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  • I am American, and I use American english.

    60 32.43%
  • I am not American, and I use American english.

    61 32.97%
  • I am American, and I do not use American english.

    3 1.62%
  • I am not American, and I do not use American english.

    61 32.97%
  1. Post #41
    blankthemuffin's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,265 Posts
    Nope, I see a bunch of extra 'u's everywhere.
    Poor Canada, tries hard but at the end of the day it's just too close to the USA.
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  2. Post #42
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    BackwardSpy's Avatar
    May 2008
    6,496 Posts
    It can get rather confusing :P

    :ninja:'d

  3. Post #43
    Elffie's Avatar
    January 2011
    642 Posts
    I use english... english.

    Although it does annoy me slightly when I have something like
    sf::Color Colour;
    Typedef/inherit? I do because otherwise I start writing Color everywhere then find inconsistencies in my own code such as:

    sf::Color Colour;
    if ( Color.a == a )
         Colour.a = 50;
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  4. Post #44
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    BackwardSpy's Avatar
    May 2008
    6,496 Posts
    I considered it but it's redundant. It doesn't bother me enough to justify typedef'ing it like that and, even if it was, I'd just change my original variable to be called Color instead of Colour.
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  5. Post #45
    sim642's Avatar
    July 2010
    1,039 Posts
    Use variable name Col then and no problem.
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  6. Post #46
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    May 2008
    1,986 Posts
    Poor Canada, tries hard but at the end of the day it's just too close to the USA.
    I used to piss off my English teachers by going back and forth with the spelling
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  7. Post #47
    Interesting that you say that. Friend.
    NorthernGate's Avatar
    August 2007
    3,412 Posts
    I'm fairly mixed, I spell 'Colour' as 'Color' but 'Armor' as 'Armour', I also prefer 'Centre' over 'Center'
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  8. Post #48
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    gparent's Avatar
    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    Poor Canada, tries hard but at the end of the day it's just too close to the USA.
    Actually you're completely wrong about that, we're taught both ways of writing english with no real preference (your results may vary)

    I just stick with what's logical; no point is making my code unnecessarily more confusing and less maintainable by using British English when most libraries are using American English. Other way around as well, I wouldn't write something in American English if it used Ogre3d, for instance.
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  9. Post #49
    blankthemuffin's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,265 Posts
    Use variable name Col then and no problem.
    So was that column or colour or collapse or collection or collectible or colon?
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  10. Post #50
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    gparent's Avatar
    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    Use variable name Col then and no problem.
    And then make my code less self-documenting? No thanks.
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  11. Post #51

    November 2007
    355 Posts
    American-English, as it's shorter, easier and more phonetic.
    Although I do have to admit that it has less character than the standard English language.

  12. Post #52
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    Chandler's Avatar
    February 2006
    1,406 Posts
    Don't forget that the standard British English has changed in the past 60 years. Artisan used to be spelled Artizan. Don't believe me? Here's some proof in the form of some engineering mathematics books from the 50s that I have lying around. (sorry for the images. Couldn't get a video showing it off in a high enough quality :x)

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  13. Post #53
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,918 Posts
    Why of course not my fellow chap, I'll be damned if I am caught using nothing but the Queen's finest English.
    Care for a cup of tea?
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  14. Post #54
    Der Führer
    Quark:'s Avatar
    January 2011
    4,082 Posts
    I say, old bean, fetch my rapier! There are scoundrels afoot!
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  15. Post #55
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    BackwardSpy's Avatar
    May 2008
    6,496 Posts
    What what, chocks away and all that.
    I say, we brits must talk like this at all times lest we be branded as something lesser!

    Of course.
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  16. Post #56
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    Quark:'s Avatar
    January 2011
    4,082 Posts
    I whole heartedly agree my fellow discussion board adventurer, my speech habits must surpass those of a lesser nationality; for our speech is our deadliest weapon!
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