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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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tbonerfart101 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
America F*** yeah
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:iconborderwolf:
BorderWolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Indeed. Color, Honor, Valor (US)\ Colour, Honour, Valour (UK) If we can understand these words as well, who gives a rat's arse.
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ranwolf1976 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
this should also apply to aluminum/aluminium. I've seen it get kinda ugly on youtube
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:iconfronkie-syein:
Fronkie-Syein Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  New member Student Filmographer
love it LOL F**K YOU
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Extraintelligence Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, we spell it "artifact" because that's the way it's been spelled in our dictionaries since the first English dictionary was printed.

In fact, the first English dictionary was written here in the US, in Florida during the year 1604, to be precise.
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ackamarackus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  New member
'In fact, the first English dictionary was written here in the US, in Florida during the year 1604, to be precise.'

That would be incorrect, see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_Al… or  www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/r…

Unless you were being sarcastic!
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:iconlillianiel:
Lillianiel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Wasn't Florida founded in 1845?
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:iconextraintelligence:
Extraintelligence Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, you're right. I accidentally skipped a line while reading my source and thought it said that the same book had been published in Gainsville, Florida. My bad.
dictionary.reference.com/help/…

Also, I was mistaken about the reason. The actual reason that the US spells "artifact" with an i is because Latin roots with the "Arte-" prefix change the e to an i when said root is given a suffix (artificial, artifice). English is a jumbled mess as it is, so the logic is that this helps make things easier.

For the record, I prefer artefact, because I pronounce it "art-eh-fact" rather than "art-ih-fact" as the American spelling would imply.
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Vontage116 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   General Artist
That's right Britain it started with tea now we go to words come at us bro XDDDD
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hart7668 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
*billclintonvoice* That's riight we're Americans
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:iconzachvalkyrie:
ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Writer
'Murica!
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:iconlibrarian-of-hell:
librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh my meow. :XD:
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HelpILostMyEraser Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  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 Dec 19, 2014
loll
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HelpILostMyEraser Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
go away thank you
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hgfggg Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
fuck you
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girlykitten Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
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 Dec 19, 2014
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 Dec 19, 2014
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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DanielsMyMiddleName Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I spell it "artifact" because I was told to spell it like that.
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:iconmanges11:
MangeS11 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Pretty sure Americans are the only people who deviate from British English too...........
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:iconemperorkirkwall:
emperorkirkwall Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
MURICA F***K YEAH! :iconmuricaplz:
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jeditoby Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
*LOL* The Revolutionary War started because King George misunderstood what the colonists were saying over a spelling error. 

But I'm not saying what the error is. You have to find it yourself. 
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MathildasDoubel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
thats okay, George came from my birth town...he was German. °3°
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AtsuMurasame Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014   Digital Artist
I spell it as artifact because... thats how its pronounced... I think :/
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:iconthatkinder:
ThatKinder Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
That's right and don't you forget it!
*chik*-*Chack*
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:iconpeppepasqua:
peppepasqua Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Degustibus
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:iconovertracer:
overtracer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Can you explain "carcinogenic"?
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:iconbatataq:
batataq Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Americans being americans.
Fancy Dance PLZ 
Ps: My best friend and my boyfriend are Americans and I love them.
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TomWillem Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Arse. Hah, I saw what you did there. 
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:iconthe-ragged-bastard:
The-ragged-bastard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We'll provide a reason for artifact when you provide a reason for saying that lieutenant is pronounced left-tenant
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:iconkydure:
Kydure Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Old comment is old but the reason lieutenant is pronounced that way is because it's French.
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:iconthe-ragged-bastard:
The-ragged-bastard Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And the English copied the French...why?
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:iconkydure:
Kydure Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know that one. I can only tell you why it's pronounced the way it is.
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Outbreak-II Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...Touche'.
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ChibiNomad Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I honestly love the stereotypes about Americans being gun-slinging assholes who have baseless reasoning for all of their arguments... just warms the heart. Because I'd say at least half of that stereotype is true most of the time, because no matter how hard they try, they just won't get me to buy a gun or have a shoddy explanation to my thought process. -shrug-
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:iconthe-ragged-bastard:
The-ragged-bastard Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
But guns are fun! even if you don't own one you should try target shooting at least once.
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:iconchibinomad:
ChibiNomad Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, no, I have. I've done it and there's just not that much excitement in it for me.

I prefer archery. :)
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JackGrahamArts2 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You classy fuck! :)
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:iconmasaruten:
masaruten Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
true enough
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:iconseikyuu:
seikyuu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Americans. We're the lovable idiots of the world. :D
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:icondaraeldin:
Daraeldin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
*chik chak* = spot-on. 

Sorry, mate - I'm browsing your galleries. Looks like you've got yourself a new follower.
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:iconmundo-azul:
Mundo-Azul Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconeddieizzardplz: "You say '(h)erbs,' and we say 'herbs,' because there's a f*cking 'h' in it."
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Outbreak-II Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"But, you spell 'through' T-H-R-U, and I'm with you on that. Because we spell it 'thruff.' And that's trying to cheat at Scrabble."
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TheZackAttack Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
MRICA!
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:iconthezackattack:
TheZackAttack Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Damn... Merica!

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:iconseiuchiking:
SeiuchiKing Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
yup, that's the american reasoning system at work!
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:iconlacabezadelcastor:
LaCabezaDelCastor Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Lol! Cheers!
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:iconcapnhands:
capnhands Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
least we don't call meatballs pork faggots.
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