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Why do you drive on the left side of the road?
Why do you call drunk driving drink driving?
Why do you call fries chips?
Why do you have a Royal Family?
Seriously why do you have a Royal Family?
Why do you spell words with u, (colour, honour, etc)?

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Armour colour neighbour honour etc. are a commonwealth thing. not just british. It's not so much why do we have a 'u' as it is why did USA drop the 'u'. This goes back to immediately post the american revolution when American scholars went out of their way to write reference books (Audubon, Webster) with unique american names and spellings.

Edit: oh and Canada has the Royal Family too. It's the same one just wearing a different hat. Kinda like someone having two jobs.

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Which side of the road you drive on. (barring latter day changes to get in line with the rest of a continent) depends on weather swordsmen or carts were the dominant traffic when the rules of the road were established.

if swordsmen, they kept their sword arm facing the other traveller, since that was usually the right hand that meant walking on the left.

Carts on the other hand needed to see where the right rear wheel was to keep on the road. Thus the drove on the right.

Driving on the right has mostly won out on the continents but island nations, (like Britain and Japan) still feel free to keep to their own rules.

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i've always wondered that myself tbh
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It's spelled colour, honour, favour, grey, and so on because that's how the words are properly spelled. Also, the proper name of "z" is "zed", though zulu is also acceptable. One could call them all "zee", color, honor, favor, and gray if one likes. It doesn't actually matter.


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Armour colour neighbour honour etc. are a commonwealth thing. not just british. It's not so much why do we have a 'u' as it is why did USA drop the 'u'. This goes back to immediately post the american revolution when American scholars went out of their way to write reference books (Audubon, Webster) with unique american names and spellings.

Edit: oh and Canada has the Royal Family too. It's the same one just wearing a different hat. Kinda like someone having two jobs.


There was a revolution against the English language, too? I thought those differences just sort of happened naturally.
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because its based off rugby football. funny you can access crunchyroll but you can't have your own question like this answered by just searching it through the web? lol

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because its based off rugby football. funny you can access crunchyroll but you can't have your own question like this answered by just searching it through the web? lol

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Because its more fun to have a discussion

lol point taken
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It's spelled colour, honour, favour, grey, and so on because that's how the words are properly spelled. Also, the proper name of "z" is "zed", though zulu is also acceptable. One could call them all "zee", color, honor, favor, and gray if one likes. It doesn't actually matter.


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Armour colour neighbour honour etc. are a commonwealth thing. not just british. It's not so much why do we have a 'u' as it is why did USA drop the 'u'. This goes back to immediately post the american revolution when American scholars went out of their way to write reference books (Audubon, Webster) with unique american names and spellings.

Edit: oh and Canada has the Royal Family too. It's the same one just wearing a different hat. Kinda like someone having two jobs.


There was a revolution against the English language, too? I thought those differences just sort of happened naturally.


Nope it was deliberate. That's why some birds have unique American names. The Canada Jay has a different name in Audubon.


edit: IIRC it's the Gray Jay just to really be a splitter.
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BlueOni wrote:

It's spelled colour, honour, favour, grey, and so on because that's how the words are properly spelled. Also, the proper name of "z" is "zed", though zulu is also acceptable. One could call them all "zee", color, honor, favor, and gray if one likes. It doesn't actually matter.



As english being my second language, I didn't realize until now that I have been spelling words both ways, sometimes I type gray or grey and honour or honor. Interesting fact about the Z....

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AiYumega wrote:

Why do you call fries chips?


Why do you call crisps chips?


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Why do you have a Royal Family?
Seriously why do you have a Royal Family?


Because why not? At least we have one!


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Why do you spell words with u, (colour, honour, etc)?

We're even.

Why did you take them out?


Now we're even ;)

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AiYumega wrote:

Why do you drive on the left side of the road?
Why do you call drunk driving drink driving?
Why do you call fries chips?
Why do you have a Royal Family?
Seriously why do you have a Royal Family?
Why do you spell words with u, (colour, honour, etc)?

We're even.


uk drive on the left as that is how its been since the beginning of roads as generally people are right handed and jousts were carried on the right. its the same with how castle towers rotate clockwise so the defenders on the stairs can swing down with the right hand and the attackers hit a wall when swinging.

one of the reason people started using the right is because napoleon was left handed so he switched it round for his advantage.
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Uhhh doesn't Japan call Football Soccer too? Why is the U.S. the target in this?
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Uhhh doesn't Japan call Football Soccer too? Why is the U.S. the target in this?



Because the U.S. is always the target.
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