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.....
Who knows... maybe these phenomena were (or will be?) caused by another unprecautious incident of time-travelling? - Causing only slight changes, barely noticeable...
Yeh? Rite. Whut ar thu chanzes uv that happining?
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)
- Phil<br /> http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in5379
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?
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.
Wow, It wkors! Tihs is gerat fun!
Gtoto psas tihs on to smoe firedns.
P.S. But it ddni'd wrok wehn I had to gvie my psaswrod...
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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