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Old 12-29-2010, 12:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Everyone else=one way
USA=another way

IE the metric system. Why would you want to do something that makes sense when you can be dumb.
Ah, but that neglects the Brits attempts to get everyone to drive on the wrong side of the road. All of Europe (except one small island) and the Americas got it right, but everywhere the Brits invaded, they got it wrong. Utter lunacy.



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Old 12-29-2010, 12:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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however I cook on my engine, so it gets confusing.......
I have too. Well, I've reheated stuff (pizza! in tin foil... I mean aluminium foil).

But if you're cooking on your engine, it's spelled engin.

BTW: Dictionary.com seems to prefer grille for automobiles, and grill for cooking.

Grille | Define Grille at Dictionary.com
Grill | Define Grill at Dictionary.com
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Errrm, but I'm about to go eat lunch at City Grille... this is all so very confusing.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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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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Old 12-29-2010, 03:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey, my own President thinks that residents of Austria speak Austrian, so there ya go...
I guess that Austrian does differ somewhat from German (in fact, there are different dialects within Germany). Also, Spanish Spanish isn't the same as Mexican Spanish. Or Portugese and Brazilian.

Oh, and since we're speaking (pun intended) of Latin America and Presidents...
Vice-President Al Gore: "I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people."
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Errrm, but I'm about to go eat lunch at City Grille... this is all so very confusing.
That's roadkill you're eating there...
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While we're at it, might as well through 'colour' and 'humour' on the grill(e) as well.....
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While we're at it, might as well through 'colour' and 'humour' on the grill(e) as well.....
As an ecomodder, I use the shorter spellings. Each key not pressed is extending the life of my keyboard, reducing CPU load (saves power), and reducing the amount of data required to submit my post.

Or maybe I'm just lazy...

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