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Colour? color? 

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2,977 deviants said Colour!
50%
2,959 deviants said Color!

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:iconnaktahi:
naktahi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can't tell you HOW MANY americans i've come across who want to be idiot grammar nazis and stubbornly insist that i need to learn some english because i spell it "colour." pisses me the fuck off that they act so up there and think that they know everything there is to know about english when the original language came from europe. when will some of them realise (yes, i use "realise" and other "z" words with an "s") that america isn't at the center of everything?

i grew up with the british spellings and even though i've been going to school in the US for awhile, i've never been able to get used to the american spellings. the words just looks odd and seems really out of place to me.

i was genuinely surprised though, to find that none of my american professors/TAs have ever corrected my british spellings or made an issue of it, or have even corrected my grammar. ever. so i find it twice as funny and three times as annoying that regular kids will try to "correct" my english. 
 
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Growing up in America, I learned how to spell it "color"...though after watching a lot of BBC shows, I've learned to respect their spelling.
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FanGirl-Gone-Hyper Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I use the British spellings! I was born and raised in South Africa, which used to be colonized by the English and the Dutch, so I learnt British English, obviously... plus Americans suck! They're so rude and their accents are so annoying. But British accents are even more annoying and they have bad teeth! I think I'm lucky, cuz South African accents are somewhere in between, just a little closer to English accents, accept I've been living in a different country for a long time so the only English I ever hear is American television and my parents, and my dad is Portuguese so his accent is even stranger than mine, so I have my own weird accent that doesn't really belong to any country in particular anymore. O.o I sound South African and Australian and British all at the same time but I pronounce most things like an American, so I just sound kinda STRANGE...
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YumeShoujo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
both! at school they are teaching the colour but I was raised american before leaving to europe. so I use both
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NaruHina-always Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Colour looks fancier, but I'm used to writing color :)
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Murmur-Muffin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
OH DAMN!
I ruined the 50/50 D:
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:iconmrmountaindew:
mrmountaindew Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lmao
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:iconwhitestasian:
WhitestAsian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
50/50 holy hell!!
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:iconvisualspiff:
VisualSpiff Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I spell it colour, but both are correct so I never understood why people get so bent out of shape about it. Same with favourite/favorite.
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TheSevenColorsOfMars Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my, 50/50
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:iconluxaji:
Luxaji Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Colour ^^ It gets annoying though when I use chat things and have to remeber to spell 'color' to change text colour like <colorpink> >.>
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anjelleshadow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Canadian so its colour for me ;) So many Americans tell me that I spell it wrong :'(
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Tell them 'colour' is the English/British spelling so they are wrong :iconstudmuffinplz:
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:iconanjelleshadow:
anjelleshadow Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lol I should so do that XD I don't know why they find me spelling it 'colour' is so annoying D:
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:iconcorporalcat:
CorporalCat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist
i'm American and I still spell it colour because I like it better :D
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anjelleshadow Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lol it looks fancier ;)
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:iconcorporalcat:
CorporalCat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist
it does! :squee:
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SammyTT Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It depends. Are you french?
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Winter-Osprey Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think it really matters, it's just where you come from. I'm a brit, so I naturally am used to 'colour', but I don't have any beef with 'color' either. It's just the way language has evolved in English speaking countries. :shrug:

The scone debate however...
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SweetOctopiewriter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Americans spell it color. I think the English and Australians say, "colour". Like gray vs grey, chips vs fries, chips vs crisps, or whatever.
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:iconaziot:
Aziot Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
COLOUR FOR THE WIN!!! It's the only way I can spell it and not see only yellow. Thank you colouring boxes....
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:icon25teehee:
25teehee Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
frankly i don't care they both mean the same thing.
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isupportomnom Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
nuuuuu COLOUR!!!!
U!
Aussie here y'all!
I like the 'U's in words and the "ise"....
^U^
but, its whatever we are taught...I guess...









(English....)
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TisBethany Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
COLOUR :flaguk:
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:iconcorporalcat:
CorporalCat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist
yesh :D
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Z-axer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm Canadian, so I was taught the English spelling in school (so "colour"). But by living in North America (and with the help of the internet and all), I think I'm more used to read "color" everywhere. The American spelling is also much more common in my field of study (computer sciences).

BUT! Even with all this, I prefer to use the English spelling of "colour" and all is friends :P (behaviour, odour, flavour, etc. =P)
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:iconboonjagga:
BOONJAGGA Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Colour.
Because it's better.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
:highfive:
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:iconmangamoonlight:
MangaMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im Canadian and they teach us colour and if you wrote color it was wrong :/
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Same here OTL
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monkiey Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love certain words with the non-American English spelling, like humour, favourite and theatre, but for the most part I think the "u" is useless and I think words should end with "-ize" not "-ise."
Though, I think it's all a part of phonetics as well: Alphabetized sounds (and looks) better with American accents while Alphabetised sounds (and looks) better with European/Canadian accents~ :shrug:
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:iconinvaderpumpkinqueen:
InvaderPumpkinQueen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Color is how it's support to be spelled.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Only in a place where people don't know how to spell :icontrollfaceplz:
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:iconinvaderpumpkinqueen:
InvaderPumpkinQueen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Every country has it's on language.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
English = England = Colour = Correct :iconstudmuffinplz:
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:iconinvaderpumpkinqueen:
InvaderPumpkinQueen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist
English = America = Color = Correct.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Um.....English came from England...:stare: kinda obvious?
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:iconwhitestasian:
WhitestAsian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Filmographer
win.
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:iconinvaderpumpkinqueen:
InvaderPumpkinQueen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Not my problem, each country has it's own way of spelling.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is true :iconstudmuffinplz:
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:iconrivershaman:
RiverShaman Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist
the poll says

2,582
and
2,552

are both 50%

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:iconnatsu714:
Natsu714 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
"color" just because I use the American spellings. =P

Not to say that British isn't nifty, though. I kinda like "re" instead of "er" for Theater. =P The "re" at the end of my name (sumre, pronounced "summer") was because my mom wanted to spell my name differently and thought it'd be nice to take out the M and switch the E and the R.

"Colour" can look kinda nifty, but I prefer "Color" myself. :3
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I would be for 'Colour' but I'm so used to 'Color'.
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:iconcookiemonkeyponey:
CookieMonkeyPoney Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
We Canadians love our colour ;)
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:iconakeah:
Akeah Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I love when it's spelled as COLOUR. It looks much better that way. Simplification is not good, I suppose
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:iconmedli96:
medli96 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
color, neighbor, favorite!
I hate the unnecessary "u"s in words and I'm Canadian! haha
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
I don't get it? :shrug:

Anyway we spell it colour here too since this was primarily a British settlement XD
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:iconmedli96:
medli96 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Color, Colour
Neighbor, Neighbour
Favorite, Favourite

Haha yeah Canadians use the "u"s
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
So do we, its the British spelling. ( the correct way If I may add) :iconstudmuffinplz:
American-color (lazy way)
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Sandro44ka Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm russian and I really don't pay attention to such nuances)
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