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  1. #26
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    Well, this thread has certainly gone off the rails. Sheesh.

    Quote Originally Posted by charlieandperry1 View Post
    We would spell the following thusly: encyclopaedia, archaeology and foetus. But I think the American spellings are encyclopedia, archeology and fetus. So I wonder what they'd make of Mæry?

    American English spellings never cease to amaze me! Only the other day I learnt that they spell chilli 'chili'
    I'm American and I've seen it spelled 'archeology' and 'archaeology' equally by other Americans. Also, it really weirds me out to see 'foetus' but I'm inexplicably fine with 'encyclopaedia.' I'd pronounce Maery exactly the same as Mary.

    You guys spell it 'chilli?' Weird. I never knew that.
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  2. #28
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    Yeah, that's annoying. I took German for a year year, and Latin for a year, and Spanish for a year (...), and I HATE THIS SO MUCH. If I'm gonna use an umlaut I'm gonna use it RIGHT.

    goshdarnit...

    Besides, in English especially, there are almost ALWAYS ways to just spell the name with YOUR pronunciation. No need to get so fancy, unless it's ACTUALLY part of the ACTUAL name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeknamezyo View Post
    You guys spell it 'chilli?' Weird. I never knew that.
    Nah, it's not weird. It's just different. You guys leave the 'u' out of colour and favourite etc.
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