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Why do alot of Ask users spell the word "favorite" as "favourite"?

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Canada, Great Britain and most Europeans spell favourite with the 'ou' reflecting a historic French influence within the language. Colour is spelled this way too.

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Well, it don't get much more clear than that.....8)
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Harbour, labour
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europeans spell stuff differently

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Jinx lol
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They're British?

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Probably our friends in Europe spelling it that way.

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Canada, too. :)
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I forgot about them lol.
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It's a cultural thing. Same with color and colur.

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Colour
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Thank you @hatman
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They are probably from another country.

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"Favorite" is the American spelling. "Favourite" would be British, Australian, etc. They are both correct spellings, just in different places.

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Its just a way how to spell it like some people spell color as colour..

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It usually means are you British (Aussie Canadians Etc.) or American. Either way I say Favourite

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It's correct either way. I always use whenever I feel like I should be fancy.

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Those other English speaking countries spell quite a few things differently.
Aeroplane
Aluminium
Those are just a couple of "A's"
here's a list of all of the common English spelling variants.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_spelling_variants

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What you have problem of how we speak??!!!

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It's because they are European. We also spell things such as: realise, apologise, connexion, analyse, colour, etc.

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Cause there young

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They are European, or Canadian.

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Unfortunately the Ask spell checker doesn't allow me to re-set for Australian spelling and constantly wants me to spell like you colonials over there. (Unlike we colonials over here.)

The -or and -our is one difference.
So are words that end in -er or -re (theater / theatre).
Then there are words like pedophile / paedophile.
Or haemorrhoids.

I once had to fill out a sickness report when I had a day off work.
l managed to find three different ways to mis-spell diarrhoea, crossed each one out neatly, and wrote "stomach upset".

It's a funny old language, English and George Bernard Shaw once said that "England and America are two countries separated by a common language."

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Good Ole GBS!
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Dunno what we'd have done for quotes without him and Oscar Wilde. Oh, and C.S.Lewis, of course.
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Yes the three "wise" men of quotes
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Because it is the correct way to spell in the English language.

Here in the US of A we have butchered every language and smashed it together to make it our own. We usurp words from other languages and pass them off as ours (kindergarten for example.....it is German).

Oh and then we have the lovely "rules" of spelling. Like:

I before E except after C and when it sounds like A as in neighbor and weigh....then there is the word "weird" which does not fit the rule.


And people wonder why immigrants have such a hard time learning the language....WE barely understand it!!!

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When I was 10 years old a school inspector visited our class and gave us the i before e rule. He explained that some words (like vein) broke the rule but then made the mistake of saying, "There are no words where i comes before e after c. Can anybody think of one."

So I stuck up my hand and said, "Science." He said, "That's different," but I'm still waiting for an explanation, and that was 65 years ago.
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Exactly. All other languages follow form. Not English and definitely not American English!
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