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    Question What is the difference between 'color' and 'colour' ?

    I was looking for how to change the terminal's colors, but I found it like 'colours' -
    http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/x329.html

    What is the difference? I see that Firefox can't recognize 'colour' when I type it here.

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    Re: What is the difference between 'color' and 'colour' ?

    Color is the American spelling, colour is the correct spelling

    Many words are different in US english which is why dictionaries, thesaurses etc. have english (US) and english (UK) as seperate languages.

    If you can set the default language in firefox to english (UK) then it will recognise colour,

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    Re: What is the difference between 'color' and 'colour' ?

    I think that colour is the British way to say color.

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    Re: What is the difference between 'color' and 'colour' ?

    Colour = UK spelling
    Color = US spelling

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    Re: What is the difference between 'color' and 'colour' ?

    Colour is the UK spelling. Color is the US spelling, where for some reason U seems to be dropped like the plague.

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    Re: What is the difference between 'color' and 'colour' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by shad0w_walker View Post
    Colour is the UK spelling. Color is the US spelling, where for some reason U seems to be dropped like the plague.
    We're dropping it like the plage these days, actually.
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    Re: What is the difference between 'color' and 'colour' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by p_quarles View Post
    We're dropping it like the plage these days, actually.


    English & American English.
    A common language separated by a small dispute over a cup of tea, somewhere near Boston I believe!

    Americanisms are filtering in the UK language quite quickly. I have heard children refer to pavements as sidewalks!
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    Wink Re: What is the difference between 'color' and 'colour' ?

    Both are same, there is no mass difference. One is American Color and the other one is British Colour.

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    Re: What is the difference between 'color' and 'colour' ?

    don't get me started on that.

    saber and sabre is another example, (I picked the wrong one in my username)
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    Re: What is the difference between 'color' and 'colour' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by barbedsaber View Post
    don't get me started on that.

    saber and sabre is another example, (I picked the wrong one in my username)
    LOL, the WRONG one or the AMERICAN one....or both I suppose ?

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