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If you are going to insult an entire nation, especially in a discussion about spelling, it might be a good idea to spell properly. [URL="http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/difficulties/looselose.html"
Here's a brief article[/URL] by Learn English Language on the issue.

So I add a simple "o". My bad for not being perfect.

I was simply joking around...I was referring to wars though, more than spelling of words.

Hell, Colonel sounds like kurnel...
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I was just joking around too. The irony though, is that the reason English has so many British French words is because of the French (Norman) conquest and rule of England for like 100 years!
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I was just joking around too. The irony though, is that the reason English has so many British words is because of the French (Norman) conquest and rule of England for like 100 years!
I think most European countries should just be 1 country... They all took over eachother at one point in time. WE should all speak gibberish....that'll solve problems. :PPP
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I was just joking around too. The irony though, is that the reason English has so many British words is because of the French (Norman) conquest and rule of England for like 100 years!
I'm virtually certain that's not why English has so many British words.


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Smart alec!

Fixed above.
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Metre and litre is just the way the French write it. The British took it over, and the Americans had to made it more simple (like a lot of words).

In my language, Dutch, its also meter and liter.

And yes, metric comes from Latin.
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I think most European countries should just be 1 country... They all took over eachother at one point in time. WE should all speak gibberish....that'll solve problems. :PPP
Saying that to us is the equivalent of us English saying America should just be one big state :P
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Saying that to us is the equivalent of us English saying America should just be one big state :P
But USA is spread really far apart compared to most of europe...
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But USA is spread really far apart compared to most of europe...
I'd give up this argument
You have no legs to stand on with this one. It doesn't have to do with square milage. It's different cultures.

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But USA is spread really far apart compared to most of europe...
? Actually, they are almost exactly the same size: 3.8 million square miles...
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I'd give up this argument
You have no legs to stand on with this one. It doesn't have to do with square milage. It's different cultures.
I'm just joking around... lol

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? Actually, they are almost exactly the same size: 3.8 million square miles...
The US always looks so big on a map :P... I think it's bigger than that though.
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The US always looks so big on a map :P... I think it's bigger than that though.
The US is 3,717,813 square miles. Europe is 3,939,000 square miles.
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you know what, I learned this in school. The flat maps you see are distorted and some areas look bigger than others even though they have the same square footage. It's best to look at a globe or those wonky chopped up map.

Also, there are political incentives in map making as well. You usually make your country in the center of the map and slightly bigger than it really is.

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