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LegitDesigns says

Why couldn’t they just make it 1 word and EVERYONE use it!

Me being from the United States, Its so weird seeing it spelled “C O L O U R ” Its like the ‘U’ is giving it more a of french type of accent” COL -EW-OR

No offense to those who are from Europe and Canada who spell it that way, just sayin :)

What are your thoughts?

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KiaJavid says

I prefer “color”. It’s easier, shorter and sound natural

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dtbaker Moderator says

The Aussies spell it that way too, we put U’s in everything: favourites, cheque etc. It comes from the UK influence for us.

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outandouter says

Color FTW ! At least, this is how we spell it in programming languages! :D

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ChillThemes says

Never been bothered by it, maybe I would if anyone that uses British English starts putting U’s in everything, whether they belong there or not.

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dtbaker Moderator says

(the other dtbaker here)

Why couldn’t they just make it 1 word and EVERYONE use it:

I guess back in the day when the English language was evolving and spreading to places like the US and Australia, transport and communication between continents was limited. So we each borrowed our own words and spelling from here and there to build up the language we all speak and write nowadays. If transport and communication was at todays level, then I’m sure we’d all be speaking and writing a very similar language (prolly with a british accent)

I’m no language guru, just my thoughts :)

I guess if we were going by the worlds more popular language, it would be ??

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initium says
Why couldn’t they just make it 1 word and EVERYONE use it!

Well there was one way to spell it then America started to develop their own English :p.

prolly with a british accent

I think due to the huge diversity in British Accents (sometimes they would differ town to town) that for the colonials their accents might of all merged somewhat evolving into todays American/New Zealand/Australian Accents.

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dtbaker Moderator says
Well there was one way to spell it then America started to develop their own English :p.

/hi5

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Daan says
Well there was one way to spell it then America started to develop their own English :p.

I now crown you king!

It’s colour, just because it looks better than color.

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Mihai_Sorohan says

Well, let’s everybody use the Romanian word, “culoare”.
It’s longer, have the U ;), ends with an elegant E, sounds like a swear word in some Latin rooted languages (at least the beginning) and it will raise debates even sillier than this one

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