amused that one time we spelt metre as we do and other words. And we never threw a "shrimp" on a barbie.

Our spelling will officially become American but we won't lose our character.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 22:40

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 22:40
G'day Tony,
Now that's pure Aussie. (I refer to "G'day", not necessarily "Tony")

I lean your way, "metre" excepted. As 'metre' and 'meter' are entirely different things, why spell them the same? Homographs have been one of the follies of the english language?....... Row, wound, refuse etc.

And if you prefer the American spelling, why do you use the Old English "spelt" in favour of "spelled"?
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Reply By: eaglefree - Friday, May 20, 2016 at 00:30

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 00:30
That's just my point Allan.
When I used the spelling "spelt" you actually knew what the word referred to. If I used spelled you'd know it referred to the same.
Same with all American words spelt/spelled differently....color. Show me one person that wouldn't know the meaning if that word!! Who the hell put a "u" in there? I see a stubbornness in the older generations that will eventually die out. No offense to anyone. I fully understand that.
Its a changing world, that changes too fast for our minds to accept.
Doesn't "offense" have a "c" instead of an "s".....???????..
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Follow Up By: wozzie (WA) - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 01:23

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 01:23
What about " the horse was spelled in the paddock"
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 07:38

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 07:38
Yes but can we take your arguments seriously when you answer a post in a sub-thread by starting a new sub-thread?
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Reply By: Member - pete g1 - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 17:49

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 17:49
.......possums..

...we're all dammed when the 'golden arches' advertise their blood y products with a wonderous yank goo identified as......ketchup !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

note to millennium generation...it's call TOMATO SAUCE in Australia
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 17:53

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 17:53
Nah Mate, It's 'Dead Horse' here in Oz.
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