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Old 12-29-2010, 02:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
My guess is that historically it is 'grille', but Americans have a tendency to drop letters, whether this is because of laziness, modernization of the language, or to differentiate themselves from their British origins, I do not know. Examples:
  • color instead of colour,
  • aluminum instead of aluminium,
  • filet instead of fillet,
  • program instead of programme,
  • BBQ instead of barbecue,
  • W instead of George W. Bush,
  • etc.
There is no such language as "English." We speak American, people living in England speak British, and the Aussies speak Australian. People from Canadia speak Canadian.

Hey, my own President thinks that residents of Austria speak Austrian, so there ya go...
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