What is wrong with the letter "U"?

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
November 20, 2007 11:25am CST
In England where they speak English and in Australia and Canada we spell things right. In the USA they have dropped the u in lot's of words. Why they have I have no idea. It seems like an anti-u conspiracy. Normally I can live with it but it annoys the hell out of me when spell check says I have spelling errors when in reality I don't. To me I see colours and taste flavours, but the damn spell check says I see colors and taste flavors and I don't! Is this a conspiracy to rid the letter U or am I just paranoid? Long live the letter U!
2 responses
@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
I don't know if I remember right, but I think I read somewhere a long time ago that American English dropped off the u's in words that really don't need it, ease up on the spelling or something. I may be wrong though. It's too bad that there isn't a spellcheck you can turn on for British English.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
20 Nov 07
Ahh yes the dumbing down of a nation. Drop the u and spell by sound.
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@Lightlord (379)
• Greece
20 Nov 07
Hehe that's one of the things I am wondering: "Where the hell is the mistake in colours?" when I write in Microsoft Word. I am not native english speaker and I learn british english at school (harder to understand when listening than US english but no matter) and I know most of the words by the british english version so I too say colours instead of colors and flavours instead of flavors. It is annoying sometimes, but there is nothing we can do about it... except maybe turn off spelling check :)
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
20 Nov 07
I think that spell check should be neighbourly and have it both ways.