Friday, June 29, 2007

Spell Me That

Okay, I have given in to a lot of things here. I understand the differences in spelling. I have no problem with flavour, neighbour, colour and all of the rest of those our words. I've even given up on the grey/gray issue. I did have a child at church tell me that my crayola marker had spelled the color/colour wrong. I am also constantly printing out things that the British children correct when they read it but such is life. My Word is the US version and I refuse to have red squiggly lines under half my page to appease a 9 year old. You should have seen it when a friends printer wasn't working and she emailed me a lesson plan - my computer didn't know what to do with half the words. I can get over all of this but please can some explain to my why the word tire is spelled TYRE here? How does this make sense at all? Maybe they are trying to lessen the confusion on being tired and needing some new tires?

4 comments:

Moving Mama said...

The question is: Did they change them or did we? hum. My neighbor is from Ireland and I swear she tries to use words (like, trainers)she thinks I won't understand, just to "impress" me in some way. Or maybe it's just to make me look stupid? Let me ponder this for a minute.

Mom not Mum said...

lmao yep gotta love the trainers. I could make a list of all the footwear with different names - football boots, pumps - I have no idea why they call them pumps because they are black slip on canvas shoes the kids wear for indoor PE.

Julie said...

I love the different words people have for the same things, but the spelling stuff would irk me. Pronunciation, especially here in Utah, gets me. My cousin pronounces crayons as "krenz." Drives me crazy.

Thanks for the comment on my blog, by the way. Newcomers are always welcome.

sandierpastures said...

Wait till you hear how the English words, American or British, are pronounced in Japan!! Crayon would sound KU-RE--YON. COLOR or COLOUR would be KA-RA-- (two dashes for prolonged sound!) and my name would GU-RE-SU (for Grace)