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used and I am very confused by it. Thanks...
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Anonymous:Does anyone know why U.S. English spellings drop the "u" in some words? E.g. colour/color, honour/honor and neighbour/neighbor ... How did this come about?
Anonymous:I'm not completely sure, but I think it's basically because when Webster created the American dictionary, he/she dropped letters to make the words easier and more logical to spell. For example, British: through & American: thru; the American spelling makes more sense, because it's is spelt phoenetically, the way it sounds; this was Webster's aim.
Anonymous:The proper spelling is 'through' for both languages. 'Thru' is just the informal way of spelling it. To answer the question, it should have been originally spelt honor (Latin word 'honoris', not 'honouris')
Anonymous:that makes alot of sense
Anonymous:Honour is also Canadian though.... right? Do you know? I think it is....
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