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I have no idea what happened to the "u".....maybe we Americans just want as many shortcuts as possible? I suppose you could also ask why we put the "e" in words such as theater before the "r" instead of after it.....
 
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Who knows... maybe these phenomena were (or will be?) caused by another unprecautious incident of time-travelling? - Causing only slight changes, barely noticeable...
 
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Yeh? Rite. Whut ar thu chanzes uv that happining?


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I heard once that good old Ben Franklyn tried to rationalise the American language, to get rid of all those superfluous letters that we Brits cling to. I don't know if it's true, though. (Or should that be tho' ?)

Phil (the resident Brit)
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I think it's because we Americans look for more effecient ways to do things. A 'u' in colour? Who needs it? 'E' at the end of "theatre?" Let's move it up a notch.

See how much quicker things get done?

Best,

Pete
 
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I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg.
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid.
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Amzanig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorant.
 
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Wow, It wkors! Tihs is gerat fun!
Gtoto psas tihs on to smoe firedns.

Crehes, Mnees

P.S. But it ddni'd wrok wehn I had to gvie my psaswrod...
 
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LOL! We've long since established the computer *isn't* a human mind! (After all, what human could possibly have deleted those 300-some posts from "Ruled Paper" with all those great pictures of Robert Fuller? No human could resist!)
 
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