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Etymology by jollyjack Etymology by jollyjack
I'm not really getting on my high horse over spelling, here.
I'm crap at spelling, always have been, and let's be honest; if we can understand what we're saying to each other, who gives a rat's arse?
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner 48 minutes ago  Student Writer
'Murica!
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
oh my meow. :XD:
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HelpILostMyEraser Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
wait..... The UK spells it artefact??? I'm from Canada and that is literally the weirdest thing I've ever seen.
And we spell colour and favourite different from the US...
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
loll
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HelpILostMyEraser Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
go away thank you
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hgfggg Featured By Owner 1 day ago
fuck you
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girlykitten Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I will new try to start spelling it 'Artefact', despite my stupid American computer claiming it's not a word. :)
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textilemonster Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Ironically enough, the reason Webster turned all the "-our"s into "-or"s was because THEY were derived from Latin and were originally spelt "-or"; that's why "glamour," a word of Scottish origin, remained "-our".

And the reason island has an "s" is because the people in charge of that stuff in the 1600s thought island stemmed from the Latin "insula" and added an "s" to reflect that. Modern research indicates island is derived from a "Germanic" word which contained no "s", so now the "s" is there as a constant reminder of their error.
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textilemonster Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I now see that not only is this post two years old, but also has 36 pages worth of comments that I will not wade through, so there's a very good chance these points have already been brought up.*


*I'm sorry, I mean, "There is a pretty good chance these points have already up been brought."
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